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Science 'Boot Camp' for Undergrads


September 30, 2009

a boot camp scene Students from several universities spent two weeks in August getting intensive instruction and hands-on lab experience on projects well outside their areas of expertise. University of California, San Diego's Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center (TDLC) horizon-broadening "boot camp" covered the areas of the four networks of TDLC: sensory-motor learning, interacting memory systems, perceptual expertise, social interaction, as well as computational models of learning.   Full Story

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