PhD Opportunities in San Sebastian, Spain--BCBL
The Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities has published the call for PhD Students 2019. The application period is from 17/10/19 to 07/11/19 at 14:00h.The call offers:1 PHD STUDENT POSITION (4-YEAR CONTRACT)  TO JOIN PROJECT PGC2018-093408-B-I0- THALANG – FUNCTIONAL AND STRUCTURAL CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE HUMAN THALAMUS TO LANGUAGE SYSTEMS ACROSS DEVELOPMENT TO BE SUPERVISED BY PEDRO M. PAZ-ALONSOKey words: Thalamus, Language Systems, Reading, Vision, Functional Connectivity, Structural Connectivity, Lateral Geniculate Nucleus, Medial Geniculate Nucleus, PulvinarSummar...
Source: Talking Brains - October 22, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Post-doctoral fellowships in translational neuroscience and neurorehabilitation
Three-year NIH-funded fellowships are available at the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI), in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania (Penn), for research training in cognitive and motor neuroscience and neurorehabilitation. Available mentors conduct patient-oriented research using behavioral, computational, imaging, electrophysiologic, and electrical and pharmacologic neuromodulation methods. We welcome applications from individuals with a doctorate in psychology, cognitive science, communication science, kinesiology, movement science, or human neuroscience, who wish to learn to apply basic scien...
Source: Talking Brains - October 18, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Postdoctoral Research Associate Computational neuroscience of human speech recognition - UCONN
Profs. James Magnuson and Jay Rueckl at the University of Connecticut, Department of Psychological Sciences, seek a postdoctoral research associate for a project focused on computational approaches to understanding the cognitive and neurobiological bases of human speech recognition. Our primary objective is bridging the gap between current cognitive models of human speech processing (such as TRACE) and cutting-edge deep learning models used for automatic speech recognition. The postdoctoral research associate will contribute to this project by playing a leading role in our computational work (devising, developing, and test...
Source: Talking Brains - October 17, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Early announcement: 15 PhD contracts to open in 2020 in the framework of the COBRA (Conversational Brains) European project
COBRA is a Marie Sk łodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network funded by the European Commission within the Horizon 2020 programme. It aims to train early-stage researchers to accurately characterize and model the linguistic, cognitive and brain mechanisms that allow conversation to unfold in both human-human and huma n-machine interactions.The network comprises ten academic research centers on language, cognition and the human brain, and four industrial partners in web-based speech technology, conversational agents and social robots, in ten countries (Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Slovak...
Source: Talking Brains - October 10, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Research, PhD, & Postdoc opportunities at MPI for Psycholing with Dr. Andrea Martin
Language and Computation in Neural Systems Group, led by Dr. Andrea E. Martin, has post-doc, PhD, and technician positions available. The newly formed PI group based at theMax Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics and the Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging investigates the representation and processing of language from theory-driven perspective that is informed by advanced techniques in computational cognitive science and cognitive neuroscience. More information about us and the questions we work on can be found at: www.andreaemartin.com and www.mpi.nl.Contacts: ina.grevel@mp...
Source: Talking Brains - October 10, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Postdoctoral Fellow -- The NEURAL (NEURoscience of Adult Language) Research Lab at Indiana University Bloomington
The NEURAL (NEURoscience of Adult Language) Research Lab at Indiana University Bloomington is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to begin in spring or summer 2020, working with Dr. Brielle Stark. The position is open for an initial 1-year, with an option to renew dependent on performance and funding.Research in the lab focuses on understanding brain-behavior relationships in neurogenic communication disorders, largely post-stroke aphasia. We are most interested in understanding processes related to language production. We have a Siemens Prisma 3T MRI scanner and an EEG suite as part of our Imaging Research Facility, which ...
Source: Talking Brains - October 8, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

