Wednesday, April 16, 2014

[visionlist] BCF/NWG course "Analysis and Models in Neurophysiology" 2014 at the Bernstein Center Freiburg, Germany


"Analysis and Models in Neurophysiology"

Sunday, October 5 - Friday, October 10, 2014
Bernstein Center Freiburg, Hansastraße 9a, 79104 Freiburg, Germany

Aim of the course:

The course is intended to provide advanced Diploma/Masters and PhD students, as well as young researchers from the neurosciences with approaches for the analysis of electrophysiological data and the theoretical concepts behind them.

The course includes various topics such as:
  • Neuron models and spike train statistics
  • Point processes and correlation measures
  • Systems and signals
  • Local field potentials
The course will consist of lectures in the morning and and matching exercises using Matlab and Mathematica in the afternoon. Experience with these software packages will be helpful but is not required for registration. The participants should have a basic understanding of scientific programming. This course is designated especially for advanced diploma/master-students and PhD-students (preferentially in their first year).

Please apply by sending one pdf document containing your CV and a meaningful letter of motivation to
The letter of motivation should refer to the following points:
  • Reasons for wanting to take this course
  • Background in mathematics
  • Experience using Matlab/Python/Mathematika
  • Background in neuroscience

The course is limited to 20 participants.

Course fees: NWG members - 50€, others - 125€

Application deadline: June 30, 2014

More information:

-- Dr. Birgit Ahrens --
Teaching & Training Coordinator
Bernstein Center Freiburg
University of Freiburg
Hansastr. 9a
D - 79104 Freiburg

Phone: +49 (0) 761 203-9575
Fax: +49 (0) 761 203-9559

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