Jannis Born, Maryna Kapitonova, Jan Kirchner and Lukas Vogelsang, 2019
Organisers of the International Interdisciplinary Computational Cognitive Science Spring School in 2019 (Freiburg, Germany, 25 – 31 March).
“The first, but certainly not last, iteration of IICCSSS took place from the 25th to the 31st of March 2019 at the Bernstein Center in Freiburg. In this historic student friendly city in the southwest of Germany, a total of 68 students from cognitive and computational neuroscience, neuro engineering, psychology, computer science, physics and musicology (!) gathered for five days of lectures from 16 different speakers, grouped into three blocks: Bayesian Models of Cognition, Neural Networks in Cognitive Neuroscience and Signal Processing of Neural Data. Both our participants and our invited speakers were highly international, travelling from (among other countries) Sweden, Great Britain, Japan, India, or Brazil to present their research and to exchange ideas. Throughout the course, our participants, many of which had never attended a scientific meeting before, managed to maintain an atmosphere of excitement and scientific curiosity. This atmosphere enabled many intense and productive discussions about the concepts introduced throughout the day. In summary, we are confident that we were able to make an important first step towards the mission of our spring school: to convey an intuitive understanding of current trends and paradigms in computational cognitive neuroscience. This would not have been possible without the generous support of FENS and IBRO-PERC and, of course, the hosting NENS School, for which we are exceedingly grateful!”