[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 
http://www.jobs.ac.uk/jobs/FK878/Research_Studentship/.  

-- 
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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