[visionlist] postdoc in Amsterdam - why is vision serial?

Pieter Roelfsema p.roelfsema at nin.knaw.nl
Thu Jul 5 08:55:56 GMT 2007

Postdoc in cognitive neuroscience: 

Neurophysiology of visual cognition - Why is vision serial?


A postdoctoral position is available to study the neural correlates of visual perception, attention, and conscious awareness in the Dept. Vision & Cognition (head Pieter Roelfsema) at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience in Amsterdam. 


In spite of the massively parallel architecture of the visual cortex, many tasks in vision are carried out in a number of successive processing steps (see Roelfsema et al. 2003 PNAS, Roelfsema 2005, TiCS). The present project aims to elucidate the neuronal correlates of the so-called 'central processing bottle neck', which is partly responsible for this seriality at the single cell level (using a PRP design). The project is part of an international collaboration with the labs of Dehaene (Paris), Shapiro (Bangor), Vanduffel (Boston) and Sigman (Buenos Aires).


The successful applicant will use single and multiple neuron recording techniques. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in cognitive neuroscience, preferably with some experience in neurophysiological techniques, and strong programming skills. 



The position involves a temporary appointment for 3 years (postdoc).


To apply, please send application letter, CV and two letters of recommendation to:


Ernita Pfaff

The Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience

Meibergdreef 47

1105 BA Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Telephone: +31-20-5666101

E-mail: e.pfaff at nin.knaw.nl

E-mail: p.roelfsema at nin.knaw.nl
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