[Comp-neuro] Doctoral research studentship available at Sussex University

Anil Seth a.k.seth at sussex.ac.uk
Fri Aug 21 20:17:25 CEST 2009

Apologies for cross-posting:

*Self-modelling for Control, Cognition, and Consciousness*

*Closing date for applications: September 14th 2009
Expected start date: October 1st 2009*

Funding is available from Autumn 2009 for a full-time DPhil (PhD) in the 
area of self-modelling for control, cognition, and consciousness, 
supervised by Prof. Owen Holland and Dr. Anil Seth. The studentship is 
part of the EU FP7 project ECCEROBOT: Embodied Cognition in a 
Compliantly Engineered Robot (www.eccerobot.org 
<http://www.eccerobot.org/>).  Self-modelling, particularly of the body, 
is a powerful strategy for controlling the movements and actions of 
natural and artificial embodied agents. It is also involved at many 
levels in the development and functioning of cognition, and plays a role 
in several theories of consciousness. We are seeking a research student 
to investigate and demonstrate the use of self-modelling for control and 
cognition in a sophisticated humanoid robot, and to extend the approach 
in the direction of functions associated with consciousness. For more 
details, and for instructions on how to apply, see 

Anil Seth, D.Phil.
Reader, EPSRC Leadership Fellow,
Dept of Informatics, University of Sussex,
Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9QJ, UK
W: www.anilseth.com, T: +44 1273 678549,

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