- Multisensory integration and learning;
University of Birmingham, UK
In our natural dynamic environment the senses are constantly bombarded with many different signals. How does the human brain integrate information from multiple senses to form a coherent percept and interact effectively with our environment?
To study the neural mechanisms underlying multisensory integration and learning in humans, we combine psychophysics and functional imaging (fMRI, EEG/MEG & combined TMS-fMRI). Effective connectivity analyses (e.g. Dynamic Causal Modelling) are used to investigate how information is integrated from the senses through distinct interactions amongst brain regions. To provide a more informed perspective on the computational mechanisms, we combine functional imaging with models of Bayesian inference and learning.
The Computational Cognitive Neuroimaging Group (Prof Uta Noppeney) is seeking 2 enthusiastic PhD and 2 PostDoc candidates with a strong quantitative background. Applicants should have a background in neuroscience, psychology, computer science, physics or related areas. Prior experience in functional imaging, MatLab, data analysis and/or machine learning would be an advantage.
The Computational Cognitive Neuroimaging lab is based at the Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics Centre and the Department of Psychology of the University of Birmingham, UK. The centre provides an excellent multidisciplinary, interactive and collaborative research environment combining expertise in cognitive neuroimaging, psychophysics and computational neuroscience. The psychology department was rated 3rd in the UK research assessment exercise.
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