Yale Assistant Professor of Neurobiology Jessica Cardin speaking at a conference at the Loria Center about inhibitory interneuron contributions to local cortical networks.

New Haven, Conn. — About 135 scientists have gathered in New Haven to discuss the latest advances in computational neuroscience at the Sloan-Swartz Centers 2010 Summer Meeting.

The meeting that runs from June 29 to July 1 features top scientists from 11 Sloan-Swartz Centers for Theoretical Neurobiology, located at such institutions as Harvard, Columbia, Princeton and Yale. The Centers are funded by the Swartz Foundation, which is dedicated to bringing top minds in physics, mathematics, electrical engineering and computer science into neuroscience research, to better understand the relationship between the human brain and mind.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss new findings and exchange ideas,” said Xiao-Jing Wang, professor of neurobiology, physics and psychology and of the Kavli Institute for Neuroscience and director of the Swartz Program in Theoretical Neurobiology at Yale.


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