[Comp-neuro] PhD position announcement in computational neuroscience

Mike X Cohen mikexcohen at gmail.com
Wed Jul 22 16:08:42 CEST 2015

Mike X Cohen and Paul Tiesinga are searching for a PhD Candidate to work on
a project entitled “Midfrontal Cortex Theta Oscillations: Causes and
Consequences”. This project is funded by the European Research Council and
is hosted by the Donders Centre for Neuroscience.

Theta-band oscillations (~6 Hz) in the medial prefrontal cortex are a
signature of several important cognitive functions, including behaviour
monitoring, action adjustments and feedback-driven learning. Although this
consistent finding has emerged in several species including humans,
monkeys, and rats, little is known about the microcircuits in the medial
prefrontal cortex that generate theta oscillations and the role of those
oscillations in the neural computations underlying cognitive control
functions. In this project, we aim to gain more insight into these
processes by employing biophysically-informed computational models to
simulate the genesis and significance of midfrontal theta for coordinating
local and long-range network dynamics. Empirical experiments in humans and
rodents may be incorporated into the research in order to test/refine the

Please see
 for additional details.

Mike X Cohen, PhD
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