2-year post doc position

We have a vacancy in our laboratory for a two-year post doc position on our synaesthesia project in Aalborg. For more information, and to apply please see the full announcement on the university homepage (http://www.vacancies.aau.dk/show-vacancy/?vacancy=873801).

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Open ph.d. position

We currently have an opening for a ph.d.-student in our lab in a project investigating synaesthesia and expertise. The position is a three year position at Aalborg University, with strong collaborations in Iceland, China, and the US.

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The application deadline has been extended to February 1st 2017.

Funding

Recently we received the DFF 2 research project grant from the Danish Council for Independent Research, which will support a number of investigations into synesthesia.

The Synesthesia Project

dff-logoThe Synesthesia Project have recently received a grant for a three year project on the perceptual effects of synesthesia and how they relate to prior experience, entitled “Synaesthesia – the Roles of Association Learning and of Differential Brain Development“. The project involves three full-time positions including part time involvement from a number of researchers already part of The Synesthesia Project; from Denmark (Thomas Alrik Sørensen (PI), Maria, Nordfang, Morten Storm Overgaard) and Iceland (Árni Gunnar Ásgeirsson). Moreover, the project has a number of international partners which recently was extended to include partners from England, Iceland, USA, China, and Japan. Currently the project is set to begin in the fall of 2016 and run over a three year period (announcement from the Danish Council for Independent Research).

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Lab moved (again)

Today our lab moved back to Kroghstræde 3 and we have set up two interim experimental rooms for testing where we hope to begin collecting data again some time next week or at least by early November. Currently we have three projects starting up one on synaesthesia, one on attention, and finally, some piloting of methodological issues.

We will try and get the lab fully up and running before the end of the year, but this is somewhat dependant on when our office space is freed up for the furniture currently occupying large parts of the lab space.

When the lab is up and running – hopefully around the beginning of the new semester – we will try and hold an official opening of the lab, where we also present some of our work. More on the official opening data – probably some time in January.

CCN moves to a new location on the Aalborg campus

During the summer Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN) will move to Kroghstræde 6 along with the new facilities for behavioural studies at Aalborg University: Experimental Psychology Laboratory. Here there will be four rooms for controlled behavioural studies including one multi room for larger setups, and training of students in experimental and behavioural methods in psychology. 

The new lab will ensure that students on the neuropsychology program (along with BA students who have a special interest in behavioural neuroscience) can participate in ongoing research projects at CCN. Students will also be able to suggest individual projects within topics such as memory, attention, perception, and consciousness. Here we will be able to provide individual supervision and training for a number of projects each semester independent of the scheduled classes.

 

Student help wanted

Form the 1st of January I am starting to work on my ph.d. project on the nature of the capacity limitations of visual short-term memory. Basically, I will continue the work started in my master thesis and expand on the basic ideas briefly described in that project.

I would like to have student assistants (this is usually on volunteer basis) on the project, so if you are interested please contact me – my own interests where originally sparked by being a student helper on ph.d. projects by Morten Overgaard and Søren Kyllingsbæk.

The main areas I will be working on – at least from my current perspective – will be the following:

  • Visual Short-Term Memory
  • Visual Long-Term Memory
  • Memory Capacity
  • Visual Representations and Categories
  • Consciousness
  • Early processes in TVA

If you find any of these areas interesting and would like to assist in a research project, feel free to contact me – I am interested in students on all levels – whether you are working on your master thesis or you are a first year student.

During this month I will prepare for the project startup so that I can be ready for the real startup in January – this project will be running over the next three years and you can choose to join in on different parts of it if you like.