[visionlist] Psychology Ph.D. Research Fellowship at Utah State

Dr. Kerry Jordan is seeking a new Ph.D. student to join an innovative research program investigating effects of environment on cognition. Her Multisensory Cognition Lab works to better understand human development across the fields of cognitive, neuroscientific, and environmental psychology.

As part of the Presidential Doctoral Research Fellows program at Utah State University, Dr. Jordan will award one fellowship to a doctoral candidate in the Psychology Department beginning in Fall 2016. Fellowship benefits include: $20,000/year stipend, four-year full tuition award, intensive grant-writing workshop, and one-on-one support from the university’s Associate Vice President for Research.

Interested candidates should contact Dr. Jordan directly at kerry.jordan@usu.edu and plan to apply to the Psychology Ph.D. program at Utah State University (http://ift.tt/1Xt3uuZ), located in a spectacular mountain setting.

Kerry Jordan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
473 EDUC
2810 Old Main Hill
Utah State University
Logan, UT 84322
kerry.jordan@usu.edu
tel: 435-797-2797


[visionlist] PhD positions in Pscyhology/Cognitive Neuroscience at University of Nevada, Reno

Dear Colleagues,

 

—Please share the message below with anyone who might be interested—

 

The
Cognitive and Brain Sciences division of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), invites applications from individuals with interests in Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience. Students can apply either through Psychology
( http://ift.tt/1PWHynP),
or through UNR’s new Graduate Program in
Integrative Neuroscience ( http://ift.tt/1jv9Rva).

The following labs are currently accepting graduate student applications:

 

Michael Webster ( http://ift.tt/1PWHx3k)

Michael Crognale ( http://ift.tt/1PWHynR)

Jeffrey Hutsler ( http://ift.tt/1jv9P6E)

Marian Berryhill ( http://ift.tt/1PWHynT)

Jacqueline Snow ( http://ift.tt/1jv9P6G)

Fang Jiang ( http://ift.tt/1PWHyE9)

Lars Strother ( http://ift.tt/1jv9PmU)

  

Our graduate students study perception, attention and memory using behavioral methods with neurotypicals and
impaired individuals, and various types of neuroimaging through the Center for Integrative Neuroscience (http://ift.tt/1PWHzYM).

UNR is located in close proximity to Lake Tahoe and other spectacular outdoor environments, and it is only a
few hours driving from San Francisco.


[visionlist] Research assistant position at University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Research assistant position

 

University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis), College of Medicine, Department of Neurology invites applications for a research assistant position. The successful
candidate will be responsible for performing research investigating the impact of learning and experience in the human brain. Specifically, studying the neural representations of body parts, faces, and objects along the ventral and dorsal pathways, the interaction
between these pathways and how those representations are modified by learning (e.g. identity, spatial location, viewpoint) and experience (e.g. plasticity in amputees with phantom pain, brain lesion). Funding comes from the United States Department of Defense
via the Henry M. Jackson Foundation to Dr. Annie Chan and Dr. Jack Tsao. Successful candidate will primarily work with Dr. Annie Chan.

 

 

Responsibilities:

Candidate should have the ability to run neuroimaging and behavioral experiments, perform basic data analysis, and to provide assistance to other members in the lab.

 

Requirements:

– A bachelor degree in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, computer science, engineering or related field 

– Evidence of good computer skills

– Some experience in programming (e.g. Matlab, Python, Bash/TCSH scripting) and fMRI analysis tools (e.g. AFNI, Freesurfer, SPM, FSL) is a plus but not necessary

– Good communication skills (written and oral) are necessary

 

Resources:

– Eye-tracking device, Eye-link II with a scene camera

– 3T Siemens intra-operative MRI scanner, with a 32-channel coil

– Access to other research facilities such as MEG, HD-EEG, ECOG, and TMS

 

Salary: University of Tennessee offers a competitive salary and a complete range of employee benefits.

 

Starting Date: Summer 2016

Interested individuals should e-mail an application package, including their curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing their current and future research program,
as well as three reference letters to Dr. Annie Chan wchan2@uthsc.edu by February 29, 2016, at the latest. 


[visionlist] Post-doctoral researcher position at University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Post-doctoral researcher position

 

University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis), College of Medicine, Department of Neurology invites applications for a post-doctoral researcher position
with specializations in neuro-imaging and psychophysics research. The successful candidate will be responsible for performing research investigating the impact of learning and experience in the human brain. Specifically, studying the neural representations
of body parts, faces, and objects along the ventral and dorsal pathways, the interaction between these pathways and how those representations are modified by learning and experience (e.g. lost of input as a result of an amputation, phantom limb pain, brain
lesion). Funding comes from the United States Department of Defense via the Henry M. Jackson Foundation to Dr. Annie Chan and Dr. Jack Tsao. Successful candidate will primarily work with Dr. Annie Chan.

 

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be required to conduct research using at least one neuro-imaging tool (fMRI, MEG, EEG) or other research techniques (e.g. TMS, eye-tracking,
psychophysics). He/she should have to ability to setup neuroimaging and behavioral experiments, perform data analysis, and to provide assistance to other members in the lab. Experience in advanced imaging data analysis (e.g. MVPA, machine learning, receptive
field mapping) is a plus.

