Welcome to INC

The Institute for Neural Computation (INC) is an organized research unit of the University of California at San Diego with 44 members representing 14 research disciplines, devoted to the research and development of a new generation of massively parallel computers through a coherent and cohesive plan of research spanning the areas of neuroscience, visual science, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, mathematics, economics and social science, and computer engineering. View the affiliated faculty list here ...

INC MPLAB highlight:

World News With Diane Sawyer takes a look at technology developed by scientists at INC's Machine Perception Laboratory

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2016 NIMH Training Program in Cognitive Neurosciences

The INC supports training programs for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in Cognitive Neuroscience (NIMH). The Center converges neurobiological, cognitive science, computational and engineering resources for understanding the relationship between the mind and the brain. The Center develops new models of brain dynamics, new signal processing techniques based on these models, and the experimental methods to test them. One goal is to study brain activity that supports social interactions.

Computational Neuroscience Ph.D. training program

The Computational Neuroscience specialization is a new facet of the broader Neuroscience graduate program at UCSD . The goal of the specialization is to train the next generation of neuroscientists with the broad range of computational and analytical skills that are essential to understand the organization and function of complex neural systems.


(Deadline: 05/16/2016) NIMH Training Program in Cognitive Neuroscience
Postdoctoral / Predoctoral Fellowship Opportunities

(05/05/2016) INC Chalk Talk Seminar Series
Ulysses Bernardet

2016 TDLC All Hands Meeting will be held January 22-23, 2016

(12/03/2015) 2015 MURI Winter Workshop on Memory Consolidation

(Sept 25-27 2015) Mozart and the Mind.
Mozart, Prodigy Among Prodigies

(06/10-12/2015) 14th Brain Connectivity Workshop will be hosted by the Swartz Center

(04/24/2015) Rockwood Memorial Lecture
Dr. Kwabena Boahen:
Neuromorphic Chips: Combining Analog Computation with Digital Communication

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INC in the News

(01/19/2016) Salk study expands brain memory capacity estimate

(01/15/2016) Apple purchases Emotient, a start up founded by six scientists from UC San Diego (INC / MPLab) in 2012

(01/14/2016) Apple acquires artificial-intelligence startup Emotient.
Emotient’s emotion-recognition technology derives from the Machine Perception Lab at the University of California at San Diego and ...

(04/28/2015) Marian Bartlett and Javier Movellan speak about commercializing facial expression recognition technology fostered by (TDLC / INC) at UC San Diego.
Credit: UCSD Technology Transfer Office. Watch the video!

(07/28/2014) Astrocytes, The Brain's Lesser Known Cells, Get Some Cognitive Respect

(08/14/2014) Salk Institute laboratory head talks new role in brain cells

(04/25/2014) World News With Diane Sawyer takes a look at technology developed by scientists at INC's Machine Perception Laboratory

(04/20/2014) Salk Researchers' Work Explains How Brain Selects Memories

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Faculty Spotlight

Marian Bartlett, Ph.D.
San Diego Union Tribune interviews Marian Bartlett, co-director of INC's MPLab.


Faculty Spotlight

Tzyy-Ping Jung
Elevated to IEEE Fellow for contributions to blind source separation for biomedical applications.

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Staff Spotlight

Khushbu Gokalgandhi., INC's 2015 Winter Quarter Gold Star Award Winner

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