Friday, October 26, 2012

[Comp-neuro] Postdoc Job @ UCL with Hugo Spiers

Hugo Spiers, from UCL, is recruiting a postdoc to explore how human
theta (and other band) oscillations coordinate brain regions for
navigational guidance:

Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) research in our laboratory
has found that human hippocampal activity tracks spatial-goal
information during navigation (see Howard et al., 2011, for coverage of
the SfN poster by Nature click here). To understand the role of theta
oscillations we will build on recent advances in magnetoencephalography
(MEG) analysis and virtual navigation (Cornwell et al., 2008). Time
permitting, we will also explore navigation with fMRI studies.

The post-holder should have some experience with MEG and have an
interest in how our brain processes spatial information and recalls the
past. Experience in Matlab and Python programming would also be

The research is funded by the Wellcome Trust and is a collaboration
between Dr Hugo Spiers and Prof Emrah Duzel. Collaborators on the
project are Prof Peter Dayan and Dr William Penny, who will provide
input into the project design and analysis.

The post-holder will be based in the UCL Institute of Behavioural
Neuroscience and collect neuroimaging data at the Wellcome Trust Centre
for Neuroimaging at UCL.

For more information please e-mail Dr Spiers at

To apply go via:
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