Neurons and Cognitive Processes

[RG #111] Neurons and Cognitive Processes

October 7, 2007 - February 28, 2008


Hanoch Gutfreund (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Israel Nelken (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Naftali Tishby (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

This multidisciplinary program marks twenty years since a similar event took place at the IAS in 1987/88. The program twenty years ago brought together a number of leading scholars in physics and biology and, combined with two international workshops, constitute the formative events in the development of Computational Neuroscience. These events led to the establishment of the Interdisciplinary Center for Neural Computation at The Hebrew University, serving as a model for similar centers at leading institutions throughout the world. There are not many programs that have played as signficant a role in the emergence of an academic discipline as the IAS program and workshops held in 1987/88.

This group will assess, in a detailed manner, the achievements of computational neuroscience over the past 20 years, and to map future territories of application and interaction with experimentalists.




Israel Nelken

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Israel is a professor in the Department of Neurobiology and the Institute of Life Sciences at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Sara Solla

Northwestern University
Sara is a professor in the Department of Physiology at Northwestern University. Her research interests are theoretical and computational neuroscience.

Naftali Tishby

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Naftali is a professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering, the Interdisciplinary Center for Neutral Computation, and the Sudarsky Center for …