[Bmi] Reminder: Brain-Mind Institute 2014 Summer School: Admission due this Sunday

Juyang Weng weng at cse.msu.edu
Fri Apr 4 16:40:13 EDT 2014

This is a friendly reminder that the BMI Admission application (to get 
admitted so that you can register) is due this Sunday, April 6, 2014.
Full time students can apply for tuition waiver.
Brain-Mind Institute (BMI)

*Important dates*:
Course applications (to get admitted so that you can register): by 
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Tuition waver application (full-time students only, mark in your course 
application): by Sunday, April 6, 2014
ICBM full papers: by Sunday, April 13, 2014
ICBM abstracts: by Sunday, April 20, 2014
Notification of admission: April 27, 2014
Notification of tuition waiver: April 27, 2014
Advance registration: by Sunday, May 4, 2014

Preliminary Program: Summer 2014
Summer School, Beijing, June 16 - July 4, 2014 (weeks 1-3)
(WCCI 2014, Beijing, not a part of BMI Program, but BMI participants are 
encouraged to participate) (week 4 Saturday - Friday)
International Conference on Brain-Mind (ICBM), Beijing, July 12 - 13, 
2014 (week 4 weekend)
Summer School, Beijing, July 14 - August 1, 2014 (weeks 5-6)

Co-Sponsored and Co-Organized by
Brain-Mind Institute and
Brainnetome Center of CASIA, Beijing, China

With the great support from many colleagues, the BMI has successfully 
run for two years, with distinguished talks,
summer schools, International Conference on Brain-Mind (ICBM), and the 
Brain-Mind Magazine (BMM).
Its 2014 summer school and ICBM will run in Beijing, China, collocating 
with WCCI 2014 <www.ieee-wcci2014.org/%3F>.

BMI Courses:

Session 1: BMI 831 Cognitive Science for Brain-Mind Research.  3 credits.
On-site at CASIA or distance learning. BMI 831 certificate is issued for 
those who pass the course.

Session 2: BMI 871 Computational Brain-Mind.  3 credits.
On-site at CASIA or distance learning. BMI 831 certificate is issued for 
those who pass the course.

The subjects of interest include, but not limited to:

 1. *Genes*: inheritance, evolution, species, environments, nature vs.
    nurture, and evolution vs. development.
 2. *Cells*: cell models, cell learning, cell signaling, tissues,
    morphogenesis, and tissue development.
 3. *Circuits*: features, clustering, self-organization, cortical
    circuits, Brodmann areas, representation, classification, and
 4. *Streams*: pathways, intra-modal attention, vision, audition, touch
    (including kinesthetics, temperature), smell, and taste.
 5. *Brain ways*: neural networks, brain-mind architecture, inter-modal
    attention, multisensory integration, and neural modulation
    (punishment/serotonin/pain, reward/dopamine/pleasure/sex,
    novelty/acetylcholine/norepinephrine, higher emotion).
 6. *Experiences/learning*: training, learning, development,
    interaction, performance metrics, and functions of genome.
 7. *Behaviors:* actions, motor development, concept learning,
    abstraction, languages, decision making, reasoning, and creativity.
 8. *Societies/multi-agent*: joint attention, swarm intelligence, group
    intelligence, genders, races, science of organization,
    constitutions, and laws.
 9. *Diseases*: depression, ADD/ADHD, drug addiction, dyslexia, autism,
    schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, vision
    loss, and hearing loss.
10. *Applications*: image analysis, computer vision, speech recognition,
    pattern recognition, robotics, artificial intelligence,
    instrumentation, and prosthetics.


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