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Ph.D. Scholarships at the University of Sussex: From sensation and perception to awareness

We are delighted to invite applications for the second round of the Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarship Programme in ‘From Sensation and Perception to Awareness’, hosted across multiple Schools at the University of Sussex. Up to eight fully funded positions will be awarded (for UK/EU applicants), starting Sep 2019. The aim of the programme is to bring together doctoral researchers from different disciplines to advance our understanding of the interactions between sensing, perception, and awareness in humans, animals, and machines. Applicants can select from a range of offered projects or propose their own. Pre-specified projects are divided into three main themes: (i) Human-computer interaction and digital arts, (ii) human cognitive neuroscience and computational neuroscience, and (iii) sensory neuroscience.

 

For more details and for how to apply to the programme please see https://www.findaphd.com/search/PhdDetails.aspx?CAID=3783 and https://www.sussex.ac.uk/sensation/applications. For more on the Programme please visit https://www.sussex.ac.uk/sensation/, and follow us on Twitter @SensationSussex. Email enquries to Leverhulme@sussex.ac.uk. Application deadline is 31 January 2019. The programme is co-directed by Anil Seth (Engineering and Informatics) and Jamie Ward (Psychology).

 

Among the sensory/systems neuroscience projects offered is one hosted by my lab, https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/how-sequence-recognition-emerges-from-neuronal-activity/?p104937. The project seeks to understand the neuronal underpinnings of sequence discrimination in mice and humans, using a combination of cutting-edge behaviour and electrophysiology techniques. Please get in touch with Miguel Maravall directly at m.maravall@sussex.ac.uk if you would like to discuss this project.

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