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Call for Applications

RIKEN Brain Science Institute 2012 Summer Program

deadline; Feb 29th, 2012, 17:20p.m. (JST)
Internship: June 13 – August 8

Lecture Course: July 3 – July 9

Every summer, RIKEN Brain Science Institute (Wako, Japan; nearby Tokyo) organizes the international summer school. The short summary of the summer school this year is attached below. Application guideline, further information of the coming and past summer schools and etc are on the above URL.

The RIKEN Brain Science Institute (RIKEN BSI), located just outside Tokyo, Japan, offers a summer program to train advanced students interested in brain function. Applicants may choose either a two-month laboratory internship (Plan A) within a RIKEN BSI laboratory, or an intensive 7-day lecture course (Plan B) featuring a distinguished international faculty. Those participating in the internship may also enroll in the lecture course.

For questions, please send any general inquiry not to me but to the adminstration or organizing committee of the summer school shown in the above summer school, while you can send me an inquiry at,if it is specifically about my laboratory (lab URL:

For Plan A (internship), you can check host laboratory at

For Plan B (lecture course), here I append the information:

“The Collective Brain: How does the dynamics of collective interaction of neurons make our mind work?”

In this course, we would like to place our emphasis on the interaction or coordination of different components of the brain that allows it to function as an integrated system for controlling cognition, memory and behavior. Our emphasis is also on how the malfunctioning of these mechanisms might lead to abnormal states of the brain.

Invited Lecturers (tentative)

Francesco Battaglia, University of Amsterdam
Joshua Berke, University of Michigan
Laura Colgin, University of Texas at Austin
Gustavo Deco,Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Howard Eichenbaum, Boston University
Joshua Gordon, Columbia University
Gilles Laurent, The Max Planck Institute for Brain Research
Shigetada Nakanishi, Osaka Bioscience Institute
Paul Phillips, University of Washington
Geoffrey Schoenbaum, University of Maryland
Erin Schuman, The Max Planck Institute for Brain Research
Jeff Wickens, OIST
Matthew Wilson, MIT

Hiro Nakahara
Lab for Integrated Theoretical Neuroscience
RIKEN Brain Science Institute
Hirosawa Wako
Saitama, 351-0198, Japan
Lab webpage:

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