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RSE-NSFC 2013 Workshop on Cognitive Neuroscience

Posted 08/11/2013

National Natural Science foundation of China & The Royal Society of Edinburgh

2013 Workshop on Cognitive Neuroscience

29-31 October 2013, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China 

The topic for this seminar was ‘Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Psycholinguistics (particularly in relation to Chinese language processing), Interaction and Communication Visual Cognition Social Neuroscience’. Workshop participants presented their work in this area, discussed their work with the other participants and explored opportunities for international collaboration between researchers based in Scotland and China.  A visit to the State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning was also arranged as part of the workshop. 

Following on from this workshop, the intention is that participants will submit an application to the RSE-NSFC Joint Project Scheme to support a two-year research project in this subject area, based on the discussions that took place during the course of the workshop.  The Joint Project funding is designed to facilitate international collaboration between researchers based in Scotland and China.  For each project, the RSE provides up to £6,000 per year for international travel and subsistence, including research expenses.  The NSFC provides a similar level of funding to the Chinese counterpart. The funding is seen as seed money to enable further collaboration and funding in the future. 


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