Dr. Douglas Oliver from UCHC authored a Ted Lesson which offers an easy to understand explanation of how the brain and ears work together to process sound.
Month: June 2018
Training offered for ResearchMatch tool
ResearchMatch is a tool that connects researchers with individuals interested in participating in research studies through an online matching tool.
There is no cost to UConn researchers to use ResearchMatch.
To learn more about using ResearchMatch for studies, register here for the free ResearchMatch Researcher Webinar Training/Live Demo on Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on joining the training.
Post Doc – Computational modeling of language
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in computational modeling of language at the University of Maryland, co-advised by Naomi Feldman and Jan Edwards.
The postdoc will be part of an NIH-funded project, in collaboration with Pat Shafto at Rutgers University-Newark, that uses models of pedagogical reasoning to predict which language interventions will be most effective for helping children with Specific Language Impairment learn grammatical morphemes. Experience with probabilistic models of language acquisition and interests in morphological processing and/or language disorders would be helpful, but anyone who is interested in the position is encouraged to apply.
The appointment can be made through either the Department of Linguistics, the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, or the Language Science Center.
The starting date is flexible, and can be August 1, 2018 or later. The initial appointment will be through summer 2019, with the possibility of extension.
The University of Maryland is home to an extensive interconnected network of over 200 language scientists that spans 22 different departments and centers . The person hired for this position will have opportunities to interact regularly with colleagues from linguistics, hearing and speech, computer science, and other units on campus, and will be a member of the Computational Linguistics and Information Processing Lab. The PIs arecommitted to supporting the success of trainees who belong to groups that are underrepresented in academia and in computing.
To apply, please send a CV, research statement, writing sample, and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org (letters are not needed as part of the initial application). Review of applications will begin July 2 and will continue until the position is filled.
BIRC seeking speakers with MRI expertise
The UConn Brain Imaging Research Center is soliciting suggestions for external speakers for the upcoming year as part of the BIRC talk series, which hosted Ev Fedorenko and Stephen Wilson this spring. Please reach out to Roeland Hancock with any suggestions for speakers who can deliver an engaging presentation with broad appeal based on MRI techniques.
Roeland Hancock, PhD
Associate Director | Brain Imaging Research Center
Autism Post-Doc Oppty at Boston University
The Center for Autism Research Excellence (CARE) at Boston University is looking for a post-doctoral fellow
The CARE Fellow will work on a project investigating auditory processing in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder on a newly-funded interdisciplinary research program, which is a collaboration between Boston University (PI: Helen Tager-Flusberg; Barbara Shinn-Cunningham) and Carnegie Mellon University (PI: Lori Holt).
We are looking for an energetic scientist who is interested in exploring how purpose-built videogames can be used to probe and lead to changes in auditory processing in adolescents with ASD behavioral and neural measures in the context of a randomized controlled trial. The ideal applicant will have a strong research background, technical and programming expertise, as well as experience collecting and analyzing behavioral and electrophysiological (EEG/ERP) data. Some experience working with people with ASD is preferred.
The Post-Doctoral Researcher will have primary responsibilities in managing and carrying out all aspects the research program. Responsibilities include:
· Piloting the suite of videogames with adolescents with ASD providing iterative feedback to the developers at CMU
· Training and supervision of students and other project staff
· Data collection for the randomized controlled trial in the lab and home including both behavioral assessments and auditory ERP experimental measures
· Analyzing the gaming data
· EEG/ERP and behavioral data processing and analysis
· Write-up and dissemination of findings for reports, conference presentations and peer-reviewed publications
· Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience or a related field
· Experience working with children/adolescents in research settings, preferably including individuals with ASD
· Training in two or more of the following areas: cognitive science/cognitive neuroscience, neuroimaging/ electrophysiology , autism research
· Programming skills (e.g., MATLAB; Python) and proficiency with statistical programs and analyses (e.g., R, SPSS)
· Excellent interpersonal leadership skills, writing and organizational skills
· Strong record of scholarly accomplishments
The position will start summer/fall 2018 with a minimum of a two-year commitment.
Interested candidates should send a CV, cover letter, research statement and contact information for three professional references to Helen Tager-Flusberg, Ph.D. (email@example.com)<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org)> and Chloe Adams Agarwal (Center Administrator) – email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>.
To learn more, please contact:
Helen Tager-Flusberg, PhD.
Director, Center for Autism Research Excellence
Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences
100 Cummington Mall
Boston, MA 02215
Scholarship available at Berlin School of Mind and Brain
Berlin School of Mind and Brain
One 3-year DAAD scholarship for international student
One scholarship is available to the best international candidate, funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) as part of their Graduate School Scholarship Programme (GSSP).
As of September 2018, the last final exam (Master’s degree or equivalent) must have taken place no longer than six years ago.
As of September 2018, applicants must not have resided in Germany for more than 15 months.
Duration and funding
The scholarship amount is 1,200 € per month plus funding for travel expenses, insurances, research support, family support, German-language courses, etc.
You will have to apply through the online application tool of the Berlin School of Mind and Brain.
Shortlisted applicants will be either invited to come to Berlin (they will receive reimbursement for all or parts of their travel expenses) or interviewed via Skype.
Deadline: 15 July 2018, 23:59:59 hrs CET
Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin
Berlin School of Mind and Brain
Unter den Linden 6
Tel.: +49 (0)30 2093-1706, Fax: -1802
Post Doc Opportunity at University of Warwick, UK
The University of Warwick, UK is seeking to appoint a full-time, 3-year
postdoctoral researcher based at the Department of Psychology, as part of
the research grant ‘How does language experience support language
development? Short-term priming and long-term learning,’ funded by the
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The PDRA will work with a team
of researchers led by Dr. Kate Messenger (PI, University of Warwick), and
Prof. Holly Branigan (Co-I, University of Edinburgh).
Further information available here.
Closing date for applications: 20th June 2018
Start date: 1st August 2018
For questions, please contact:
Dr Katherine Messenger
Department of Psychology | University of Warwick | Coventry | CV4 7AL
Tel: 024761 50557 | Email: K.Messenger@warwick.ac.uk |