[vslist] POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP: Visual Attention in Human Infants

Jim Dannemiller dannemil at rice.edu
Mon Jan 19 13:03:01 GMT 2004

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP: Visual Attention in Human Infants
Rice University (<http://www.rice.edu/>http://www.rice.edu)
Department of Psychology
Starting July 1, 2004
Applications are now being accepted for a post-doctoral fellowship commencing July 1, 2004. The stipend is NIH standard based on years of experience. Applicants must either be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applications from women and minorities are encouraged. Support is for three years, but appointments can be made for shorter durations if mutually agreeable.
The primary lab for this appointment uses behavioral methods to study the development of visual attention during infancy. Psychophysical studies of visual contrast processing and visual attention in adults also comprise the work in this lab.
The Rice University Department of Psychology has strong emphases on cognition (<http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~psyc/>http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~psyc/) and neuroscience (<http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~neurosci/>http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~neurosci/). Faculty in the Department of Psychology at Rice University work in various topic areas including cross-modal integration and visual attention using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, the development of  cognitive and attentional control, relations between selective attention and perceptual grouping mechanisms, language processing in brain-damaged and normal individuals, human-computer interaction, affect-related brain potentials, and relations between the biological and psycho-social aspects of olfaction. Collaboration is also possible with individuals in the Texas Medical Center who study various aspects of vision and of the development of visual attention.
Experience with eye movement monitoring in infants and adults would be helpful but not required for this appointment. Opportunities to conduct fMRI studies of visual attention in adults and children exist through a cooperative agreement between Rice University and The Baylor College of Medicine Human Neuroimaging Lab (<http://www.hnl.bcm.tmc.edu/>http://www.hnl.bcm.tmc.edu/). This is a unique, research-only facility with dual, yoked MRIís capable of studying interactions between two individuals being scanned simultaneously. Hyperscanning of two individuals in physically different locations is also possible with this technology (<http://www.hnl.bcm.tmc.edu/hyperScan.html>http://www.hnl.bcm.tmc.edu/hyperScan.html).
Rice is located in Houston, TX - a vibrant urban environment with cultural activities that include an Opera company, a Ballet company, a Symphony, numerous art and historical museums, professional baseball, football, basketball teams, and a great variety of very good restaurants.
Please include the following in your application:   1) a letter of intent that includes your research experience, interests and goals, 2) your CV, 3) reprints of published work, and 4) three letters of reference.
These should be sent by APRIL 1, 2004 to:
Professor  James L. Dannemiller
Psychology Department-MS 25
Rice University
PO Box 1892
Houston, Texas 77251-1892
Alternatively, PDFís with the above documents can be sent to <mailto:dannemil at rice.edu>dannemil at rice.edu.
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