Welcome to INC

The Institute for Neural Computation (INC) is an organized research unit of the University of California at San Diego with 44 members representing 14 research disciplines, devoted to the research and development of a new generation of massively parallel computers through a coherent and cohesive plan of research spanning the areas of neuroscience, visual science, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, mathematics, economics and social science, and computer engineering. View the affiliated faculty list here ...

INC MPLAB highlight:

World News With Diane Sawyer takes a look at technology developed by scientists at INC's Machine Perception Laboratory

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2014 NIMH Training Program in Cognitive Neurosciences

The INC supports training programs for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in Cognitive Neuroscience (NIMH). The Center converges neurobiological, cognitive science, computational and engineering resources for understanding the relationship between the mind and the brain. The Center develops new models of brain dynamics, new signal processing techniques based on these models, and the experimental methods to test them. One goal is to study brain activity that supports social interactions.

Computational Neuroscience Ph.D. training program

The Computational Neuroscience specialization is a new facet of the broader Neuroscience graduate program at UCSD . The goal of the specialization is to train the next generation of neuroscientists with the broad range of computational and analytical skills that are essential to understand the organization and function of complex neural systems.


(03/12/2015) Institute for Neural Computation Chalk Talk Series
Douglas A. Nitz:
Cell Assemblies of the Basal Forebrain

(01/26/2015) Joint INC-IEM Neuroengineering Seminar Series
Khaled Nabil Salama:
On-Chip RF Power Harvesting for Biomedical Implantable Wireless Sensors

(12/04/2014) Institute for Neural Computation Chalk Talk Series
Ratnesh Lal:
Nanoscale engineering mediating neural function and activity

(09/01/2014) Postdoc position in Systems Neuroscience
Postdoctoral position in systems neuroscience, for experiments leading to the neuromorphic engineering of cognitive abilities.

(10/30/2014) Institute for Neural Computation Chalk Talk Series
Joaquin Rapela:
Characterizing Neural Ensembles from High-Resolution Physiological Recordings

(10/22/2014) Dart NeuroScience-TDLC Seminar Series
Douglas Nitz:
From Parts to Whole in Space and Time

(10/16/2014) Institute for Neural Computation Chalk Talk Series
H.-S. Philip Wong:
Nanoscale Electronic Synapses For Brain-Inspired Computing

(10/08/2014) Qualcomm-INC-BC Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series
Geoffrey Hinton:
"Dark Knowledge"

(06/21/2014) NEURON 2014 Summer Course
NEURON Fundamentals & Parallel Simulation with NEURON

(06/04/2014) CBAM Symposium: Sensor Technologies for the Nervous System

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INC in the News

(07/28/2014) Astrocytes, The Brain's Lesser Known Cells, Get Some Cognitive Respect

(08/14/2014) Salk Institute laboratory head talks new role in brain cells

(04/25/2014) World News With Diane Sawyer takes a look at technology developed by scientists at INC's Machine Perception Laboratory

(04/20/2014) Salk Researchers' Work Explains How Brain Selects Memories

(03/13/2014) UC San Diego Start-Up Emotient Shows the Face of New Technology

(01/20/2014) INC research lab (MPLAB) interviewed by

(10/20/2013) INC research (MPLAB) acknowledged by

(10/10/2013) Taking A Mindful Approach to the BRAIN Initiative

(10-01-2013) INC researcher, John Iversen, is elected to SMPC's board

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INC Newsletter



Faculty Spotlight

Marian Bartlett, Ph.D.
San Diego Union Tribune interviews Marian Bartlett, co-director of INC's MPLab.


Faculty Spotlight

Tzyy-Ping Jung
Elevated to IEEE Fellow for contributions to blind source separation for biomedical applications.

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Staff Spotlight

Luisa Flores., INC's 2014 Fall Quarter Gold Star Award Winner

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