PhD in Language Science at UC Irvine!
The Department of Language Science at the University of California, Irvine, invites applications for Fall, 2020, for a new language science doctoral program (https://grad.uci.edu/academics/degree-programs/phd/LanguageSciencePHD.php). UCI is located in Orange County, CA, between Los Angeles and San Diego, and just minutes from the ocean. We are a Department of Language Science that merges the cross-disciplinarity of linguistics, psychology, and cognitive neuroscience with a focus on computational and experimental studies of language development, semantics and pragmatics, syntax, speech, and bilingualism.  As the first ...
Source: Talking Brains - September 5, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Two Postdoctoral Researchers for the Language in Interaction Research Consortium
Application deadline: September 22, 2019, 23:59 Amsterdam Time ZonePlease find descriptions of the available positions below. Interested?Information on the application procedure orApply directlyBig Question 5Scientific summaryThe efficiency and flexibility with which we infer (or generate) meaning during language comprehension (or production) is remarkable. How does our brain do it? To move beyond the many extant attempts to address this big quest, we will treat linguistic inference as an advanced solution to the multi-step, sequential choice problems that we have long faced in other cognitive domains (e.g. chess, for...
Source: Talking Brains - August 29, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Unknown Source Type: blogs

Professorship to run MEG Center in Frankfurt
The Medical Faculty of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Brain Imaging Center, invites applications for the following position as public employee, starting at the next possible date:Professorship (W2) for MagnetoencephalographyThe successful candidate is expected to represent this subject in research and teaching. The holder of the position will be the scientific head of the Magnetoencephalography Unit (275-channel CTF MEG system) at the Brain Imaging Center (BIC). The BIC pursues research on the structure and function of the human brain. It is based on a cooperation between the Goethe University, th...
Source: Talking Brains - August 22, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Unknown Source Type: blogs

Postdoc at Duke -- ECoG with Cogan
The Cogan Lab (PI: Gregory Cogan) at Duke University is seeking a postdoctoral research scientist to join the lab.Research in the lab focuses on understanding the neural computations that underlie speech, language, and cognition. We use a combination of invasive recordings in adult and pediatric epilepsy patients: stereo-electroencephalography - SEEG, and electrocorticography – ECoG, and non-invasive recordings in healthy participants: electroencephalography – EEG. We also collaborate closely with the Viventi Lab (viventi.pratt.duke.edu - Department of Biomedical Engineering) to develop high density/channe...
Source: Talking Brains - August 14, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Unknown Source Type: blogs

Postdoc at MaxPlanck & NYU in the MPS-NYU Center for Language, Music, and Emotion (CLaME.nyu.edu)
The Max-Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics in Frankfurt, Germany, investigates aesthetic experience from various perspectives.In the newMax Planck-NYU Center for Language, Music and Emotion(clame.nyu.edu)an international team of researchers investigates these foundational human experiences from novel perspectives, linking language, music, emotion, memory, and decision-making. The Center is comprised of interconnected and interdisciplinary research groups (in Frankfurt and New York) that capitalize on the expertise and resources of the participating scientists across the sites.The Frankfurt site of CLaME seeks aPostd...
Source: Talking Brains - August 14, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Unknown Source Type: blogs

Funded PHD candidate position at the BCBL- Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebasti án, Basque Country, Spain) www.bcbl.eu (Center of excellence Severo Ochoa)
Funded PHD candidate position at the BCBL- Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebasti án, Basque Country, Spain) www.bcbl.eu (Center of excellence Severo Ochoa)The BCBL invites applications for four 4-year full-time Ph.D positions in Cognitive Neuroscience funded by the Spanish Ministry of Innovation and Universities, within the call “Ayudas Predoctorales Severo Ochoa 2019” (to be opened in the fall 2019). The thesis projects/positions will be included in the following research lines: One PhD position: Neurobiological indices of language development in infancy (under the su...
Source: Talking Brains - July 30, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

POSTDOCTORAL position at the BCBL- Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language
(San Sebasti án, Basque Country, Spain) www.bcbl.eu (Center of excellence Severo Ochoa)The Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language – BCBL- (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) is offering a postdoctoral position focused on the neurobiological basis of predictive processing and statistical learning.The main project will focus on the oscillatory correlates of predictive processing in vision and audition with a special focus on neural entrainment phenomena and top-down control. The project is part of a collaborative research effort of the BCBL with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem fund...
Source: Talking Brains - July 22, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Postdoctoral research positions in the neurobiology of language at the university of texas at houston
Multiple Postdoctoral research positions are available in the Tandon Lab at The University of Texas in Houston as part of the newly formed Texas Institute of Restorative Technology (TIRN) Institute. Positions are funded either via multi-year Institute funding or by NIH funds (U01 and R01). The lab uses multimodal approaches – fMRI, lesional analysis following epilepsy surgery, intracranial recordings and direct stimulation to create and validate network level representations of language. Lab Collaborators include Greg Hickok (UCI), Stanislas Dehaene (NeuroSpin), Nathan Crone (JHU), Simon Fisher Baum (Rice) and Xaq Pi...
Source: Talking Brains - July 3, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Postdoctoral Fellow position at the University of South Carolina
A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available at the University of South Carolina, under the direction of Prof. William Matchin in the NeuroSyntax laboratory. The post-doc will help develop new projects and lead the acquisition, processing, and analysis of behavioral and neuroimaging data. They will also assist with the organization of the laboratory and coordination of laboratory members. We are particularly interested in candidates with a background in linguistics who are interested in projects at the intersection of linguistics and neuroscience. For more information about our research program, please visit www.willia...
Source: Talking Brains - July 3, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

