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TEX2018 M-GATE School

June 25 - July 3, 2018

The Trieste Encounters on Cognitive Science (TEX) are a yearly summer initiative by SISSA, aiming at bringing together scientists from all over the world at all levels of their careers to enjoy science, sunshine, food&wine and, ultimately, life.

TEX2018 hosts the summer school Under the Surface of Memory Phenomena, the first activity of the Innovative Training Network M-GATE - Memory Research: Ground-breaking, Applied and Technological Exchanges.

The idea is to introduce and discuss foundational concepts in memory research, in particular as it relates to the temporal lobes, from human to rodents, from the behavioural to the single-unit level, leading to theory and to computational and mathematical models. The lecturers include Tim Shallice, Faraneh Vargha-Khadem, Bruce McNaughton, Sheena Josselyn, Steffen Gais, Lisa Genzel, Paul Frankland, Liset M De La Prida, Karim Benchenane, Emilio Kropff, Christophe Bernard, Francesco P Battaglia.

The school is aimed at 15 M-GATE trainees, but is open to more participants. PhD students can apply to be allocated one of another 15 places in shared accommodation, at cost (340 Euro per 10 nights). In addition, all those interested can join the entire school or part of it, subject to prior registration and within space constraints, if they self-organize their stay.

Embedded within the school, on June 30, several top theoretical neuroscientists are joining us for the symposium Remembering Daniel Amit, and Beyond, to talk about the legacy of our late colleague / mentor, who forged a strong latch between physics and the neuroscience of memory.

Further information like the tentative program and registration etc. can be found on the TEX2018 website.

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