Course Application Course Application

The application is closed!

There is no registration fee. Seven travel grants will be available upon request (European students only - residence).
Applications from young female investigators are highly encouraged. 
If you want to apply for a travel grant, please send an email to An application for the workshop needs to be submitted before. 

If you expect that you might require a visa for your travel, we suggest applying as early as possible and/or contact the education programme office

Scientific Programme Scientific Programme

Download the preliminary scientific programme for the 1st HBP Curriculum workshop - Cognitive systems for non-specialists. 


  • Jonathan Hunt - Deep Reinforcement Learning for Robotic Control
    Google DeepMind, UK
  • Alona Kharchenko - LRZ - Leibnitz Supercomputing Centre Lab Visit
    Technical University Munich (TUM), Germany
  • Lars Muckli - Internal models and counterfactual cognition predicting our environment
    University of Glasgow (UGLA), UK
  • Cyriel Pennartz - Can robots ever become conscious? Insights from theory and experimental neurobiology
    University of Amsterdam (UvA), Netherlands
  • Hans-Ekkehard Plesser 
    - Introduction to Spiking Neural Network Simulation
    - Spiking Neural Network Simulation: Case Studies
    Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Norway
  • Tony Prescott - Making our selves: From psychology to robotics
    The University of Sheffield (USFD), UK
  • Florian Röhrbein - Welcome and Introduction
    Technical University Munich (TUM), Germany
  • Ron Sun - Computational Cognitive Architectures and Human Creativity
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
  • Jun Tani - Exploring Robotic Minds by Using the Predictive Coding Principle
    Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), Japan
  • Florian Walter - Learning and Development
    Technical University Munich (TUM), Germany