The jury of the Dutch MSc Thesis Award for Cognitive Neurosciences has unanimously decided to award the prize for the best thesis in 2012-2013 to Robin Mills, student of the Research Master in Behavioural Cognitive Neurosciences, University of Groningen. Mills' thesis is entitled “Extending Biologically-inspired Computer Vision: A Study on Applying Computer Graphics and Higher-order Statistics in HMAX”.
Apart from the prize money of € 1.000, Robin Mills will be offered the opportunity to publish a paper on his work for the general public in ‘Psyche en Brein’. Furthermore, he receives assistance in preparing a submission on his work for Scientific American.
This year’s jury members for the MSc Thesis Award for Cognitive Neurosciences were: Prof. Albert Postma (University of Utrecht; chairman), Prof. Astrid Kappers (VU University Amsterdam), and Prof. Oliver Tucha (University of Groningen).
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