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Virginia Tech to host neuroscience workshop in Switzerland
Date:9/20/2013

Nearly two dozen of the world's leading neuroscientists will gather in Switzerland next month to share their latest findings on the mysteries of how the brain processes information and makes decisions.

The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute EuropeanU.S. Workshop on the Neuroscience of Cognition, Computation, and Decisions will be held at Virginia Tech's Center for European Studies and Architecture at Riva San Vitale in Ticino on Oct. 16 to Oct. 18.

"We have two principal goals for this intensive workshop," said Michael Friedlander, associate provost for health sciences at Virginia Tech and executive director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute. "First, we want to identify new and powerful integrated approaches to bridge multiple levels of understanding brain function. We are also hoping to lay the foundations for pioneering innovative and disruptive approaches to transcending disciplines and technologies across teams of leading European brain researchers and Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute neuroscientists."

The workshop will convene 10 neuroscientists from the institute and 13 neuroscientists from prominent brain-research institutions in five European countries, includinbg the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and cole Polytechnique in France; the Central Institute of Mental Health Mannheim, Freie Universitt Berlin, the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, and the University of Heidelberg in Germany; the International School for Advanced Studies in Trieste, Italy; cole Polytechnique Fdrale de Lausanne, ETH Zrich, and the University of Zurich in Switzerland; and University Co
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Contact: Paula Byron
paulabyron@vt.edu
540-526-2027
Virginia Tech
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