Month: January 2018

How we make and understand drawings: A two day forum Mar 16,17

The Institute is proud to co-sponsor the following forum:

Formal Analysis and Semantic Interpretation of Pictoral Representations;
How we make and understand drawings (including comics)

March 16 & March 17


What happens when one makes a drawing or sees one? The speakers at this event present new theories of how a drawing is composed and understood in terms of its parts (Cohn) and how one knows what a drawing or picture means (Greenberg), taking into account methods of ‘perspective’ or other representational systems that the artist has used. And what happens when drawings or pictures occur in sequence as in a ‘comics’ or a film?

Click here for additional information on this event.




Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Program


The Intelligence Community (IC) Postdoctoral Research Program is accepting applications through March 12, 2018.

The Program supports postdocs to conduct research at universities, colleges, and U.S. government laboratories throughout the United States.

Recent Ph.D. graduates or doctoral students who will soon complete their degrees are encouraged to apply. The fellowships offer a very competitive annual stipend and an annual travel allowance for the Postdoc, as well as a stipend and travel allowance to the host institution. We appreciate any assistance in helping us identify competitive candidates for these prestigious fellowships.

Award Details:
· Annual stipends range from $75,000 to $79,000, depending on research location.
· Annual travel budget of up to $6,000
· Appointments for two years, and option to extend for a third year
· Host institutions receive an annual laboratory budget of up to $5,000.
· Research advisors receive a $10,000 stipend and an annual travel budget of up to $2,000.

Postdoc Eligibility: U.S. citizenship required; Ph.D. received within five years of the application deadline

Please visit our website for details, and feel free to share this e-mail with your colleagues.

Thank you for supporting this effort!


Helena Liuag

Project Manager


Need assistance with a grant application?

Just wanted to remind the research community that the IBACS External Application Review (EAR) panel has been formed to boost external grant efforts. Our aim is to provide PIs with feedback on grant development in order to facilitate external funding efforts related to the Brain and Cognitive Sciences.

We can also help organize more general grant mentoring for faculty with little grant writing experience — see the EAR page.

PIs may request EAR review at the link above.

In brief, EAR will locate 2-3 appropriate reviewers for your application. Early on, you will meet with the reviewers and EAR representatives for an in-person presentation of the grant outline, allowing reviewers to help you identify strengths and weaknesses before the grant is fully developed. Then, reviewers and EAR representatives will review your written grant, providing you with mock reviews in time to strengthen your application prior to submission. Details about the process and deadlines can be found at the link above.

Please consider letting EAR help you strengthen upcoming grants.

Research Asst – Aphasia Rehabilitation Research Lab at Temple U.

There is a research assistant position currently open in the Aphasia Rehabilitation Research Laboratory at Temple University.

Great for someone who has just graduated from a BA program in SLP or from Psych in December or who has graduated recently and is holding off before going on to grad school.

Start date is in January.  Funding for this position is up to five years.


* Please contact Nadine Martin (  or apply directly here.


Nadine Martin, Ph.D., Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Director:   Aphasia Rehabilitation Research Laboratory and the

Eleanor M. Saffran Center for Cognitive Neuroscience

Mailing address:  Room 110 Weiss Hall, 1701 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA  19122
Phone:  215-204-1870 Fax:  215-204-6334