 

Requirements:

– PhD in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, computer science, engineering or related field 

– Strong research background in vision, motor, and/or somatosensory systems.

– Evidence of strong technical skills to utilize multi-disciplinary approach to conduct research

– Some experience in programming (e.g. Matlab, Python, Bash/TCSH scripting) and other analysis tools (e.g. AFNI, Freesurfer, SPM, FSL)

– Good communication skills (written and oral) are necessary

 

Resources:

– Eye-tracking device, Eye-link II with a scene camera

– 3T Siemens intra-operative MRI scanner, with a 32-channel coil

– Access to other research facilities such as MEG, HD-EEG, ECOG, and TMS

 

Salary: University of Tennessee offers a competitive salary and a complete range of employee benefits.

 

Starting Date: ASAP 2016

Interested individuals should e-mail an application package, including their curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing their current and future research program,
as well as three reference letters to Dr. Annie Chan wchan2@uthsc.edu by January 31, 2016.


[visionlist] €1 million Champalimaud Award may be within your reach


[visionlist] ARVO 2016: Abstract submission closes Friday


[visionlist] Fully funded PhD position at Bangor School of Psychology, Wales, UK

Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD studentship (to start Oct 2016) in GRASP CONTROL IN TOOL USE, AND HAND-MOVEMENT DISORDERS. 

The project will be supervised by Dr Simon Watt from the School of Psychology, at Bangor University. Closing date for applications is January 31st 2016.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: 

The ease with which we grasp objects belies the complexity of the underlying computations, including the combination of signals from multiple sources (vision, proprioception, touch etc.). This project aims to probe these processes
in tool use, and in hand-movement disorders. These situations are not only interesting in their own right, but also provide natural ‘experiments’, in which hand control is altered.

The experiments will use a combination of motion capture, psychophysical methods, and patient studies. The patient studies will take place in collaboration with an orthopaedic hand surgeon from the local NHS health trust. There
may also be opportunities to collaborate on neuroimaging studies with other faculty members at Bangor.

LAB:

The project is part of ongoing research in the Visual Space Perception lab, which explores how we perceive the three-dimensional space around us, and control actions within it. The lab is housed in the School of Psychology at
Bangor University, which offers access to outstanding facilities for Cognitive Neuroscience. Furthermore, Bangor is situated in a beautiful region of North Wales close to Snowdonia National Park, which provides a wonderful natural backdrop to professional
life.

REQUIREMENTS: 

The successful applicant will have a first or upper second class (or equivalent) honours degree and/or an MSc in a relevant discipline (e.g. psychology, neuroscience, medical sciences, engineering science). Strong work ethic
and genuine enthusiasm for research are essential, as is the ability to work both independently and cooperatively. Quantitative research experience is necessary, and the willingness to learn programming (e.g. Matlab) is desirable. Prior experience with motion
capture would be beneficial, but is not required, as training will be provided.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS: 

Open to UK/EU students only.

STIPEND: 

Covers full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus tax-free stipend of approx. £14772 per annum, and a research allowance of £750.  

GENERAL INFORMATION: 

PhD students are expected to contribute to teaching in the department.

FURTHER INFORMATION: 

Interested applicants should in the first instance contact Dr Simon Watt: s.watt@bangor.ac.uk. Please include your CV and brief summary of your research interests.

GENERAL ENQUIRIES: 

For general advice about how to apply and eligibility please contact Everil McQuarrie: e.mcquarrie@bangor.ac.uk

DEADLINE: 

Closing date for applications is January 31st, 2016. The studentship will start in October 2016. 


[visionlist] Computer Vision Winter Workshop (CVWW 2016) – 2nd Call for Papers

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Computer Vision Winter Workshop (CVWW) 2016
CALL FOR PAPERS
http://ift.tt/1GDrXGf
Rimske Toplice, Slovenia February 3-5, 2016
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On behalf of the workshop chairs, the Visual Cognitive Systems
Laboratory, the
Laboratory for Artificial Perception, Systems and Cybernetics and the
Slovenian
Pattern Recognition Society, we invite you to participate in the 21st
Computer
Vision Winter Workshop.

The workshop will take place at Rimske Terme
(http://ift.tt/1S6dUug),
Slovenia, from February 3rd to 5th, 2016. The topics of interest cover
all aspects
of computer vision including but not limited to the following areas:

+ Computer Vision
+ Image Analysis
+ Pattern Recognition
+ Medical Imaging
+ 3D Vision
+ Human Computer Interaction
+ Vision for Robotics
+ Applications

Important Dates:
Submission of full papers (firm deadline): December 20, 2015
Notification of acceptance: January 15, 2016
Camera-ready papers: January 22, 2016
Registration: January 22, 2016
Workshop: February 3-5, 2016

Invited Speaker:
Mario Fritz (Max Planck Institute for Informatics)