GROUP LEADER POSITION at the BCBL- Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebasti án, Basque Country, Spain)
GROUP LEADER POSITION at the BCBL- Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebasti án, Basque Country, Spain) www.bcbl.eu (Center of excellence Severo Ochoa)The Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebasti án, Basque Country, Spain) offers permanent research positions for Group Leaders in three main broad areas or research: (1)-Language, reading and developmental disorders: How language acquisition, comprehension, production, and reading take place in the human brain. Special attention will be paid to language disorders and the development of computerized tools for thei...
Source: Talking Brains - June 7, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Postdoctoral position in cognitive neuroscience – ERC project – Speech & Bilingualism research group
One postdoctoral position is offered to individuals holding a PhD in cognitive neuroscience or psychology and with experience in research on language and speech perception and/or production. The selected candidate will work in the context of the 5-year ERC project Phonemic representations in speech perception and production: Recalibration by reading acquisition (ReadCalibration), supervised by Dr. Clara Martin, within the Speech& Bilingualism group at the Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL, San Sebastian, Spain; https://www.bcbl.eu/).The main aim of the ReadCalibration ERC pro...
Source: Talking Brains - May 13, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Postdoc Positions in Cognitive Neuroscience of Communication at the University of Connecticut
The Cognitive Neuroscience of Communication-CT program is funded by a T32 Institutional Research Service Award from the NIH (Inge-Marie Eigsti& Emily Myers, Program Directors). The goal of this program is to provide targeted training in the cognitive neuroscience of communication disorders to predoctoral and postdoctoral scholars.  We invite applications for two-year postdoctoral fellowships, to begin in the Fall of 2019.Postdoctoral trainees will work under the supervision of one or more mentors on the CNC-CT team. These mentors are: Richard Aslin (Haskins Labs and University of Connecticut), Inge-Marie Eigsti, D...
Source: Talking Brains - March 27, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Postdoc at The Massachusetts General Hospital with David Gow
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at The Massachusetts General HospitalQualified individuals are invited to apply for a postdoctoral fellow position bridging cognitive neuroscience, phonology, and language processing. This position is supported by an NIDCD R01 awarded to Dr. David Gow (Massachusetts General Hospital) and Dr. Seppo Ahlfors (Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging). The postdoctoral scholar will be stationed in Cambridge near the MIT campus, and will image at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging in Charlestown, MA. We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic postdoctoral can...
Source: Talking Brains - March 26, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: David Poeppel Source Type: blogs

Brainhack Donostia 2019 - 5th-8th of May 2019, BCBL, San Sebastian
Dear all,At the Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL), we are organizing the second edition of Brainhack Donostia (https://brainhackdonostia.pages.bcbl.eu), an event focused on neuroscience and the promotion of open-source resources in an accessible way across disciplines and experience levels. This edition will take place on May 5th-8th 2019 at BCBL, where two invited speakers and other scientists from BCBL will give talks and develop hands-on tutorials on data handling from several neuroimaging techniques. In particular, we will cover three techniques: Diffusion-Weighted Imaging (DWI), Magnetoen...
Source: Talking Brains - March 14, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Is there a 'there there' for neuro-'science'? Or will it be engineering? Sunday morning thoughts...
It's Sunday morning in New York, and I really need a break from grant writing... So here a few cranky thoughts from a cranky guy. Is modern neuroscience on the right path – or showing signs of early demise?Two of the most exciting areas of contemporary science are to understand the structure of the universe and the structure and function of the human brain. The problem, incidentally, turns out to be similar in scope. Our neighborhood galaxy, the Milky Way, is estimated to contain about 100 billion stars. The human brain is estimated to contain about 86 billion neurons. Although different in kind, the scale of th...
Source: Talking Brains - March 3, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: David Poeppel Source Type: blogs

The Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language – BCBL- (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) is offering a postdoctoral position focused on the neurobiological basis of predictive processing and statistical learning.
The main project will focus on the oscillatory correlates of predictive processing in vision and audition with a special focus on neural entrainment phenomena and top-down control. The project is part of a collaborative research effort of the BCBL with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem funded by the ERC with PIs: Ram Frost (Hebrew U), Craig Richer (BCBL), Nicola Molinaro (BCBL). The expected time frame is one year with a possible extension to another year.The project is based upon a set of EEG and MEG experiments that will be designed to uncover the neural mechanisms supporting predictive processing – across sensory...
Source: Talking Brains - February 5, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Postdoc position available in the O-Lab at Duke University
We are looking for a highly motivated early-career scientist to join the O-Lab, led by Prof. Tobias Overath, in the Department of Psychology& Neuroscience at Duke University. Work in our lab investigates how sounds, from simple sinusoids to complex speech signals, are processed in the human brain, using a combination of behavioral (psychoacoustics) and neuroimaging methods (fMRI, EEG, ECoG) to track the underlying neural processes. Current projects investigate the transformation from acoustic to linguistic analysis of temporal speech structure, online measures of statistical learning, and optimization of cochlear ...
Source: Talking Brains - January 17, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

PhD scholarship/stipends: Language, Cognition and Brain Sciences Laboratory Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia.
Applications are invited for PhD scholarship/stipends for projects with the Language, Cognition and Brain Sciences Laboratory (http://www.langcogbrain.net) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia.Research in the lab makes use of a range of methodologies, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), electrophysiology (intracranial and scalp-recorded EEG), transcranial magnetic and direct current stimulation (TMS& tDCS), and behavioural paradigms, in both healthy and neurologically disordered populations. Current projects involve research into the cognitive and neural mechanisms of heal...
Source: Talking Brains - January 15, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Assistant professor in language neuroscience at the university of texas health science center at houston
As part of our new and expanding Texas Epilepsy Neurotechnologies and Neuroinformatics Institute (TENN), at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth – https://www.uth.edu), we invite applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) position in Language Neuroscience.We are looking for candidates who are interested in questions regarding language processing in cortical regions using systems-level approaches and/or computational methods. We are especially interested in individuals who currently use or are interested in multimodal integration approaches to the study of language via fMRI, M...
Source: Talking Brains - December 20, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Post-doctoral position: Sensory-motor interactions in typical speech production and stuttering
 TheLaboratory for Speech Physiology and Motor Control(PI Ludo Max, Ph.D.) at the University of Washington (Seattle) announces an open post-doctoral position in the area ofsensorimotor interactions in the control of speech movements by typical children and adults as well as individuals who stutter. The lab is located in the University of Washington's Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences and has additional affiliations with the Graduate Program in Neuroscience and the Department of Bioengineering. Seehttp://faculty.washington.edu/ludomax/lab/for more information.The successful candidate will use electroencephalogr...
Source: Talking Brains - December 18, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Maps and Streams, Vocal Learning, and the Anatomy of Speech
Conclusion: perhaps there is more agreement about the details of the dual stream architecture than the pictures and claims suggest. (Source: Talking Brains)
Source: Talking Brains - December 7, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS at the BCBL- Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebasti án, Basque Country, Spain) www.bcbl.eu (Center of excellence Severo Ochoa)
The Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebasti án, Basque Country, Spain) offers three postdoctoral positions in three main broad areas or research:(1)-Language, reading and developmental disorders: How language acquisition, comprehension, production, and reading take place in the human brain. Special attention will be paid to language disorders and the development of computerized tools for their early diagnosis and treatment.(2)-Multilingualism and second language learning: The cognitive and brain mechanisms of language acquisition and processing in a second language. Special attention will be paid ...
Source: Talking Brains - November 26, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Postdoctoral research positions in the neurobiology of language at the university of texas at houston
Multiple Postdoctoral research positions are available in the Tandon Lab at The University of Texas in Houston as part of the newly formed Texas Epilepsy Neurotechnologies and Neuroinformatics (TENN) Institute. Positions are funded either via multi-year Institute funding or by NIH funds (U01 and R01). The lab uses multimodal approaches – fMRI, lesional analysis following epilepsy surgery, intracranial recordings and direct stimulation to create and validate network level representations of language. Lab Collaborators include Greg Hickok (UCI), Stanislas Dehaene (NeuroSpin), Nathan Crone (JHU), Simon Fisher Baum (Rice...
Source: Talking Brains - November 16, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

