[visionlist] Postdoctoral opening

David Knill knill at cvs.rochester.edu
Tue Mar 15 20:27:09 GMT 2005

Post-doctoral Position in Perception and Action, Center for Visual 
Sciences, University of Rochester

A post-doctoral position is available immediately in an NIh-sponsored 
study of visual control of action. The project focuses broadly on the 
problem of how the brain uses visual information to control 
goal-directed hand movements (pointing,  grasping, etc.). We use 
psychophysics and computational modeling to address problems of how 
different visual cues are integrated to control movements, how visual 
and proprioceptive feedback are used to guide hand movements and how 
sensory uncertainty combines with task constraints to determine 
visuomotor performanc. The lab uses a variety of VR display 
technologies, including 3D visual displays and force-feedback devices 
as well as a number of real-time tracking technologies (eye 
movements, head movements and hand movements) to conduct experiments 
in naturalistic settings. Applicants from any of a number of fields 
including psychology, computer science and neuroscience are invited 
to apply. Applicants should be comfortable programming and, while 
specific skills using the equipment in the lab are not required, 
should be comfortable with using state-of-the-art technical tools. 
Interested applicants can visit our website at 

The successful candidate will join one of the world's leading vision 
science communities at the Center for Visual Science. It is a lively 
and active environment with particular strengths in perception and 
action and in the combination of computational, psychophysical and 
neuroscientific approaches to vision. More information about the 
center can be found at www.cvs.rochester.edu.

Please send a CV, reprints and a brief statement of research 
interests and names of two references to David Knill at 
knill at cvs.rochester.edu.


David C. Knill, Ph.D.
Dept. of Brain and Cognitive Science and
Center for Visual Science
University of Rochester
274 Meliora Hall
Rochester, NY 14627
(716) 275-4597


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