[visionlist] PhD Position at Free University Berlin: visual, auditory & abstract representations

radoslaw martin cichy rmcichy at googlemail.com
Wed May 3 08:56:07 -05 2017

*PhD position *

A PhD position (2+1 years) will be available at the Neural Dynamics of
Visual Cognition Lab
of Dr. Radoslaw Cichy <http://userpage.fu-berlin.de/rmcichy/> at Free
University Berlin, Germany. Preferred starting date is autumn 2017.

*Project description*

The overall goal of the PhD project is to provide a better understanding of
the transformation between sensory to semantic representations in the human
brain. The first sub-goal is to map the spatiotemporal neural dynamics
during the perception of visual and auditory stimuli. The second sub-goal
is to clarify when and where in the neural processing cascade abstract
representations emerge that are independent of the sensory modality.

The main methods to be applied are functional magnetic resonance imaging
(fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG). Psychophysical experiments and
computational modelling will be used to further investigate the format in
which those representations are encoded.

The position is funded by the German Research Foundation (Emmy Noether
research grant), salary group 13 TV-L 65%.

- Master degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Biology,
Computer Science or related disciplines with excellent results
- Experience with acquisition and analysis in either one or both imaging
methods (fMRI, EEG)
- Fluency in English

-  Programming skills, preferably in Matlab or Python
-  Familiarity with topics in visual neuroscience or auditory neuroscience
-  Experience with analysis of neuroimaging data with standard programs
(e.g. freesurfer, SPM)
-  Experience with multivariate analysis methods (decoding or
representational similarity analysis)

For informal inquiries contact me at rmcichy at gmail.com. Applications,
together with relevant documentation (CV, a brief statement of research
interests, and the names and contact details of two academic references)
quoting the reference code “12-40/2017” should be received no later than
June 13th, 2017 at a.gulka at fu-berlin.de.

Dr. Radoslaw Cichy

Neural dynamics of visual cognition group

Department of Education and Psychology

Free University Berlin

Berlin, Germany

rmcichy at gmail.com
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