An intensive hands-on course

2012 Session Starts at 9 AM Saturday, June 23
Ends at 5 PM Wednesday, June 27
Location Institute for Neural Computation
University of California, San Diego
Organizers N.T. Carnevale and M.L. Hines
Faculty includes N.T. Carnevale, M.L. Hines, W.W. Lytton, and T.J. Sejnowski
Registration deadline Friday, May 18

In five days of intensive lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on exercises, this course will cover the principles and practice of the design, construction, and use of models in the NEURON simulation environment. It is designed primarily for those who are concerned with models of biological neurons and neural networks that are closely linked to empirical observations, e.g. experimentalists who wish to incorporate modeling in their research plans, and theoreticians who are interested in the principles of biological computation.

Beginners with little or no modeling experience will learn not only the technical aspects of modeling but also its philosophical basis and scientific rationale.

Intermediate users will learn how best to approach common tasks, and under what circumstances special features of NEURON might be particularly helpful.

Experienced users will benefit from an update on new features and a review of important topics that may have escaped their attention when they first learned how to use NEURON.

Registration is limited to 20 individuals on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The deadline for registration is Friday, May 18.

Each registrant is expected to bring his or her own wifi-capable laptop computer. This will allow everyone to work in a familiar hardware/software environment, be it MSWin or Linux on a PC, or OS X on a Mac.

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Other questions? Contact Ted Carnevale by email (ted dot carnevale at yale dot edu) or phone (203-494-7381).

NEURON 2012 Summer Course