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Learn About Behavioral Modeling With Support From the Estes Fund

The Barcelona Summer School for Advanced Modeling of Behavior (BAMB), with the support of the William K. & Katherine W. Estes Fund, will offer 30 psychological scientists at the PhD and early-career levels the opportunity to learn the conceptual and technical skills necessary to carry out model-based behavioral analysis.

The program, organized by Alex Hyafil (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain), Christopher Summerfield (University of Oxford, UK), and Klaus Wimmer (Centre de Recerca Matemàtica, Spain), will be held September 4–10, 2019, at the Institut d’Estudis Catalans in Barcelona. The program will include lectures on the fundamentals of Bayesian analysis, standard models of decision making, and integrating neural data into behavioral models; extended talks covering classical models and current research; hands-on tutorials; and an off-hours group project in which pairs of trainees will apply what they’ve learned to data from their own ongoing research.

The application deadline is June 3, 2019. More information on the application process is available on the BAMB website.

The Estes Fund supports training opportunities in mathematical and computational modeling for PhD students, postdocs, and advanced researchers. The fund was jointly established by APS and the Psychonomic Society in 2013 to honor the legacy of Bill Estes, one of the most influential psychological scientists of the 20th century.

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