COMPUTATIONAL PSYCHIATRY COURSE 2019
02.09.2019 - 06.09.2019
This course is designed to provide students across fields (neuroscience, psychiatry, physics, biology, psychology....) with the necessary toolkit to master challenges in computational psychiatry research.
The CPC is meant to be practically useful for students at all levels (MDs, Master, PhD, Postdoc, PI) coming from diverse backgrounds (neuroscience, psychology, medicine, engineering, physics, etc.), who would like to apply modeling techniques to study learning, decision-making or brain physiology in patients with psychiatric disorders. The course will teach not only the theory of computational modeling, but also demonstrate software in application to example data sets.
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The CPC is divided into two parts: The main course (day 1-4) and in-depth practical tutorials (day 5).
ETH and UZH students can get 3 ECTS for participating in this course (performance assessment: short oral exam). If you are interested in getting ECTS, please also register on ETH mystudies or on the UZH catalogue.
The first day covers topics in Psychiatry providing a conceptual basis for the type of questions that Computational Psychiatry will need to address.
The second day explains basic modelling principles and covers models of perception and learning (Bayesian Models of Perception, Bayesian Hierarchical Learning, Predictive Coding, Reinforcement Learning)
The third day includes models of planning and decision making (Active Inference, Drift Diffusion Models), Machine Learning, Biophysical Models (DCMs), and advanced models of connectivity (Whole Brain Models).
The fourth day features a series of talks by leading scientists on the applications of Computational Psychiatry, including a panel discussion on the challenges and future of Computational Psychiatry.
Practical Tutorial Sessions
The practical tutorials will provide 3h, small-group, in-depth and hands-on sessions on a specific modelling approach. To get the most out of the tutorial, students are advised to bring their own laptops along. The practical sessions cover only open-source software packages. The code can be found under the respective links below.
- Bayesian Learning using the Hierarchical Gaussian Filter from Tapas
- Active inference using the Active Inference Toolbox
- Reinforcement Learning using the hBayesDM Package
- Model Inversion using the Variational Bayes Toolbox
- Machine Learning (Toolbox to be announced)
- Dynamic Causal Modelling using the SPM-DCM Package
- Whole Brain Models using the Tapas MPDCM Toolbox
- Metacognition using the HMeta-d Toolbox
Slides (available September 2019)
Reading (available July 2019)
Videos (available ca. 2 months after course date)
Woo-Young Ahn, Seoul National University, South Korea
Dominik Bach, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Michael Browning, Universtity of Oxford, UK
Philip Corlett, Yale School of Medicine, USA
Tore Erdmann, Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati, Italy
Olivia Faull, University of Zurich & ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Stephen Fleming, UCL London, UK
Stefan Frässle, University of Zurich & ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Claire Gillan, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Samuel Harrison, University of Zurich & ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Jakob Heinzle, University of Zurich & ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Roland von Känel, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
Andre Marquand, Donders Institute, Netherlands
Christoph Mathys, SISSA, Italy
Michael Moutoussis, Max Planck UCL Centre London, UK
Thomas Parr, UCL London, UK
Martin Paulus, Laureate Institute Tulsa, USA
Frederike Petzschner, University of Zurich & ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Lionel Rigoux, Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research Cologne, Germany
Dario Schöbi, University of Zurich & ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Philipp Schwartenbeck, UCL London, UK
Klaas Enno Stephan, University of Zurich & ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Wesley Thompson, University of San Diego, USA
Lilian Weber, University of Zurich & ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Thomas Wolfers, Donders Institute, Netherlands
Yu Yao, University of Zurich & ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Ariel Zylberberg, Columbia University New York, USA
Translational Neuromodeling Unit
University & ETH Zurich