Congratulations to Dr. André Klapper for succesfully defending his PhD thesis called Social Categorization in Connectionist Networks. Very well done, indeed!
Yesterday Ili presented her poster called 'Information Sampling in Trust Decisions' at the Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Conference in New York. For those of you who missed it but are still eager to see it: Ili will present it as well at the Society for Neuroeconomics Conference in Toronto (Canada), October 6th 2017. So, if you attend SfNe '17, be sure to look out for poster nr. 1-L-37!
This summer (26 June - 7 July) I attended the Kavli Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience, or Brain Camp for short . This annual two-week summer school brings together 70 PhD students and postdocs from around the world at the University of California, Santa Barbara, for a high-intensity curriculum featuring state-of-the-art talks about two central themes, hands-on workshops, and social activities. The second week’s theme was Computational perspectives on the brain in psychiatric and neurological disorders. These lectures, curated by Ray Dolan and Robb Rutledge, featured a lot of inspiring decision-making and modeling research. And the ‘networking opportunities’ in the evenings and weekends were excellent too. I made a bunch of new friends in the field and wholeheartedly recommend Brain Camp to everyone!