[visionlist] Open Postdoc position at IIT-PAVIS on Computer Vision and Machine Learning

Apologize for multiple posting

[visionlist] PhD opportunities in computational neuroscience at the University of Washington

[visionlist] PhD in Developmental & Brain Sciences at UMass Boston – accepting applications for Fall 2014

The PhD program in Developmental and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Boston is accepting applications for Fall 2014!

The PhD program in Developmental and Brain Sciences at UMass Boston is now accepting applications (review of applications will begin on December 16th, 2013). This is the only Neuroscience program at a public institution in Boston. The DBS program is an intensive,
developmentally-focused, research-based program. Students in the program (including international students) typically receive full tuition remission and serve as Teaching Assistants (with a competitive stipend) for four years. Core faculty (Jane Adams, Erik
Blaser, Vivian Ciaramitaro, Tiffany Donaldson, Richard Hunter, Zsuzsa Kaldy, Celia Moore, Jin Ho Park, Mohinish Shukla, Ed Tronick, and Susan Zup) engage in research ranging from cognitive development and psychophysics to neuroendocrinology and behavioral
genetics. Students may follow a Cognitive specialization investigating functional changes in perceptual and cognitive abilities and/or a Behavioral specialization investigating neural and hormonal correlates of behavior. New lab spaces for the program will
be housed in the Integrated Sciences Building (to be completed by Fall 2014), part of our campus on the Columbia Point peninsula, just a few miles south of downtown Boston and Cambridge (http://goo.gl/maps/6PfLM). Successful
applicants will likely have significant research experience. We especially encourage members of underrepresented populations in neuroscience to apply. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact faculty member(s) whose research is of interest.
For more information or to apply, please visit http://dbs.psych.umb.edu or email dbs@umb.edu. Review of applications will begin on December 16, 2013.
Erik Blaser, Ph.D.Graduate Program Director, Developmental and Brain Sciences PhDAssociate Professor, Department of PsychologyUniversity of Massachusetts, Boston100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA  02125 erik.blaser@umb.edu

[visionlist] Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience call or papers

[visionlist] RAST for Neuroscience 2013, San Diego, Nov. 9 – 13

Dear all,

Apologies if you have received multiple copies.

I am please to announce the Related Abstract Search Tool (RAST) for
Neuroscience 2013 (SfN2013)!

The RAST was developed by the former Laboratory for Neuroinformatics at
RIKEN Brain Science Institute. The lab has been closed, but I’m glad
the tool could have been made available this year again!
The RAST for Neuroscience 2013 (SfN2013) can be accessed at


For mobile devices such as iPad,iPhone,and Android based tablets
and smartphones, a web application is available at:


Since this is a web application, all you need is a web browser.

The RAST allows you to search not only by providing keyword(s), but
also by selecting one or multiple abstracts which you are interested
in to search for its related abstracts. This feature may provide
results focused on the user’s interest. That is, abstracts related
to a single abstract by means of document similarity may belong to
a different research topic. However, abstracts mutually similar to
multiple selected abstracts have higher chance in belonging to the
similar topic. RAST also suggests possible candidates of keywords
by automatically extracting major words from the list of related
abstracts. You can also use these words to refine your search.
Moreover, not all related abstracts will contain the provided
keyword(s). These abstracts cannot be searched by the ordinary
keyword search, and thus we call them “Hidden treasure”. You can
create a list by clicking on Add to Cart button at each abstract,
where abstracts will be sorted by date and time. You can also
print the list with or without the abstract body from your Printing
Cart. You can restore your “Printing Cart” by saving the ID which is
displayed on the top right corner. Try and find your “hidden treasures”
with RAST! A quick guide is shown on the top page, and a detailed
guide can be accessed by clicking on “How to use”.

Any comments or questions are very welcomed at:

Shiro Usui

[visionlist] Plymouth University Research Studentships (PhD): 12 positions

[visionlist] Marie Curie Early Career Research Fellowships (PhD): 14 positions

[visionlist] Postdoctoral research position available in visual neuroscience, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Dear colleagues,

A 2- to 3-year postdoctoral position is available in our laboratory at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. We aim to understand the neural mechanisms underlying visual motion perception in humans using behavioral, neuroimaging and computational methods.

Work in the lab focusses on how 3D motion perception arises from the two retinal images. We typically use stereoscopic (3D) displays (using mirror-stereoscopes and shutter glasses).

More information about the work in our lab can be found at http://psych.wisc.edu/vision.

The ideal candidate will have strong skills in some combination of visual psychophysics, neuroimaging (fMRI), and computational modeling. Programming experience in Matlab (Psychtoolbox) and OpenGL is preferred.

Our lab will be attending the upcoming Society for Neuroscience Conference in San Diego, CA. Please contact us, if you would like to set up a meeting.

Application Instructions:

Please send the following items to prof. Rokers at rokers@wisc.edu.

• A cover letter
• Your curriculum vitae
• A research statement
• Electronic copies of 2-3 papers
• Names and contact information for three letter writers

Materials must be received by 01/15/2014 for your application to be considered.

