Brain in a box

An article featuring Applied Brain Research has been published in the fall issue of the University of Waterloo Magazine! Check out the full article here.

Chris at the McGovern Institute Symposium

Chris gave a talk on cognitive flexibility in a large-scale brain model (aka Spaun 2.0) at a symposium on cortical interactions in cognitive control and flexibility. Schedule and other speakers can be seen at the event page here.

Nengo Summer School 2017 on the Horizon

The CNRG lab is gearing up for this year's Nengo Summer School (AKA Brain Camp). This is an intensive two-week project-based workshop that brings researchers from around the globe together to learn about and build neural models with Nengo. The activities begin on June 4th, 2017. A sample from last year's event can be seen in this video.

CNRG at CogSci 2016 in Philadelphia

An excellent turnout this year from the CNRG at the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

Ivana Kajic presented an approach towards cognitively realistic representations of word associations using the Remote Associates Task. [Paper]

Peter Blouw presented a scalable model of action planning capable of performing the correct sequence of actions in a simulated environment to solve a particular task. [Paper]

Sean Aubin gave a presentation on a model of mathematical development (from a counting based strategy for addition to a recall based strategy) replicating human data in terms of accuracy and reaction times. This paper also received the prize for best applied cognition paper. Congratulations! [Paper]

Sugandha Sharma presented a poster for a model of context dependent decision making in the prefrontal cortex. The model closely matched both behavioural and neural data obtained from monkeys performing a context sensitive perceptual decision making task. [Paper]