[Comp-neuro] Funded PhD: Causality and complexity in human neural dynamics during natural vision

Anil Seth A.K.Seth at sussex.ac.uk
Tue Feb 13 23:32:57 CET 2018

A funded PhD position is available at the University of Sussex, UK, application deadline Feb 16 2018.

Causality and complexity in human neural dynamics during natural vision

A PhD studentship in the area of computational neuroscience is available at the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science, within Prof Anil Seth's group based in the Department of Informatics. It is a collaborative project with the group of Prof. Rafael Malach at the Weizmann Institute in Israel, and Prof. Ashesh Mehta from the Feinstein Institute in New York.  The position is co-funded by the University of Sussex and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR).

This project offers an exciting opportunity to apply leading-edge analytical methods to unique sources of data, in order to unravel the neural basis of conscious vision. The successful candidate will develop and apply dynamical complexity measures and functional connectivity analysis to detailed intracranial recordings obtained from humans during unconstrained real-world movement, with simultaneous video. A key advantage of this set-up is the availability of extensive high-resolution coverage of the entire (human) visual brain, acquired during ecologically valid visual behaviour. Other sources of data may also be analysed during the project. The overall goal is to work towards an explanatory bridge from network-level neural dynamics to large-scale theories of perception and consciousness (e.g., global workspace theory, predictive processing).

More details, including how to apply, are here:  http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/phd/fees-and-scholarships/scholarships/view/870 (please note funding is sufficient to cover fees and living expenses for UK/EU students only).  Additional details are here: https://www.findaphd.com/search/projectdetails.aspx?PJID=92986

Anil K. Seth, D.Phil.
University of Sussex, UK
Professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience
Co-Director, Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science
Editor-in-Chief, Neuroscience of Consciousness
www.anilseth.com<http://www.anilseth.com> @anilkseth

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