DFT Summer School 2023 Bochum, Germany – 21st – 26th of August 2023

DFT Summer School 2023 Bochum, Germany


This year our summer school “Neural Dynamics for Embodied Cognition” will take place from the 21st to the 26th of August, 2023 at the Institute for Neural Computation, Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany, coordinated by Prof. Dr. Gregor Schöner.


Neuronal dynamics provide a powerful theoretical language for the design and modeling of embodied and situated cognitive systems. This school provides a hands-on and practical introduction to neuronal dynamics ideas and enables participants to become productive within this framework. The school is aimed at advanced undergraduate or graduate students, postdocs and faculty members in embodied cognition, cognitive science, and robotics.


Topics addressed include neural dynamics, attractor dynamics and instabilities, dynamic field theory, neuronal representations, artificial perception, simple forms of cognition including detection and selection decisions, memory formation, learning, and grounding relational concepts.


The school combines tutorial lectures with hands-on project work.

Participants will develop their own modeling project, which may connect to their ongoing doctoral or postdoctoral research.


To apply for the summer school, please visit our webpage:




Selection of participants will begin by July 10, 2023.