Best regards,

Bas Rokers

[visionlist] T32 Post Doctoral Research Fellow Positions

Postdoctoral positions in cognitive neuroscience and neurorehabilitation

Three year T32 fellowship available within the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI), in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania (Penn), for research training in cognitive (neuro)science and (neuro)rehabilitation. Available mentors and their fellows conduct federally funded research in areas ranging from basic cognitive neuroscience to applied assessment and treatment research. Research emphases include theories of normal and abnormal processing, theory-driven and naturalistic assessment methods, modulation of plasticity and learning mechanisms, and treatment trials in both traumatic brain injury and stroke. Areas of focus include attention/executive function, language, action planning, motor learning, and consciousness, using approaches that combine behavioral, imaging, electrophysiologic, and electrical and pharmacologic neuromodulation methods. Trainees will train with a primary mentor at either Penn or MRRI, with collaborative mentorship from others in the training program.  See http://mrri.org/jobs-and-opportunities for a complete listing of mentors and their areas of research.

A clinical/research track is available for qualified Fellows who wish to devote the first year to intensive research training and the subsequent years to a split between research and supervised training and experience in Clinical Neuropsychology within the Drucker Brain Injury Center and Stroke Center at Moss Rehab. The curriculum and supervision in this track are commensurate with requirements for licensure to practice as a Psychologist and application for ABPP certification in Clinical Neuropsychology. Physician scientist fellows may also apply. Stipend supplementation will be provided, as available, to qualified MD applicants from institutional funds, while they are encouraged to apply for the Rehabilitation Medicine Scientist Training Program or to submit an individual K award application to the NIH.

Candidates should have a doctorate in neuropsychology, neuroscience, experimental psychology, rehabilitation psychology, kinesiology, movement science, rehabilitation sciences, rehabilitation medicine, behavioral neurology, or related field, and must be interested in developing an independent research career. Applicants to this T32 postdoctoral fellowship must be United States citizens or permanent residents.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all of the available positions are filled.

Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

 Interested candidates should send:- a current CV- a cover letter describing research interests and career goals. Given the translational focus of the training program, applicants should indicate in their cover letter, where possible, a preferred primary mentor and one or more secondary mentors, who appear to offer the best fit in balancing basic and applied aspects of the candidate’s interests.- 2 letters of referenceSend these materials electronically to:

Kevin Whelihan, Research AdministratorEmail:
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots.


Mary CzerniakProgram CoordinatorMossRehab

Medical Arts Bldg.

50 Township Line RoadElkins Park, PA 19027215-663-6592

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[visionlist] Call for participation: OPTIMIZING EXCELLENCE IN ATHLETES PERFORMANCE: Looking Towards Word Cup-2014, Olympics and ParaOlympics-2016



Looking Towards Word Cup-2014, Olympics and ParaOlympics-2016

December: 10 – 13, 2013

Federal University of Sao Paulo – Dpt. Ophthalmology.

Bioengineering Ocular Lab.


For one week, a centre of excellence will be created in São Paulo, during which fundamental and new advanced issues in sport science will be lectured and discussed extensively.  In addition to these, applied lectures
and workshops will also ensure that cutting edge practical implications of sport science and exercise will be recognized and elaborated.  These implications will constitute the building blocks for sport applications in the run up to the World Cup and (Para)
Olympics in Brazil in the next few years. Accordingly, the scientific meeting will establish the fundamental, methodological and applied research agenda on the way to these world thrilling events. The city and state of São Paulo will be recognized as the initiator
of this meeting, a future ‘hub’ for a centre of scientific excellence to ‘Optimizing Excellence in Athletes performance’.


New interactive technologies and multidisciplinary teams; Interaction
Technology and Motion Sensing; New and advanced technologies for sports; An
ecological approach to perception-action learning; Ecological Dynamics and motor learning design in sport; Athletic
Skill Model (ASM); Oculomotor abilities in high-performance sport; Advanced
Eye-Tracking Methodology: Quantifying Visual Expertise; Eye-tracker in sports;  Visual
information, gaze behaviour and expertise in sport; Visual regulation in skill acquisition in sport; Science
and Performance: How to build the bridge?


Frederik Deconinck, Ghent University and Manchester Metropolitan University

Geert J. P. Savelsbergh, Vrije University Amsterdam

James Cole Galloway, University of Delaware

Simon Bennett, Liverpool John Moores University

Trafton Drew, Harvard University

Carlos Morimoto, University of Sao Paulo

Paulo Schor, Federal University of Sao Paulo

Rene Wormhoudt, Dutch National Football Team

Jan Willem, University of Applied Sport Sciences Amsterdam

The complete program can be found at:


Laboratório de Bioengenharia Ocular – Departamento de Oftalmologia – EPM-UNIFESP


MOVE Research Institute Amsterdam, Vrije Universiteit


Dra. Martina Navarro, Lab Bioengenharia Ocular, Dpto. de Oftalmologia – EPM-UNIFESP

Prof. Dr. Paulo Schor, Lab Bioengenharia Ocular, Dpto. de Oftalmologia – EPM-UNIFESP

Me. Olival Cardoso do Lago, Lab Bioengenharia Ocular, Dpto. de Oftalmologia – EPM-UNIFESP

Prof. Dr. Geert  Savelsbergh, MOVE Research Institute Amsterdam, Vrije Universiteit

Elen Turini, Proex

Yara Marques, Proex.