[visionlist] PhD student positions in Visual Cognition and Neuroergonomics at George Mason University

Matthew Peterson mpeters2 at gmu.edu
Wed Oct 13 15:38:04 GMT 2010

The Visual Attention and Cognition Lab of Dr. Matt Peterson, as part  
of CENTEC (see below), is recruiting graduate students to the PhD  
program for Fall 2011 admission.  The Visual Attention and Cognition  
lab is part of the Human Factors and Applied Cognition program of the  
Department of Psychology at George Mason University in Fairfax,  

Funding for graduate students is available for up to 4 years.  The  
yearly stipend is $25,000 plus full out-of-state tuition.  Funding is  
limited to U.S. citizens.

For information about applying to the PhD Program: http://archlab.gmu.edu/graduate_programs/doctoral/doctoral.shtml

Please contact Matt Peterson (mpeters2 at gmu.edu) for more information  
about the Visual Attention & Cognition lab.

For more about CENTEC (see below), please see our web site: http://centec.gmu.edu/


CENTEC: The Center of Excellence in Neuroergonomics, Cognition, and  
Technology is recruiting graduate students for Fall 2011 admission to  
the PhD program in Human Factors and Applied Cognition.

The major goal of the CENTEC is to help support the US Air Force  
mission of enhanced human effectiveness in air, space, and cyberspace  
operations through research in neuroergonomics, technology, and  
cognition. To ensure sustained progress in this emerging scientific  
field, another goal of the Center is to train graduate students and  
postdoctoral fellows in advanced areas of research in neuroergonomics.
Neuroergonomics is the study of the human brain in relation to  
performance at work, transportation, and other everyday settings. The  
central premise of neuroergonomics is that research and practice in  
human factors and cognitive engineering can be enriched by  
consideration of theories and results from neuroscience.  
Neuroergonomics has two major goals: (1) To advance understanding of  
human brain function in relation to mental and physical processes and  
performance in real-world tasks; and (2) To use existing and emerging  
knowledge of human performance and brain function to design  
technologies, systems, and environments for safe, efficient, and  
enjoyable work.
Members of CENTEC employ a wide variety of neuroscience and behavioral  
techniques, ranging from fMRI, EEG/ERP, gaze-contingent eye tracking,  
transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), Transcranial Doppler  
Sonography (TDS), genetics, and neural and cognitive modeling.

Director: Raja Parasuraman

Project Leaders:
1	Genetics & Neuroimaging - Raja Parasuraman
2	Trust in Cyberspace - Raja Parasuraman
3	Learning & Memory - Giorgio Ascoli
4	Neuroimaging Technologies - Jim Thompson
5	Interruptions & Multitasking	 - Deborah Boehm-Davis
6	Auditory Cognition - Carryl Baldwin
7	Eye Movements & Attention - Matt Peterson
8	Neuroadaptive Training - Carryl Baldwin
9	Neuroadaptive Automation - Tyler Shaw

For more about CENTEC, please see our web site: http://centec.gmu.edu/

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