Friday, 30 July 2010

PhD Position in Music Cognition At University of Amsterdam

The PhD student will take part in the CSCA research programme: The role of neural plasticity in conscious perception and will be supervised by the principal investigator prof. dr Henkjan Honing and a postdoctoral researcher. This programme consists of three intertwined projects addressing the following three questions:

  • Does consciousness require synaptic plasticity?
  • Does perceptual learning depend on consciousness and not on attention?
  • Does conscious perception depend on previous learning of image statistics?

The PhD project will mainly contribute to the second question by studying hierarchical time perception in music. In addition, the project will be concerned with the computational modeling of the temporal aspects of music (such as rhythm, timing, and tempo) and the role of perception, attention, expectation and memory in music cognition. Next to computational modeling, we will use brain imaging techniques to identify global neural correlates of rhythm perception.

  • Information on the CSCA research programme is available here, and in a special issue of MindOpen (Dutch).
  • Information on how to apply is available here.

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