PhD candidate in Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences – Department of Psychology
- Publication date---28 January 2016
- Level of education---University
- Salary indication---€2,173 to €2,778 gross per month
- Closing date---22 February 2016
- Hours---38 hours per week
- Vacancy number---16-031
Perception is more than meet’s the eye; how we see the world is critically shaped by attention (what is relevant) and as a growing body of work indicates, by past experience (what is likely). Overturning the classical notion of perception as a largely bottom-up process, the idea that our brain is a prediction machine, continually trying to predict what is ‘out there’ based on past experience, is quickly growing in stature and influence. The goal of this PhD project is to further our understanding of how predictions shape perceptual experience, independently and/or in interaction with attention, through the use of multiple methods, including EEG, fMRI and deep brain stimulation.
The project is part of a larger research program lead by Dr. Heleen Slagter and funded by the European Research Council.
For more information about the larger research program lead by Dr. Heleen Slagter:
- Dr. Heleen Slagter
Requests for further information:
- Dr. Heleen Slagter
The appointment for the PhD candidate is for four years (initial employment is 12 months and after a positive evaluation, the appointment will be extended further with 36 months) and should lead to a dissertation. The preferred start date is June 1st 2016, although applicants who can only start later are also encouraged to apply. Based on an appointmt of 38 hours per week the gross monthly salary will be €2,173 in the first year, increasing to €2,778 in the fourth year (conform the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities).
For full consideration, applications should be send by email to firstname.lastname@example.org before the 22nd of February 2016, and include a curriculum vitae, a letter of motivation, a grade list, the expected date of availability and the names of 2 references. Please put 'PhD position 1 application' in the subject line.