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 researcher involved in guidance of new NIH initiative on music and health

Click here to view a video of the event and of Dr. John Iversen's talk!

NIMH Training Program in Cognitive Neurosciences

The INC offers an NIH-funded training program for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in Cognitive Neuroscience. Training emphasizes advanced methods for analyzing the neural bases of cognitive processes including perception, selection attention, learning, memory, and cognitive control, which are essential for adaptive everyday functioning.

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.


Cognitive Neuroscience Spring Retreat (4/13/19)

INC Chalk Talk Seminar Series

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(3/5/19) UC San Diego named a 2019 NEA Research Lab on "The Arts, Creativity, Cognition, and Learning"
Drs. John Iversen, Tim Brown, and Terry Jernigan, in partnership with San Diego Children's Choir and Vista Unified School District, will study the potential effects of musical interventions on early childhood development.
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(10/25/18, Brain Inspired)
Dr. Terrence Sejnowski is interviewed for a podcast: "How to Start a Deep Learning Revolution" (see #15 on the following webpage)...

(10/16/18, The Verge)
A pioneering scientist explains ‘deep learning’
Dr. Terry Sejnowski discusses his new book, The Deep Learning Revolution. More...

(9/19/18, UC San Diego)
Physicists Train Robotic Gliders to Soar like Birds
Researchers used reinforcement learning to train gliders to autonomously navigate atmospheric thermals. The study, a collaboration between UC San Diego, the Salk Institute and Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics in Italy, was published in the Sept. 19 issue of “Nature." Dr. Terry Sejnowski, a co-author of the study, explains, "This paper is an important step toward artificial intelligence." More...

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