BCBL Post Doc on neurocomputational basis of language learning and statistical learning
The Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language – BCBL- (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) is offering a postdoctoral position focused on neurocomputational basis of language learning and statistical learning, as part of ERC-funded research project (PI: Ram Frost).The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team of researchers studying the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying statistical learning and language learning from behavioural and computational perspectives. Work undertaken related to this position will contribute to integrating these different perspectives in an explicit neuroc...
Source: Talking Brains - October 24, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Ph.D. training opportunities at BCBL, San Sebastian, Spain
Dear colleagues,The Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities has published the call for PhD Students 2018. The application period is from 09/10/18 to 29/10/18 at 15:00h.The call offers up to 4 PhD Student positions to join the BCBL within the Severo Ochoa accreditation (SEV-2015-0490). The PhD students will join RESEARCH LINE “Language, reading and developmental disorders” and will work under the supervision of Prof. Carreiras, Dr. Lallier and Dr. Molinaro respectively and RESEARCH LINE "Neurodegeneration, brain damage and in healthy aging: Langu...
Source: Talking Brains - October 15, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

ECoG Post-doc opportunities with Nitin Tandon, Stan Dehaene, Nathan Crone, Xaq Pitkow & me
POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH POSITIONSPONSORED BY BRAIN INITIATIVE GRANTPostdoctoral research positions are available in the lab of Nitin Tandon at Houston. This position is funded by a BRAIN Initiative U01 grant funded project that uses electro-corticographic (ECoG) recordings and fMRI on a large cohort (n=80) to evaluate psycholinguistic models of reading and speech production to create network level representation of language. Collaborators on the project include Greg Hickok, Stanislas Dehaene, Nathan Crone and Xaq Pitkow; the post-doc will benefit from a close interaction with these experts in the fields of reading, semantics...
Source: Talking Brains - August 15, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

The neural basis of word deafness: a frequency analysis
There are two competing theories regarding the neural basis of word deafness.  Empirically we know that it can occur following unilateral left or bilateral lesions in and around auditory cortex (STG).  The unilateral theory says that the relevant speech perception network is left dominant.  Unilateral lesions cause word deafness by simultaneously disconnecting acoustic input from ascending auditory pathway AND by disconnecting callosal fibers from the intact right hemisphere.  Bilateral lesions do the same but clip the right hemisphere inputs at their source. The bilateral theorysays that the ...
Source: Talking Brains - August 8, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

New Post Doc Opportunities at BCBL - San Sebasti án, Basque Country, Spain
The Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language – BCBL- (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) is offering a postdoctoral position focused on SIGNAL PROCESSING ENGINEER, as part of an ERC funded research project OsciLang (PI: Manuel Carreiras).The goal of OsciLang is to provide an affordable, lightweight, wearable brain-computer-interface neurofeedback system that can facilitate the detection and treatment of language disorders such as dyslexia and specific language impairment (SLI).  This tool will (a) diagnose/measure and (b) improve/rehabilitate an individual ’s ability to synchr...
Source: Talking Brains - July 27, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Post-doc at Center for the Study of Aphasia Recovery (C-STAR), University of South Carolina
A post-doctoral position is available in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC, USA). Prospective hires will join a research team headed by Julius Fridriksson (www.sc.edu/comd/fridriks) as part of the Center for the Study of Aphasia Recovery (C-STAR), which is funded by a P50 grant from the NIH. The primary research focus of the lab is as follows: 1) neural basis of speech/language processing with special emphasis on brain plasticity; 2) neurophysiology of aphasia recovery; 3) computational neurolinguistics, and 4) predicting aphasia recovery from neural, b...
Source: Talking Brains - May 22, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

