[visionlist] PhD-Position (salary E13/2) in Bremen, Germany: Neuronal mechanisms of rapid functional configuration

Rapid Parallel Configuration of Visual Information Processing(Bernstein Award Udo Ernst)Information processing in the brain is highly
flexible and depends on various factors such as the current
behavioural task, contextual information in the subjects’
environment, and internal states of the brain. This flexibility
allows our brain to rapidly configure different cognitive
functions as required by the actual situation, and to reallocate
limited neuronal resources to the most important computational
processes. Our project aims at a comprehensive understanding of
the neural mechanisms and cognitive strategies supporting
functional configuration and task switching. Currently, there is
one PhD position available in this project (starting date:
October or November, duration 3 years):PhD-Position (salary E13/2):
Neuronal mechanisms of
rapid functional configuration
Goal of this study is to investigate neural signatures and
mechanisms of parallel functional configuration in multiple
visual areas with massively parallel multielectrode recordings.
The PhD student will conduct experiments on awake behaving
macaque monkeys in collaboration with the group of Prof. Dr.
Andreas Kreiter (http://www.brain.uni-bremen.de),

and analyze the collected data. This includes familiarization
and training of the monkeys, preparation of the experimental
setup and recordings, implantation of the electrode arrays, and
recording of the data under different visual perception tasks.
He/she should be familiar with standard methods of data
analysis, as well as with elementary concepts from machine
learning and information theory. He or she should have a degree
(master/diploma or equivalent) in natural sciences (e.g.
Biology) with focus on experimental work (preferably Animal
Physiology). Basic programming skills and interest in formal
methods from Computational Neuroscience are required. We expect
a high motivation for communicating and collaborating with the
other subprojects in the group.
If you are interested, please send your application in English
(or German) language, including your letter of motivation, CV,
copies of school and university certificates (master/diploma or
equivalent) until 31st of August, 2013 to:Udo ErnstCogniumHochschulring 18UniversitÀt BremenD-28359 BremenGermanyE-Mail: udo@neuro.uni-bremen.de


[visionlist] GazeIn’13 workshop (ACM ICMI’13) CfP

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Call for Papers:

The 6th Workshop on Eye Gaze in Intelligent Human Machine Interaction
at ACM ICMI 2013, Sydney, Australia

December 13, 2013
Papers deadline: August 31, 2013
www: http://cs.uef.fi/gazein2013

Invited speaker: Julien Epps – University of New South Wales, Sydney,

Eye gaze is one of the most important aspects in understanding and
modeling human-human communication, and it has great potential also in
improving human-machine and robot interaction. In human face-to-face
communication, eye gaze plays an important role in floor and turn
management, grounding, and engagement in conversation. In human-computer
interaction research, social gaze, gaze directed at an interaction
partner, has been a subject of increased attention.

This is the sixth workshop in Eye Gaze in Intelligent Human Machine
Interaction, and in the past we have discussed a wide range of issues
for eye gaze relevant to multimodal interaction; technologies for
sensing human attentional behaviors, roles of attentional behaviors as
social gaze in human-human and human-machine/robot interaction,
attentional behaviors in problem-solving and task-performing, gaze-based
intelligent user interfaces, and evaluation of gaze-based UI. In
addition to these topics, this workshop will focus on eye gaze in
multimodal communication, interpretation and generation. Since eye gaze
is one of the primary communication modalities, gaze information can be
combined with other modalities to compensate meanings of utterances or
to serve as a stand-alone communication signal.

GazeIn’13 aims to continue in these lines and explore the growing area
of gaze in intelligent interaction research by bringing together
researchers from domains of human sensing, multimodal processing,
humanoid interfaces, intelligent user interfaces, and communication
science. We will exchange ideas to develop and improve methodologies for
this research area with the long-term goal of establishing a strong
interdisciplinary research community in “attention aware interactive

This workshop solicits papers that address the following topics (but not
limited to):

• Technologies and methods for sensing and interpretation of gaze and
human attentional behaviors
• Eye gaze in multimodal generation and behavior production in
conversational humanoids
• Empirical studies of attentional behaviors
• New directions for gaze in Multimodal interaction
• Evaluation and design issues for using eye gaze in multimodal interfaces

Please see the online CfP for a full list of topics

There are two categories of paper submissions.
Long paper: The maximum length is 6 pages.
Short paper: The maximum length is 3 pages.

