Project: “The role of individual differences in multisensory processing ability and attentional selection”
Multisensory processing and attention have been shown to have an intricate and multifaceted relation among each other. Part of this relation appears to be due to processing demands placed on one or more of the sensory systems. The current project aims to determine how individual differences in processing capacity play a role in this relation.
Using predominantly human non-‐evasive electrophysiological (EEG) and neuroimaging (MRI) measurements, the current project seeks to investigate the influence of individual differences in processing ability on multisensory processing. We will offer the successful candidate the opportunity to work with a wide variety of electrophysiological and neuroimaging techniques, including but not limited to event-‐related potentials, steady-‐state evoked potentials, time-‐ frequency analysis, and fMRI. The project will be supervised by Dr. Durk Talsma, and is situated within the department of experimental Psychology at Gent University.
The Ph.D. student is expected to design and program experiments, collect and
analyze electrophysiological and neuroimaging data, and disseminate the
research results through academic peer-‐reviewed publications, and conference proceedings. Together, this will provide the basis for a Ph.D. dissertation, which is to be completed within four years after the start of the project.
We are looking for highly motivated candidates with a strong interest in cognitive psychology and electrophysiology. Candidates must have a Masters degree (or equivalent) in experimental psychology, or cognitive neuroscience. Previous experience with computer programming, quantitative data analysis, electrophysiology, and/or neuroimaging will be a significant plus.
Please contact Durk Talsma (Durk.Talsma@UGent.be; Phone: +32 9 264.64.37)
for further information about the position or the project.
The position is for a period of four years. Gent University offers a competitive
salary, good benefits and a high quality Ph.D. training involving a variety of cutting-‐edge methods in experimental psychology and cognitive neuroscience. The latest possible starting date is October 31, 2013. Earlier starting dates are possible.
Please sent (i) a detailed CV, (ii) list of courses and grades, and (iii) names and email addresses of two academics, who may be contacted for references, by email to Durk.Talsma@UGent.be Please submit applications before March 2nd,