NIH-funded postdoc, and Research assistant / Lab manager position available in the O-Lab at Duke
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Source: Talking Brains - April 11, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Postdoctoral position at Center for Language Science, Pennsylvania State University
The Center for Language Science (CLS) at The Pennsylvania State University (http://cls.psu.edu) invites applications for a postdoctoral position. The CLS is home to a cross-disciplinary research program that includes the NSF training program, ‘Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE): Translating cognitive and brain science in the laboratory and field to language learning environments’ that was awarded to The Pennsylvania State University and the University of California, Riverside. The program provides training i n translational research on language learning and bilingualism that includes a...
Source: Talking Brains - April 9, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Three full-time post-bacc positions: Univ or Maryland, Linguistics
The Department of Linguistics at the University of Maryland, is looking to fill up to 3 full-time positions for post-baccalaureate researchers. Starting date for all positions is Summer/Fall 2018. Salary is competitive, with benefits included. The positions would be ideal for individuals with a BA degree who are interested in gaining significant research experience in a very active research group as preparation for a research career. Applicants must already have permission to work in the US, or be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, and should have completed a BA or BS degree by the time of appointment. The...
Source: Talking Brains - April 9, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

3-year postdoc position available in the O-Lab at Duke University
We are looking for a highly motivated young scientist to join theO-Lab, led by Prof. Tobias Overath, in the Department of Psychology& Neuroscience at Duke University. Work in our lab investigates how sounds, from simple sinusoids to complex speech signals, are processed in the human brain, using a combination of behavioral (psychoacoustics) and neuroimaging methods (fMRI, EEG, ECoG) to track the underlying neural processes. Current projects investigate the transformation from acoustic to linguistic analysis of temporal speech structure, online measures of statistical learning, and optimization of cochlear implant codin...
Source: Talking Brains - March 3, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Post-doc at USC: University of South Carolina, Columbia
A post-doctoral position is available in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC, USA). Prospective hires will join a research team headed by Julius Fridriksson (www.sc.edu/comd/fridriks) as part of the Center for the Study of Aphasia Recovery (C-STAR), which is funded by a P50 grant from the NIH. The primary research focus of the lab is as follows: 1) neural basis of speech/language processing with special emphasis on brain plasticity; 2) neurophysiology of aphasia recovery; and 3) predicting aphasia recovery from neural, biographical and cognitive-linguisti...
Source: Talking Brains - February 21, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

WoRLD: Workshop on Reading, Language and Deafness to be held in San Sebasti án, Spain,
The Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (www.bcbl.eu) is pleased to announce WoRLD: Workshop on Reading, Language and Deafness to be held in San Sebasti án, Spain, from Thursday, October 18th to Saturday, October 20th 2018. Abstract submission is now open until 15th May, 2018. And registration will be availabe from 5th of March onwards.This workshop aims to bring together experts and researchers on the neurocognition of language in deaf individuals and to facilitate the transfer of knowledge between scientists and stakeholders. The topics of the workshop include language processing and development in...
Source: Talking Brains - February 21, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Workshop on Predictive Processing (WoPP) San Sebastian (Spain) on June 20-22, 2018.
We are happy to announce the new discussion arena fully centred on predictive processing. The Workshop on Predictive Processing (WoPP) will take place in San Sebastian (Spain) on June 20-22, 2018. The goal of the workshop is to address the role of predictive processing in cognition. Some of the crucial issues in this timely research topic are the extent to which prediction is a fundamental mechanism of brain function, the role of prediction in learning, and, how predictive processing is expressed across distinct cognitive domains. This workshop will gather experts from different fields in cognitive neuroscie...
Source: Talking Brains - February 21, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

PhD and postdoctoral positions - Investigating sensory aspects of human communication
Several researcher positions (Postdocs and PhD students) are available at the Human Communication Research Group, led by Katharina von Kriegstein. The group is currently based at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany (MPI CBS; http://www.cbs.mpg.de/independent-research-groups/human-communication ) and will transfer to the Psychology Faculty of the TU Dresden, Germany, in 2018.The positions are funded by the ERC consolidator grant SENSOCOM. The aim of the SENSOCOM project is to investigate the role of auditory and visual subcortical sensory structures in analysing huma...
Source: Talking Brains - February 7, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

