Easter School: Computational Modelling

Jaap Murre Jaap.Murre at mrc-apu.cam.ac.uk
Tue Nov 22 09:41:33 EST 1994



CALL FOR PARTICIPATION - Please distribute widely


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       Easter School on Computational Modelling in Psychology:

                         Learning and Memory

        King's College, Cambridge, England, 26-26 March 1995
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           Closing date for applications: 31 December 1994


Organizer
      Jaap Murre

Staff
      Mark Gluck
      Jay McClelland
      Jeroen Raaijmakers         
      Roger Ratcliff             
      Edmund Rolls         
      David Shanks
      Richard Shiffrin     


This is an initiative of the Ph.D. Euroconference Program in Cognitive
Science supported by the E.C.C.

Participation
Ph.D. students and advanced undergraduates and post-docs can
participate. There will be a selection process. Applicants are asked to
provide a brief CV, two letters of recommendation, and one page of
text, describing their research and how this would benefit from
participation. Letters of acceptance (email messages) will be sent out at
the end of January.

Costs
Participation fee is 228 pounds Sterling and includes full board and
lodging at King's College. In many cases, partial or full scholarships
towards this fee will be available. In exceptional cases, scholarships can
be extended to cover part of the travel costs.

Description
The school will be held at King's College, one of the most prominent
locations in Cambridge (50 min from London by train). It will start at
Sunday morning 26 March and continue until the evening of Tuesday 28
March. Throughout the three days there will be lectures by all staff
members as well as tutorial sessions in smaller groups. The number of
participants will be restricted to 30. Please note that this is not an
introductory course into connectionism. The advised entrance level is at
least *basic* knowledge of the following areas: connectionism,
experimental psychology, neuroanatomy, statistics. 
      Lectures and tutorials will cover models of: categorization, recall,
recognition, interference, spacing of learning, amnesia, and the
neurobiology of memory (hippocampus, neural substrates of learning).
Both connectionist models and non-connectionist computational models
(e.g., SAM and Generalized Context Model) will be discussed.


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Application Form

Name:
Affiliation:
Address:
Country:

advanced undergraduate student / graduate student / postdoc / other
male / female
Age: 

Phone:
Fax:
Email:

Do you need financial support for:
      fee (incl. board and lodging):  yes / no
      travel:  yes / no

I have included / will send two letters of recommendation
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Please apply by email (except for the letters of recommendation) before
31 December 1994 to Jaap Murre. If applying by surface mail, please,
include a valid email address with your application. If possible,
communication with applicants and participants will be carried out by
email.

Jaap Murre
Medical Research Council: Applied Psychology Unit
15 Chaucer Road
Cambridge CB2 2EF
United Kingdom

phone: +44 223 355294 x 810
fax:   +44 223 359062
email: jaap.murre at mrc-apu.cam.ac.uk




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