[visionlist] PhD Position at Free University Berlin: visual, auditory & abstract representations

PhD position

A PhD position (2+1 years) will be available at the Neural
Dynamics of Visual Cognition Lab
of Dr. Radoslaw
Cichy at Free University Berlin, Germany.
Preferred starting date is autumn 2017.

 

Project description

The overall goal of the PhD project is to provide a
better understanding of the transformation between sensory to semantic
representations in the human brain. The first sub-goal is to map the spatiotemporal
neural dynamics during the perception of visual and auditory stimuli. The
second sub-goal is to clarify when and where in the neural processing cascade
abstract representations emerge that are independent of the sensory modality.

 

The main methods to be applied are functional magnetic
resonance imaging (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG). Psychophysical experiments
and computational modelling will be used to further investigate the format in
which those representations are encoded.

 

The
position is funded by the German Research Foundation (Emmy Noether research
grant), salary group 13 TV-L 65%.

 

 

Requirements-
Master degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Biology,
Computer Science or related disciplines with excellent results- Experience with acquisition and analysis in either one or both imaging methods (fMRI, EEG)- Fluency in English

 

Desirable
–  Programming skills, preferably in Matlab or Python-  Familiarity with topics in visual neuroscience or auditory neuroscience-  Experience with analysis of neuroimaging data with standard programs (e.g. freesurfer, SPM)-  Experience with multivariate analysis methods (decoding or representational similarity analysis)
 

For
informal inquiries contact me at rmcichy@gmail.com. Applications, together
with relevant documentation (CV, a brief statement of research interests, and
the names and contact details of two academic references) quoting the reference
code “12-40/2017” should be received no later than June 13th, 2017 at a.gulka@fu-berlin.de.

 

Dr. Radoslaw
Cichy

Neural
dynamics of visual cognition group

Department
of Education and Psychology

Free
University Berlin

Berlin,
Germany

rmcichy@gmail.com

 

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