Let me enterbrain you - A look into the nervous system

General description

Ever wanted to know how the human brain - the state-of-the-art neurocomputer, which humans still struggle to mimic - works? And how to use the knowledge gained from there to find out how well you sleep or how to prevent epileptic seizures? If the answer is yes, then Helsinki is the place to be in May 2012.

And of course, there is a lot more than just studying to do in Helsinki! You will experience the legendary Finnish sauna culture, especially the famous sauna crawling! Be prepared to explore the beautiful nature. During the cottage weekend you will encounter sports that you never thought could exist. Finnish parties, like sitsit and sillis will be something you won't forget.

Your EEG signal says that you are seriously excited about this! Apply now, and have the time of your life next spring in Helsinki.

Academic information

Fields of activity:
Applied Sciences , Biological/Biotechnical/Gene Engineering , Biology , Biomedical Engineering , Computer Engineering , Computer Science/Automatic Control/Informatics , Electrical/Electromechanical Engineering , Electronic/Electrotechnical Engineering , Mathematics , Medicine/Dental Medicine , Physics/Physics Engineering
Content and topics:
During this course you will learn the basics of neural pathways in the brain and the means to track them with, for example, diffusion tensor imaging. For sleep recognition, EEG signal will be the tool. We will have some computer exercises to give you some hands-on exercise with the tools. There are interesting companies in this field in Helsinki and top research labs at Aalto University, and we will pick the best ones to visit.
Learning goals and objectives:
Participants expand their knowledge about neural system and different ways to measure neural signals and interpret them.
Examination type:
Written or oral exam
ECTS credits issued:

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
Participants should be familiar with the field and also show the BEST spirit in their motivational letter :)

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

Lodging is offered by the university in student dorms.
Generic food from student cantina and own cookings by organizers.
Public transportation (which is excellent in Helsinki) and walking.