The Applied Cognitive and Brain Sciences (ACBS) program at Drexel University invites applications for Ph.D. students to begin in the Fall of 2014. Faculty research interests in the ACBS program span the full range from basic to applied science in Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Cognitive Engineering, with particular faculty expertise in computational modeling and electrophysiology. Accepted students will work closely with their mentor in a research-focused setting, housed in a newly-renovated, state-of-the-art facility featuring spacious graduate student offices and collaborative workspaces. Graduate students will also have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty in Clinical Psychology, the School of Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences, the College of Computing and Informatics, the College of Engineering, the School of Medicine, and the University's new Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center.
Specific faculty members seeking graduate students, and possible research topics are below.
* Chris Sims, Drexel Laboratory for Adaptive Cognition
Lab webpage: http://www.pages.drexel.edu/~crs346/
— Visual memory and perceptual expertise
— Decision-making under uncertainty and learning from feedback
— Sensorimotor control and coordination
— Computational models of cognition
* Dan Mirman, Language and Cognitive Dynamics Laboratory
Lab webpage: http://www.danmirman.org/
— Recognition, comprehension, and production of spoken words
— Organization and processing of semantic knowledge
— Computational models of brain and behavior
* John Kounios, Creativity Research Laboratory
Lab webpage: https://sites.google.com/site/johnkounios/laboratory
— Cognitive psychology/cognitive neuroscience, focusing on human memory, problem solving, intelligence, and creativity
— Specialization in electrophysiological methods (EEG, ERP), and other behavioral and neuroimaging methods (e.g., fMRI)
For a full list of faculty members in the ACBS program, along with brief research descriptions, see the following webpage:
Drexel University is located in the University City and Center City neighborhoods of Philadelphia, a major metropolitan area with numerous cultural, medical, educational, and recreational opportunities, as well as easy access via high speed rail to New York City, Washington, D.C., and surrounding areas of the Northeast Corridor. Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The College of Arts and Sciences is especially interested in qualified students who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
Applications are now being accepted, and the closing deadline is December 01, 2013.
For complete application instructions, please see the following website:
Chris R. Sims, Ph.D.
Applied Cognitive & Brain Sciences
Department of Psychology