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PhD Candidate: Artificial Signals in Self-motion Perception

Perception of self-motion depends on the integration of vestibular and visual signals and, when the motion is self-generated, also relies on motor feedback …

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Comeniuslaan, Nijmegen, Gelderland
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
30 - 38 uur
Opleidingsniveau:
WO

Functieomschrijving

Perception of self-motion depends on the integration of vestibular and visual signals and, when the motion is self-generated, also relies on motor feedback signals. Recently, a new theoretical framework has been proposed that unifies the neuronal computations for both active and passive self-motion estimation by suggesting that a single sensory internal model can combine motor commands with vestibular and visual signals optimally. Using behavioural, computation and brain stimulation techniques, this project will test if this theoretical framework applies to the integration of artificial sensory and motor signals, thereby capitalising on the adaptive processes of multisensory and sensorimotor integration.

Functie-eisen

Preference will be given to candidates with an MSc in cognitive neuroscience, (bio)medical science or engineering, physics, movement sciences, or a related field, who are highly motivated to conduct challenging interdisciplinary empirical and model-driven research. Experience with psychophysical and brain stimulation techniques and patient studies is desirable. Strong programming skills and a demonstrable affinity with quantitative data analysis (e.g. Matlab, Python) are required.

Conditions

you will be appointed for an initial period of 18 months, after which your performance will be evaluated. If the evaluation is positive, the contract will be extended by 2.5 years
- you will be classified as a PhD Candidate (Promovendus) in the Dutch university job-ranking system
the gross starting salary amounts to €2,222 per month, and will increase to €2,840 in the fourth year (salary scale P);
You will participate in teaching for approximately 10% of your work time. You will be part of the Donders Graduate School for Cognitive Neuroscience.

Additional information

Prof. Pieter Medendorp
+3124 361 60 41
p.medendorp@donders.ru.nl

Dr. Dennis Schutter
+3124 361 10 27
d.schutter@donders.ru.nl

www.ru.nl/donders/research/theme-2-perception/sensorimotor/ ; www.ru.nl/donders/research/theme-2-perception/brain-stimulation/ ; www.ru.nl/donders/graduate-school

Radboud University