[visionlist] PhD positions, Cardiff, Bristol

Sumner, Petroc p.sumner at imperial.ac.uk
Thu Jun 16 16:16:40 GMT 2005

PhD positions available at the School of Psychology, Cardiff University

We are seeking PhD students to work in Visual Ecology and Cognitive
Neuroscience, with a start date between April and October 2006. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team studying vision
and visually guided behaviour. One project is concerned with the
evolutionary pressures that have shaped our visual system. Studies will
include behavioural experiments on humans, with stimuli based on images
of natural scenes. Some modelling may also be included, as well as the
opportunity for fieldwork in surviving natural environments (e.g.
rainforest). The project will be supervised by Petroc Sumner with
co-supervision from Tom Troscianko (Psychology, Bristol) and Julian
Partridge (Biology, Bristol). 
The second project is specifically concerned with the interaction of
cortical and subcortical pathways. Studies may include fMRI imaging,
novel behavioural paradigms and psychophysics with both healthy
volunteers and patients with focal brain lesions. 
Thus the positions offer the opportunity to gain experience in a range
of methodology, and you will be expected to contribute to designing new
paradigms and shaping the future directions of this research. You should
have a degree in a relevant discipline, but no particular previous
experience is necessary. Most important is the ability to learn new
techniques and contribute to developing novel experiments. Informal
enquiries may be made to Dr Petroc Sumner 020 8383 0584,
p.sumner at imperial.ac.uk .

Dr Petroc Sumner
Dept Visual Neuroscience (room 10L15a)
Division of Neuroscience
Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London
St Dunstan's Road, London W6 8RP
020 8383 0584 (office; internal 30584)
020 8846 1670 (shared fax)
07855 813753 (mobile)

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