[visionlist] Vision and Decision Making PhD positions at Dept. Psychology University of Waterloo CANADA

Britt Anderson britt.uwaterloo at gmail.com
Thu May 4 11:40:33 -05 2017

Two (2) PhD positions are available in the Department of Psychology at the
University of Waterloo for research on the effects of probability on
perceptual experience, behavioral performance, and decision making
(possible starting dates Sep 2017 or Jan 2018).

We have demonstrated distinct perceptual consequences to varying the
probability with which visual stimuli appear and how discrimination
accuracy relates to reward. Continuing work looks to explain these
relationships via biases in eye movements and local changes in early
sensory cortical networks, the research uses eye tracking, scalp EEG/ERP,
and some computational modelling.

A companion project concentrates on the neural substrates for learning and
updating our mental models of environmental statistics. This research has
participants with and without focal brain injury playing simple games that
require them to perceive, use, and update environmental representations.
The research explores the basis for performance and performance decrements
with behavioral measures, eye tracking, anatomical lesion mapping, and fMRI.

Inquiries about these opportunities can be directed to Britt Anderson (
britt at uwaterloo.ca). James Danckert (jdancker at uwaterloo.ca) is the primary
collaborator and potential co-supervisor. Preference is given to those with
either Canadian citizenship or permanent residency. However, applications
from highly qualified citizens of other countries will also be considered.

The lab page for Britt Anderson is: https://brittlab.uwaterloo.ca/

The lab page for James Danckert is:

Additional information on the Psychology Department at the University of
Waterloo can be found at: https://uwaterloo.ca/psychology/about .

-- Britt Anderson
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