Sunday, November 23, 2008

Germany PhD Scholarships 2009 2010 Definition of Cortical Networks

PhD Scholarships, Definition of Cortical Networks for the Control of Eye and Hand Movements, the Graduate School of Computing in Medicine and Life Sciences, the University of Luebeck, Germany

The Graduate School of Computing in Medicine and Life Sciences (funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG, and the German Government within the German university excellence program) at the University of Luebeck is now offering a PhD scholarship for the project “Definition of cortical networlks for the control of eye and hand movements “ in the research field of Functional Neuroanatomy.


One of our topics will be to define the possible modulation of these cerebro-cerebellar activation patterns depending on a variable context of the movement. This will be investigated by using different levels of complex tasks, or, as in “normal” life situations, different levels of attention to the tasks especially due to different levels of external distraction. This definition of certain cerebro-cerebellar networks allows a possibly more precise interaction with technical devices such as EEG or ECoG, for instance to control a computer or an external technical device in a more natural way.

?PhD scholarship amounts to 1250 € per month. Students with a master’s degree (or its equivalent) in computer science, mathematics or engineering are invited to apply for admission. The application deadline is January 15, 2009. In certain cases, students must submit, as part of their application, the results of one of the acknowledged language tests to prove their English proficiency.

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Closing date: January 15, 2009