Ph.D. Program in Brain Research: Computation and Information Processing
Unraveling the mysteries of the mind and the brain is one of the most fascinating endeavors in all of science. The Ph.D. Program in Brain Research: Computation and Information Processing was created by the faculty of ELSC with the understanding that the solution to this mystery requires multidisciplinary collaboration.
The objective of 5-year Ph.D. program is to provide outstanding students with theoretical and experimental tools that will allow them to employ a broad range of approaches, both experimental and theoretical, in order to understand how the nervous system efficiently performs a wide variety of functions, such as perception and action, learning and memory, thought and creativity.
The students are provided with theoretical and experimental tools in the following core fields: neuroscience (information processing in neurons, anatomy and physiology of the nervous system), physics (neural networks, dynamic models, and statistical mechanics), computer science (theory of computation, learning and optimization), and psychology (cognition, memory, and problem-solving).
All courses of the program are taught in English.