RESEARCH FELLOW POSITION at the BCBL- Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language
(San Sebasti án, Basque Country, Spain) www.bcbl.eu (Center of excellence Severo Ochoa)The Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebasti án, Basque Country, Spain) offers research fellow positions in three main broad areas or research: (1)-Language, reading and developmental disorders: How language acquisition, comprehension, production, and reading take place in the human brain. Special attention will be paid to language disorders and the development of computerized tools for their early diagnosis and treatment.(2)-Multilingualism and second language learning: The cognitive and b...
Source: Talking Brains - February 6, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Lab Coordinator position Temple University
The RISC Lab is seeking a new Lab Coordinator!Lab Coordinator: Research in Spatial CognitionThe Research in Spatial Cognition Laboratory at Temple University is hiring a laboratory coordinator, a position presenting diverse opportunities to participate in cutting-edge cognitive research. The Research in Spatial Cognition Lab, directed by Professors Thomas Shipley and Nora Newcombe, conducts research on spatial learning and cognition.The position has a 1-year minimum, with the possibility of extending to 2 years.Lab Coordinator duties may include:Management of day-to-day lab operationsRecruitment of study participantsStimul...
Source: Talking Brains - February 5, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Pre- and post-doctoral research/programmer positions in MEG research at the Neuroscience of Language Lab in NYU Abu Dhabi (PIs Pylkk änen & Marantz)
NeLLab is hiring!Come work with us in a wonderfully diverse environment in a cosmopolitan setting!Pre- and post-doctoral research/programmer positions in MEG research at the Neuroscience of Language LabinNYU Abu Dhabi (PIsPylkk änen& Marantz)The Neuroscience of Language Lab at NYU Abu Dhabi (http://www.psych.nyu.edu/nellab/) has openings for research scientists, which could be realized either as pre-doctoralRAships or as a post-doc. One position is specifically computational: it could be realized as a pure programmer position or as research position with a significant software development component. All positions ...
Source: Talking Brains - January 30, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Reply to Erich Jarvis by William Matchin
More from William Matchin -- Reply to Erich Jarvis:At the most recent SfN, Erich Jarvis gave the opening presidential address on the functional neuroanatomy of language, which I commented on and critiqued in my recent blog post for Talking Brains (http://www.talkingbrains.org/2017/11/abstractness-innateness-and-modality.html). Erich has briefly responded to my writing on Twitter and suggested a debate. Few things could give me more pleasure than a productive debate on central issues concerning the nature of human language. The following is a response to his comments in the context of a more in-depth exploration of the issu...
Source: Talking Brains - January 10, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Lesion-Symptom Mapping: A one day online workshop organized by C-STAR
The Center for the Study of Aphasia Recovery (C-STAR; https://cstar.sc.edu/) is organizing a one day online workshop on Lesion-Symptom-Mapping methods, Thursday January 25th, between 10am and 4pm Eastern Daylight Time (US East coast). Please join us online that day, for an exciting line-up of speakers!This focus of this workshop will be on the pressing issues in the methods of Lesion Symptom Mapping, rather than on new neurocognitive findings. To make this workshop as interactive as possible, invited speakers will present for up to 30 minutes, followed by 20 minutes for question time and discussion...
Source: Talking Brains - January 3, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

BCBL - PhD positions - Programme INPhINIT "LaCaixa"
With the aim of continuing to support the best scientific talent and fostering innovative, high quality research in Spain, ”la Caixa” Foundation is launching a new call for applications for the INPhINIT Fellowships Programme. The application deadline is February 1st, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. (Central European Time - CET). In this second call it will grant 57 3-year fellowships to talented researchers of any nationality to carry out a doctorate at top Spanish research centres accredited with the Severo Ochoa or María de Maeztu distinction and at Carlos III Health Research Insti...
Source: Talking Brains - December 5, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Post Doctoral Associate position, Boston University -- great opportunity with Jason Bohland
The Quantitative Neuroscience Laboratory at Boston University (http://neurospeech.org; PI Jason Bohland) is seeking applications for a postdoctoral associate to carry out psychophysical, physiological, and computational studies, which aim to determine how speakers use auditory feedback to guide the sequential production of speech.  Full-time funding is currently available for a period of at least two years. There is a possibility of engaging in additional independent or collaborative research including computational and/or brain imaging studies.Requirements:·       PhD in neur...
Source: Talking Brains - December 4, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs