Sunday, November 23, 2008

PhD Scholarships Graduate School of Computing in Medicine and Life Sciences Germany 2009/2010

PhD Scholarships, 3-dimensional Kinematic Principles of Eye, Head and Limb 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 “3-dimensional kinematic principles of eye, head and limb movements “ in the research field of Functional Neuroanatomy.

The project addresses two hypotheses:

The central processing of convergent semicircular canal information in the human brain as assessed by head impulse tests is consistent with its prediction obtained from the alignment of 3D rotation vectors of the spontaneous nystagmus in patients with brain stem lesions and the vectors resulting from individual semicircular canal stimulation.

Eye-centred rather than body-centred mechanisms are governing the integration of target and hand position in programming reaching movements in patients with a vestibular lesion with the head unrestrained vs. restrained.

?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