Friday, February 7, 2014

[Comp-neuro] Postdoc Sought to Venture beyond the Grid, at SISSA, Trieste, Italy

A postdoctoral position is available from April 1st, 2014, for 2 years, to
study the dynamics of spatial and semantic memory in complex geometries.

The research, to be carried out within the LIMBO group at SISSA, is part of
a collaboration coordinated by Edvard Moser in Trondheim, including also
Richard Morris in Edinburgh and Jorg Conradt in Munich and funded by the EU
contract GRIDMAP. At SISSA current research, mainly by Eugenio Urdapilleta
and Federico Stella, focuses on mathematical and computational analyses of
the representations that can be established in environments more complex
than standard 2D flat surfaces; opening the way for a new postdoc to link
purely spatial with semantic structures and analyze the ensuing dynamics.

The ideal candidate brings into the project a perspective different from
ours, is a proficient programmer and a creative thinker. A lack of
familiarity with grid cells, the hippocampus and spatial navigation may be
advantageous, if combined with an open mind and plastic synapses. The SISSA
campus overlooks the gulf, and is possibly the best place where to do
research in Italy. Enquiries can be directed to me at,
although eventually formal applications will have to be addressed to the
SISSA Director at

Application deadline: March 10th, 2014
Alessandro Treves
SISSA - Cognitive Neuroscience, via Bonomea 265, 34136 Trieste, Italy
and Master in Complex Actions

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