Summer School

We regret to inform you that due to COVID-19 and scheduling difficulties, we are unable to host the Model-based Neuroscience Summer School this summer. We are looking into the possibilities of offering a digital version of the summer school later this year. 

The University of Amsterdam will host the seventh Model-Based Neuroscience Summer School.

Dates: August 3 – August 7, 2020
Location: University of Amsterdam

Costs: €400 (early bird) or €500 (on site; depending on availability of spots) 

Application deadline: June 1, 2020
The Summer School will provide participants with hands-on experience in both cognitive modeling using evidence-accumulation models and cognitive neuroscience methods, and this year for the first time includes an introduction to combining evidence-accumulation models with reinforcement-learning models. The program includes a series of lectures on model-based decision neuroscience from experts including Andrew Heathcote, Dora Matzke, Brandon Turner, Sebastian Gluth, Bernadette van Wijk, Steven Miletić, and Birte Forstmann. 


Birte Forstmann (University of Amsterdam, NL)
Dora Matzke (University of Amsterdam, NL)
Andrew Heathcote (University of Newcastle, AU)


For questions and information regarding the Summer School, please contact Leonhard Volz at


This summer school was initially conceived to accompany the book Forstmann, B.U. & Wagenmakers, E.-J. (Eds.) An introduction to model-based cognitive neuroscience. Springer. Although the lecturers partly differ, the topics covered in the Summer School roughly follow the first chapters of this book.

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