[visionlist] PhD fellowship in the Cerco laboratory (Toulouse, France) for a multicentric project on cortical reorganization in macular degeneration patients

COTTEREAU Benoît benoit.cottereau at cnrs.fr
Fri Feb 25 09:16:56 -05 2022


PhD fellowship in the Cerco laboratory (Toulouse, France) for a multicentric project on cortical reorganization in macular degeneration patients

Starting date: October 2022
A PhD fellowship is available to work at the Cerco laboratory (Toulouse, France) under the supervision of Benoit Cottereau (CNRS researcher) and in close collaboration with Carole Peyrin (CNRS research director at the LPNC in Grenoble, France). Macular degeneration (MD) is the leading cause of blindness in countries with ageing populations. It involves a gradual decrease of central vision through degenerative lesions – leading to a progressive scotoma and steady loss of visual acuity with severe consequences on the patient quality of life. The aim of the project is to better understand the cortical reorganizations that take place in the brain of MD patients and notably in their higher visual cortex after the onset of the disease. It will be realized from a multicentric approach with longitudinal neuroimaging (fMRI) and psychophysical measurements performed in patients recruited from the ophthalmology departments of Toulouse and Grenoble hospitals. The project will also involve the development of reeducation strategies based on perceptual learning (see Maniglia et al., 2018).
The selected candidate should be keen on working on a longitudinal project involving important interactions with patients suffering from visual pathologies. He/she should also have a good level in French and a solid background in neurosciences and neuropsychology. Some knowledge on neuroimaging and a good level in English would be a plus.
The position will be funded by the French Research Agency (ANR) and is for 36 months with standard French salaries. Applications should be sent to benoit.cottereau at cnrs.fr<mailto:benoit.cottereau at cnrs.fr> including a CV and 2 names of references.

Reference:
Maniglia, M., Soler, V., Cottereau, B.*, & Trotter, Y*. (2018). Spontaneous and training-induced cortical plasticity in MD patients: Hints from lateral masking. Scientific reports, 8(1), 1-11.






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