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Building a model of the brain – NSERC-RCI Lecture with Dr. Chris Eliasmith

February 8, 2016

Dr. Chris Eliasmith presented a public talk on how researchers use computational and theoretical models of the brain to study human and animal behaviour, and how it’s affected by disease or drugs. Eliasmith leads a team that has built the world’s largest functional model.

Dr. Chris Eliasmith, who is Canada Research Chair in Theoretical Neuroscience at the University of Waterloo, is the recipient of the NSERC John C. Polanyi Award, which is given for outstanding recent advances in the natural sciences or engineering.

Photo credit: Yvonne Bambrick