[visionlist] Postdoctoral opportunity in adaptive optics and neurophysiology


[visionlist] Postdoctoral opportunity in adaptive optics and neurophysiology


[visionlist] Book announcement: Analyzing Neural Time Series Data: Theory and Practice (MIT Press 2014)

Dear vision sciences community,

I am pleased to announce the publication of a book that will be useful to the community. The book is titled “Analyzing Neural Time Series Data: Theory and Practice” (MIT Press), and is written as an accessible textbook that explains the major time-frequency-based analyses that are used in cognitive electrophysiology (EEG, MEG, and LFP). The book comes with over 11,000 lines of Matlab code that, along with the sample EEG data, will reproduce nearly all of the 244 figures in the book. It is being used as a textbook in several graduate-level data analysis courses.

This is not a book about how to use toolboxes such as eeglab or fieldtrip (although the sample data are in eeglab format); rather, the book is designed to teach you the math and implementations of data analyses, as well as in-depth discussions about analysis parameters, statistical evaluations, and programming tips to decrease analysis time and improve efficiency and readability of your analysis code. 

Below are the links to the amazon.com and mitpress.com websites (also available from amazon.co.uk, amazon.de, amazon.fr, etc.). There is also a google-groups forum for questions about the material in the book: http://ift.tt/1kvsURI

http://ift.tt/1d1ysll

http://ift.tt/1kvsV7W


[visionlist] ECVP 2014 — Final Call for Symposia

ECVP 2014 — Final Call for Symposia

The 37th annual European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP) 

will be held in Belgrade, Serbia between August 24-28, 2014.

Details of the meeting can be found at http://ecvp2014.org

This is a reminder that the call for Symposia will close early next month.

There will be no extension of this deadline.

***IMPORTANT DATES**********

Deadline for proposals:  March 8, 2014.Notification of decisions March 22, 2014.

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Proposals for organizing a symposium should be made by e-mail before 

March 8, 2014 using the address specified below. Notification of successful proposals

will be made well in advance of the general abstract submission deadline.

Each symposium will be allocated a 2 hour slot, and would typically include between

4 and 6 speakers. Proposals should include a brief summary (200 words) of the

topic area, an explanation (200 words) of why the session would be of particular

interest to an ECVP audience (e.g., controversial or emerging topic area,

important theoretical question, new methods or techniques) and a list of

confirmed speakers.

Final proposals should be sent to symposia.ecvp2014@savacentar.net

For further information and/or informal enquiries, please contact Ian Thornton

at ian.thornton@um.edu.mt

Sent on behalf of the ECVP2014 organising committee:

Sunčica Zdravković

Slobodan Marković 

Dejan Todorović

Oliver Tošković

Ian Thornton


[visionlist] 5th APRU Symposium on Brain and Mind Research in the Asia-Pacific (BMAP 2014)

5th APRU Symposium on Brain and Mind Research in the Asia-Pacific (BMAP 2014)
August 29 – 30, 2014
Peking University, China

Website and online registration
http://www.bmap2014.net

KEYNOTE SPEECH

Yi Rao, Peking-Tsinghua Center for Life Sciences at School of Life Sciences, PKU-IDG/McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Peking University, China
“Genetic contributions to social influence”

Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg, Central Institute of Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, the University of Heidelberg, Germany.
“Neural mechanisms of risk for psychiatric disorders”

Keiji Tanaka, Riken Brain Science Institute, Japan.
“Functional division among prefrontal areas as cues to decompose apparently complicated processes of cognitive control”

Shinobu Kitayama, Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, USA
“Cultural neuroscience: Current evidence and future directions”

INVITED WORKSHOP
Behavioral neuroscience of decision making
Chair: Shu Li

Imaging the brain and mental disorders
Chair: Qiyong Gong

Individual differences in vision
Chair: Jia Liu

Shihui Han Ph. D. Prof.
Culture and Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab
Department of Psychology
PKU-IDG/McGovern Institute for Brain Research
Peking University
5 Yiheyuan Road
Beijing 100871
People’s Republic of China

Phone: (86)10-6275-9138
Fax: (86)10-6276-1081
Email: shan@pku.edu.cn
http://ift.tt/1fw0jGM


[visionlist] Post Doctoral Position at Washington University in St. Louis

Description: Applications are invited for a
post-doctoral position within the Departments of Neurology and Radiology at Washington University in St. Louis. Research focuses on the application of functional MRI methods to neurodegenerative diseases (including Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and HIV Associated
Dementia (HAD)). This research investigates the use of functional neuroimaging measures (including arterial spin labeling (ASL) and resting state blood oxygen dependent (BOLD) imaging) as biomarkers for neurodegenerative diseases. Opportunities
will be provided for pursuing personal research interests if applicable. Writing manuscripts and applying for independent grants will be strongly encouraged.

 

Requirements: The qualified candidate should
have a degree in neurosciences, psychology, biomedical engineering, physics, computer science, or other related fields. Previous experience with some of the following computational methods (e.g., linear algebra, time-series analysis, image analysis), programming
(e.g., C/C++, MATLAB, R, Python) and neuroimaging programs (e.g. SPM, AFNI, Freesurfer) is preferred and would allow for more individualized studies.  Strong facility with statistical analyses is also desired.

 

To apply, please send a letter of interest and CV to bances@wustl.edu. Please arrange for three confidential letters
of reference to be sent to the address below. Only applicants considered for employment will be contacted.

 

Contact Information:

Beau Ances MD, PhD

Department of Neurology
Washington University in Saint Louis 
Box 8111

660 South Euclid Ave

Saint Louis, MO  63110

bances@wustl.edu

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Elizabeth Westerhaus MA 

Clinical ResearchCoordinator II for Beau Ances MD, PhD

Washington University School of Medicine

Department of Neurology – Box 8111

660 S. Euclid Ave.

St. Louis, MO  63110

Phone:  314-747-1125

Fax:      314-747-8427

 

Fed Ex or UPS Delivery:

4570 Children’s Place, Suite 2204

St. Louis, MO  63110

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[visionlist] Rovereto workshop on Concepts, Actions, Objects. Abstract deadline Monday 3/3/2014

Dear Colleague,The abstract submission deadline for the annual Rovereto workshop on Concepts, Actions and Objects (CAOs) is next Monday, March 3. The workshop will take place at the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences, May 8-11, 2014, in Rovereto, Italy.Invited speakers:Irving Biederman, University of Southern California, USABrad Duchaine, Dartmouth College, USAPatrick Haggard, University College London, UKAntonia Hamilton, University College London, UKZoe Kourtzi, University of Cambridge, UKMarius Peelen, University of Trento, ItalyTim Shallice, SISSA, ItalyYaoda Xu, Harvard University, USAEhud Zohary, Hebrew University, IsraelThe Rovereto workshop provides a unique forum for researchers from a range of perspectives who are interested in Concepts, Actions, and Objects to come together to discuss their research and develop new directions and collaborations. There are a small number of speakers (all invited) and there are no concurrent talks. There will also be a poster session. Abstract submission for poster presentations closes on the 3rd of March. The five best abstracts with students or postdocs as first author will receive a 200 euro award.Registration for the workshop is now open. Please note that there are a limited number of places. To secure your place and/or to submit an abstract go to: http://ift.tt/1hIezj2 CAOs workshop is sponsored by the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences, University of Trento, Italy.Workshop OrganizersAlfonso Caramazza – Mel Goodale – Brad Mahon – Alex Martin – Marius Peelen