Neuronal dynamics for cognitive robotics

Our annual summer school gives students an in-depth look at dynamic field theory over the course of an intense and fun week. The summer school covers everything from the basics of dynamic field theory up to our latest research projects. Students learn the theoretical background in informal lectures but the main emphasis of the summer school is hands-on work on exercises and individual projects. This gives students a lot of time to collaborate and discuss in small groups and under close supervision of our tutors.

INFORMAL WELCOME DINNER

We will organize an informal welcome dinner on Sunday, September 9, some time in the evening. This is a good opportunity to meet the other students and tutors of the summer school in a relaxed setting before the school starts on the next day.

2018-09-09

08:00PM · 11:00PM: Welcome dinner

2018-09-10

09:00AM · 09:30AM: Welcome (Gregor Schöner)

09:30AM · 11:00AM: Lecture: Introduction (Gregor Schöner)

11:30AM · 01:00PM: Lecture: Braitenberg and neural dynamics (Gregor Schöner)

01:00PM · 02:00PM: Lunch

02:00PM · 03:00PM: Exercise: neural dynamics (group)

03:00PM · 04:30PM: Lecture: Dynamic field theory: basic concepts, neural grounding (Gregor Schöner)

05:00PM · 06:30PM: Project presentation (Mathis Richter, group)

06:30PM · 08:00PM: (Project preparation)

2018-09-11

09:00AM · 11:00AM: Lecture: Dynamic field theory: instabilities, memory trace (GregorSchöner)

11:30AM · 01:00PM: Exercise: dynamic field theory (group)

01:00PM · 02:00PM: Lunch

02:00PM · 03:30PM: Lecture: Embodied neural dynamics (Gregor Schöner)

03:30PM · 04:30PM: Exercise: embodied neural dynamics (group)

05:00PM · 06:30PM: Exercise: introduction to software (Mathis Richter, group)

06:30PM · 08:00PM: (Project preparation)

2018-09-12

09:00AM · 11:00AM: Lecture: Higher dimensional fields and multi-layer fields (Gregor Schöner

11:30AM · 01:00PM: Lecture: Sequence generation (Gregor Schöner)

01:00PM · 02:00PM: Lunch

02:00PM · 08:00PM: Project work (free)

08:00PM · 10:00PM: Summer school dinner

2018-09-13

09:00AM · 10:00AM: Lecture: Scene representation (Raul Grieben)

10:00AM · 11:00AM: Lecture: Higher cognition (Mathis Richter)

11:00AM · 01:00PM: Project work (free)

01:00PM · 02:00PM: Lunch

02:00PM · 08:00PM: Project work (free)

2018-09-14

09:00AM · 10:00AM: Lecture: Mouse tracking to observe selection decisions (Jonas Lins)

10:00AM · 11:00AM: Lecture: A neural dynamic architecture for movement (Jan Tekülve)

11:00AM · 01:00PM: Project work (free)

01:00PM · 02:00PM: Lunch

02:00PM · 03:30PM: Project work (free)

03:30PM · 06:00PM: Project presentations