[Comp-neuro] Berlin School of Mind and Brain: Visiting scholar and student program

Patrick Wilken pwilken at gmail.com
Tue Feb 9 12:55:10 CET 2010


Application deadline: 1st May 2010.
Enquiries: admissions at mind-and-brain.de
Web: http://www.mind-and-brain.de/overview/visitors

The Berlin School of Mind and Brain invites applications for visiting 
scholars and students.

The Berlin School of Mind and Brain is an international research school, 
located in the vibrant heart of Berlin. Founded in 2006 as part of 
Germany's Excellence Initiative, it offers a unique three-year 
interdisciplinary doctoral program in English in the mind/brain 
sciences. Research within the School focuses on the interface between 
the humanities and the neurosciences. Of particular interest are 
research areas that fall on the borders between the mind sciences (e.g., 
philosophy, linguistics, behavioral and cognitive science, economics), 
and the brain sciences (e.g., neurophysiology, computational 
neuroscience, neurology, and neurobiology). Major topics of research 
within the program include: 'conscious and unconscious perception', 
'decision-making', 'language', 'brain plasticity and lifespan ontogeny', 
'mental disorders and brain dysfunction', and the 'philosophy of mind'. 
However, research is not limited to these areas, and students are 
strongly encouraged to develop and work at their own initiative on any 
projects that are relevant to interdisciplinary questions relating to 
mind and brain.

Visiting scholars will have a doctoral degree, and be working in an area 
of research relevant to the School. Visiting student status is available 
to qualified doctoral students currently enrolled in programs not 
affiliated with the Berlin School of Mind and Brain. In rare 
circumstances students with a master's degree may also be granted 
visiting student status. Visiting scholars are provided a desk and 
computer in a shared office space. Both visiting scholars and students 
will be provided with access to the internet and university libraries. 
In addition, visiting students are allowed by prior arrangement to 
participate in relevant aspects of the School’s teaching program during 
their visit. It is anticipated that visiting scholars and students will 
participate actively in the academic life of the School. The School 
would be delighted, for instance, to hear suggestions from visiting 
scholars regarding potential seminars or journal clubs that they might 
organize during their stay.

Further details can be found: http://www.mind-and-brain.de/overview/visitors

Patrick Wilken, PhD

Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin
Berlin School of Mind and Brain
Luisenstraße 56
D-10099 Berlin


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