At least three members of the program committee will review each
submission. The accepted papers will be published in the workshop
proceedings. Best papers will be selected for an inclusion to a special
issue in a journal. Submitted papers should conform to the ACM
publication format. For templates and examples follow the link:

Please submit your papers using https://precisionconference.com/~icmi13j

Paper submission due: August 31, 2013
Notification of acceptance: September 20, 2013
Camera-ready due: October 10, 2013
Workshop date: December 13, 2013

Roman Bednarik – University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Hung-Hsuan Huang – Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Kristiina Jokinen – University of Helsinki, Finland
Yukiko Nakano – Seikei University, Japan

[visionlist] ICON 2014 Conference, Brisbane, Australia – Discount Early Registration NOW

ICON 2014
12th International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience
Brisbane, Australia, 27-31 July, 2014


The 12th International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience – ICON 2014 – will be held in Brisbane, Australia, 27-31 July 2014. The conference focuses on the study of the neural basis of human cognition, especially through brain imaging methodologies, and brings together researchers all with an interest in the relationships between the brain, mind, and behaviour.

Stanislas Dehaene – Collège de France
Birte Forstmann – University of Amsterdam
Heidi Johansen-Berg – University of Oxford
Russell Poldrack – University of Texas
Daniel Wolpert – University of Cambridge
Olaf Sporns – Indiana University

Super early registration is now available for the first 50 full-registrations, at a discount of $200 off the standard full registration fee. So register now for this super early discount.

Most of the scientific program will feature Symposia of 3-4 speakers on a focused topic. Submissions for Symposia are now open and will close 23rd August 2013 – see our website for submission guidelines. Standard abstract submission will open in September.

Visit our website – http://www.icon2014.org – to sign-up to our newsletter for regular conference updates.

Contact email: icon2014@absoluteevents.com.au

Ross Cunnington and Frini Karayanidis
Co-Chairs, ICON 2014, Australia.

[visionlist] Ph.D. position in human grasping and attention


[visionlist] Post-Doctoral Position in Visual Neuroscience – Rutgers Newark, NJ, USA

Behavioral Neuroscience, Rutgers University, Newark,

The laboratory of Bart Krekelberg in the Center for
Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience at Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey
has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral researcher. The laboratory studies the neural
mechanisms of perceptual stability, recurrent network dynamics, and the mechanisms of
transcranial electric stimulation.

We are looking for someone who is motivated to investigate
the visual brain with one or more of the methods used in the lab: functional
imaging using the 3T Trio in the Rutgers Brain Imaging Center, transcranial electric stimulation in humans and
monkeys; electrophysiology using permanently implanted microelectrode arrays in
awake, behaving monkeys; psychophysics in humans and monkeys, and computational
modeling.  We are particularly interested
in recent graduates with experience in one of those fields and a strong affinity
with quantitative data analysis.

The Rutgers Newark Campus and the Center for Molecular and
Behavioral Neuroscience provide a diverse and stimulating scientific
environment.  An infinite amount of
cultural stimulation is only a 15 minute train ride away, in New York City. An appointment at NIH postdoctoral salary scales will be made for one year,  with the possibility to renew for one or more additional years.Rutgers University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution; underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

To apply, send your CV, a statement of research interests
and how they fit with the research of the laboratory, a representative first-author publication, and the names of three
professional references to bart@vision.rutgers.edu. 

For more information about the laboratory, including recent publications, see http://vision.rutgers.edu. 

[visionlist] Bernstein Conference 2013 – Early registration ends Aug, 2nd


Early registration deadline:  August 2, 2013 (23:59 PDT)
Please register here.
We encourage timely booking of accommodation. A list of hotels can
be found here
– we allocated several rooms through July, 31st.
Workshops September 24-25, 2013

[visionlist] neuropsychology workshop Leuven

Dear colleagues,

Following from a very fruitful neuropsychology workshop in 2010, the Laboratory of Experimental Psychology in Leuven will host another neuropsychology workshop in September (9-11th) this year. The program of talks for this workshop has now been finalized.

Our keynote talks include:
– Glyn Humphreys (University of Oxford): “Developing tests of social cognition”
– Jane Riddoch (University of Oxford): “Neuropsychological screening for cognitive deficits: From clinical tests to scientific pay-off”
– Alexander Leff (University College London): “Diagnosing, treating and carrying out research on patients you never get to meet. Is this the future of internet-based rehabilitation?
– Thomas Schenk (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg): “The role of cognition in motor control: from models to treatments”
– Christophe Lafosse (RevArte Rehabilitation Hospital): “Directions in neurorehabilitation: from concept to clinical implementation”
– Edward de Haan (University of Amsterdam): “On the usefulness of ‘what’ and ‘where’ pathways in vision”

For the full list of talks please visit our website (http://gestaltrevision.be/events/neuropsy2013).

We are still accepting registrations, and posters submissions until the 22nd of August.

The standard registration fee is 125 euros (incl. lunch, coffee, and the conference reception and dinner on the 9th of September). We also have a reduced registration fee of 75 euros for Master students (excl. reception and dinner). Please email neuropsy2013@kuleuven.be for more details.

With best regards,

Lee de-Wit, Kathleen Vancleef, Katrien Torfs and Johan Wagemans

P.S. Please feel free to forward this email to potentially interested colleagues.