[Comp-neuro] PhD program in Brain & Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester

Rajeev Raizada rajeev.raizada at gmail.com
Fri Nov 6 22:54:51 CET 2015


Graduate Training in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester

The Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences (BCS) at the University
of Rochester offers opportunities for students interested in earning a
doctoral degree in one of the most exciting fields of scientific
endeavor. Particular areas of research strength include: language,
perception and action, development and learning, concepts and
categories, and decision-making. Full details can be found at:
http://www.bcs.rochester.edu . Recent news about research done
in the department can be found on its Twitter feed:
https://twitter.com/UoR_BrainCogSci

We seek outstanding candidates from a variety of backgrounds who seek
a rigorous program of study and exceptional mentoring in research. All
students admitted to the program are offered graduate fellowships that
provide a full stipend and cover the costs of tuition and single plan
health insurance.

The Department has a number of new faculty with research programs
focusing on cognitive neuroscience, development of language and
cognition, language learning, theoretical and computational
neuroscience, and visual neuroscience. Interested applicants can find
details at http://www.bcs.rochester.edu/graduate/admission.html

The closing date for applications for admission in Fall 2016 is January 4, 2016.

Readers of the Comp-Neuro list may be particularly interested in
work being done by the following faculty members:

Ralf Haefner (computational neuroscience)
https://www.bcs.rochester.edu/people/faculty/haefner_ralf/index.html
Robbie Jacobs (computational cognition, Bayesian modeling)
https://www.bcs.rochester.edu/people/faculty/jacobs_robert/index.html
Jude Mitchell (neurophysiology, computational neuroscience)
https://www.bcs.rochester.edu/people/faculty/mitchell_jude/index.html
Steve Piantadosi (computational cognition, Bayesian modeling)
http://colala.bcs.rochester.edu/people/piantadosi/
Rajeev Raizada (computational fMRI)
http://raizadalab.org

Neuroimaging facilities include a research-dedicated 3T Siemens MRI
scanner at the Rochester Center for Brain Imaging (RCBI), and also
state-of-the-art NIRS and EEG systems. More information can be found
at http://www.rcbi.rochester.edu


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