[visionlist] Studentship in Visual Cognition

John M. Henderson john at eyelab.psy.msu.edu
Fri Mar 3 17:43:54 GMT 2006

Professor John M. Henderson
University of Edinburgh

Applications are invited from well-qualified 
candidates to undertake research for a Ph.D. in 
visual cognition. Candidates would be expected to 
have a good Honours degree in Psychology, 
Cognitive Science or a related discipline, 
preferably with additional training in 
psychological research and/or cognitive science 
at Masters level or equivalent. Ph.D. research 
will focus on scene perception and memory, active 
vision and gaze control, visual attention, and related areas.

The successful applicant will be supervised by 
Professor John M. Henderson in the Department of 
Psychology, and will join one of the largest and 
most active communities of cognitive scientists 
in the world. Opportunities exist for 
interactions with other researchers in the School 
of Philosophy, Psychology, and Language Sciences, 
the Institute of Perception, Action and Behavior 
(IPAB), the Institute for Adaptive and Neural 
Computation (ANC), the Human Communication 
Research Center (HCRC), and the School of 
Informatics. Research related to cognitive 
science and cognitive neuroscience continues to 
expand at Edinburgh, with the first phase of the 
new Informatics Forum adding 11,800 square meters 
of research and office space including 
research-dedicated neuroimaging facilities.

Studentship holders will be awarded an annual 
stipend of £10,800, a research allowance of £420 
and have their fees paid (limited to the Home/EU 
rate). Non-Home/EU students with additional 
sources of funding to cover international fees are also welcome to apply.

Informal enquiries may be directed to:
john at eyelab.msu.edu (before 1 Aug 2006)

Application Procedure:
Complete the PPLS Studentship application form available online at
-- under section 7 of the form, state that you 
are applying for the Visual Cognition 
Studentship.  Please note that you must also 
complete a University of Edinburgh Postgraduate 
Application Form, available at 

Deadline: 31 May 2006 (though late applications 
may also be considered), with study to begin in September 2006.

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