[visionlist] PhD studentship: Neural correlates of configural and part-based object processing in adolescence

Boutsen, Luc l.boutsen at aston.ac.uk
Tue Oct 19 19:43:16 GMT 2010

Neural correlates of configural and part-based object processing in adolescence
Three-year PhD studentship
Aston Brain Centre, Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Start date : 1 January 2011

Project description:
Visual object recognition develops over time between childhood and adolescence. This development is demonstrated most clearly for configural-based perceptual strategies (e.g. during face recognition), but less so for part-based visual processes This project investigates the neural locus of the developmental processes in face and object recognition using event-related potentials.

The Aston Brain Centre, part of the School of Life and Health Sciences, has state-of-the-art infrastructure for neuroimaging, developmental cognitive neuroscience and clinical neurophysiology (fMRI, MEG, and EEG). In the Research Assessment Exercise 2008 (subject: Allied Health Sciences and Professions) the School of Life and Health Sciences came 3rd out of 61 UK higher education institutions.

For more information on this project please contact Dr Luc Boutsen (l.boutsen at aston.ac.uk<mailto:l.boutsen at aston.ac.uk>) or Dr Martin Juttner (m.juttner at aston.ac.uk<mailto:m.juttner at aston.ac.uk>).

Application details:

* Only available to UK/EU candidates
* Closing Date: Friday, 19th November 2010.
* Applicants should have a first class or upper second class degree in psychology or a related discipline and should have a strong interest in visual perception, cognitive development, and neuroimaging.
* Financial support: tax-free stipend of appx. £12,000 p.a. plus Home/EU tuition fees. Subject to satisfactory progress review at the end of year 1.
* The application form can be downloaded from http://www1.aston.ac.uk/lhs/research/postgraduate-research/apply/
* Applications stating the above project title and including at least two academic references should be sent by the closing date to: Professor Paul Furlong, School of Life and Health Sciences, Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET, United Kingdom (p.l.furlong at aston.ac.uk<mailto:p.l.furlong at aston.ac.uk>).

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