Program Committee:
+ Csaba Beleznai
+ Horst Bischof
+ Jan Cech
+ Ondrej Chum
+ Ondrej Drbohlav
+ Boris Flach
+ Vojtech Franc
+ Friedrich Fraundorfer
+ Margrit Gelautz
+ Michal Havlena
+ Yll Haxhimusa
+ Ines Janusch
+ Stanislav Kovacic
+ Matej Kristan
+ Walter Kropatsch
+ Vincent Lepetit
+ Jiri Matas
+ Martin Matousek
+ Mirko Navara
+ Tomas Pajdla
+ Peter Peer
+ Janez Pers
+ Roman Pfugfelder
+ Thomas Pock
+ Daniel Prusa
+ Rene Ranftl
+ Peter Roth
+ Robert Sablatnig
+ Radim Sara
+ Walter Scheirer
+ Alexander Shekhovtsov
+ Danijel Skocaj
+ Tomas Svoboda
+ Domen Tabernik
+ Peter Ursic
+ Tomas Vojir
+ Andreas Wendel
+ Paul Wohlhart

Further information can be found at http://ift.tt/1S6dUui.
To contact the workshop chairs, please send an email to
cvww2016@fri.uni-lj.si.

Please forward this call to colleagues who might be interested.

Best regards,
Luka Čehovin, Rok Mandeljc, Vitomir Struc
CVWW2016 Workshop Co-Chairs


[visionlist] Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC2016). March 30 – April 2, Melbourne, Australia

43rd Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC)

Call for papers

The 43rd Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference will be held in Melbourne, Victoria from Wednesday 30th March – Saturday 2nd April 2016 inclusive. The conference will start around midday on the 30th and end with sumptuous and relaxed feast on the evening
of the 2nd April. 

EPC is the annual meeting of the Australasian Society for Experimental Psychology (http://www.asep.com.au). The conference  has been held annually since the first meeting at Monash University in 1974. This meeting
provides a forum for presenting new research across the broad spectrum of experimental psychology and we will soon be accepting abstracts for talks and poster presentations though the website below. Abstracts will be peered reviewed.

Information about the conference will be available at http://ift.tt/1MZvRqs the very near future but the critical dates are:

Call for abstracts (talks and posters) closes: Feb 1st, 2016.

Early registration deadline: March 1st, 2016.

Conference: 30th March – 2nd April, 2016

 

Melbourne is an eclectic city of food, wine and song so we hope to see you here in March.

 

Regards and premature seasons greetings,

Simon J. Cropper

EPC2016 Organising Committee (e: exppsychos2016@gmail.com)


[visionlist] Call for Papers: Joint special issue on “Timing and Time Perception: A Lifespan Developmental Perspective.”

Joint special issue on
“Timing and Time Perception: A Lifespan Developmental Perspective.”

 

Submission deadline: September 15th
2016

 

Timing and time perception are fundamental aspects of cognition and
social behavior. Even simple classical conditioning depends on getting the
timing right, and poor timing can lead to feeling “out of sync” and excluded in
social situations. On the other hand, timing and time perception can also be
heavily influenced by cognitive and emotional processes that change throughout
the lifespan.

 

The journals Timing & Time
Perception (hosting empirical papers) and Timing & Time Perception Reviews (hosting review papers)
will publish joint special issues on the development and aging of these
important functions. Papers may focus either on a specific life stage (infancy,
childhood, adolescence, maturity) or examine developmental differences across
the lifespan. Research may focus on healthy or pathological populations, and
either humans or nonhumans. Submissions taking a longitudinal perspective that
allows examination of intra-individual change are especially encouraged.

 

Potential topics include but are not limited to
developmental differences/changes in:

–      
Interval timing

–      
Rhythm and synchronization

–      
Synchrony and order
perception

–      
Multisensory temporal
processing

–      
Circadian influences

–      
Acquisition of time
knowledge

–      
Acquisition of temporal
concepts

–      
Timing and memory,
attention, processing speed, or metacognition

–      
Timing and emotion or social
context

–      
Timing and action

–      
Timing and counting, number,
or space

–      
Timing and music

Letters of inquiry regarding whether a specific
topic/paper idea may fit with theme of the issue can be emailed to the guest
editors (below).

 

Guest Editors:

 

Sylvie Droit-Volet, Laboratoire de psychologie
sociale et cognitive (CNRS, UMR 6024), Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand,
France

Sylvie.DROIT-VOLET@univ-bpclermont.fr

 

Cindy Lustig, Department of Psychology, University of
Michigan, Ann Arbor, United-States

clustig@umich.edu

 

Argiro Vatakis, Cognitive Systems Research
Institute, Athens, Greece argiro.vatakis@gmail.com

 

 

 

Submission procedure:

 

Submission deadline: September 15th
2016

 

·     
Empirical papers should be submitted at
Timing & Time Perception.

o   Submission
website: http://ift.tt/1OqqXHA.

·     
Review papers should be submitted at
Timing & Time Perception Reviews.

o   Submission
website: http://ift.tt/1IvJX12.

 

To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for
inclusion into the special issue it is important to select “Special Issue: Timing and Development”
when you reach the “Article Type”
step in the submission process. Also make sure to select one of the editors
listed above.

 

Author guidelines for both journals can be found here: http://ift.tt/1OqqXHE

 

Standard peer review/revision process will be followed.