[visionlist] PhD position in attention and object perception

Christoph Teufel TeufelC at cardiff.ac.uk
Mon Feb 20 08:48:51 -05 2017

PhD position: Perceptual consequences of visual object formation

Applicants are invited for a fully funded PhD studentship at the School of Psychology (Cardiff University) and the Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre, jointly supervised by Prof. Bill Macken and Dr Christoph Teufel. The studentships will commence in October 2017.

Application deadline: 28 February 2017.

For details and information on how to apply, please click on one of the links below or contact macken at cardiff.ac.uk or teufelc at cardiff.ac.uk<mailto:teufelc at cardiff.ac.uk>



The project
The object-oriented nature of perception is a fundamental aspect of its adaptive function. Recent research from the supervisors’ laboratories has shown how formation of perceptual objects leads to enhanced processing of ‘lower’ level information as a function of object structure, including enhanced contrast processing at object boundaries and privileged processing of information within an object independent of spatial scale. The PhD project will involve further investigation of how processes of perceptual object formation affects processing of information within the visual scene. The project will employ methods from experimental psychology, psychophysics, and eye tracking. Depending on the interests of the successful candidate, there might be possibilities to extend the project to neuroimaging. The PhD candidate will be jointly supervised by Prof. Bill Macken and Dr Christoph Teufel (for more details, please contact macken at cardiff.ac.uk<mailto:macken at cardiff.ac.uk> or teufelc at cardiff.ac.uk<mailto:teufelc at cardiff.ac.uk>).

The successful candidate
We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, and innovative individual with an excellent degree in psychology, biology, neuroscience, or engineering/computer science. Some research experience in methods from experimental psychology/psychophysics and programming skills (e.g., C/Java/Matlab/Python) are desirable but not essential as long as you have the enthusiasm and aptitude to learn.

You will:

-        receive a full scholarship covering your tuition fees and maintenance, as well as research costs and conference funding

-        receive training in psychophysics, modelling, and eye-tracking

-        be part of a world-class research community in vision science/cognitive neuroscience

-        have access to state-of-the-art psychophysics and perception research facilities.

-     depending on the interests of the successful candidate, there might be possibilities to receive training in neuroimaging and conduct neuroimaging studies

About us
We are based at the School of Psychology (http://psych.cf.ac.uk/) and the Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (http://sites.cardiff.ac.uk/cubric/). The School of Psychology at Cardiff is one of the largest and strongest in the UK. In the 2014 research excellence framework, Cardiff was one of the UK's top three universities for its world-leading research in psychology, psychiatry and neuroscience. The newly opened imaging centre is one of the largest and technologically most advanced in Europe.The School has state-of-the art testing facilities, a world-class community of vision science/cognitive neuroscience researchers and a thriving postgraduate research group.

Christoph Teufel
School of Psychology
College of Biomedical and Life Sciences
Cardiff University
70 Park Place
CF10 3AT
Tel: +44 (0)29 2087 5372

Christoph Teufel
Yr Ysgol Seicoleg
Coleg y Gwyddorau Biofeddygol a Bywyd
Prifysgol Caerdydd
70 Plas-y-Parc
CF10 3AT
Ffôn : +44 (0)29 2087 5372

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