Positions and possible internship projects
Internship at Cambridge
This internship will be performed at the University of Cambridge, under the co-supervision of Dr. Tristan Bekinschtein and Dr. Andres Canales-Johnson (Psychology Department).
Recently, it has been shown that non-oscillatory, arrhythmic brain states are relevant for perception and cognition. This asynchronous brain states are characterized by a wide range of frequencies in the power spectrum (i.e. it is ‘broadband’) and it seems to exhibit scaling-invariance. This arrhythmic activity has been highly neglected in the past literature by being considered ‘neural noise’. However, recent developments in signal processing and computer simulation of intracerebral recordings (ECoG) has shown that this apparent noise, chaotic activity carries crucial information for perceiving our environment. We are looking for a Master student with a strong interest in signal processing and biophysics, who would be interested in developing analyses of intracortical neural recordings in the human and monkey brain. In this project, we will analyse the contribution of this broadband activity in discriminating tones in the auditory cortex and to model the underlying neural dynamics using biophysically-inspired simulations.
PhD in the neural basis of hypnosis
Looking to do a PhD in the field of cognitive neuroscience exploring topics like consciousness and cognitive control? If you have a (research) master in cognitive neuroscience, experimental psychology, cognitive AI, or related field, you can apply now through the link below.
In this project you will use decoding of brain measurements to investigate at what level of the cortex hypnosis overrides automated instances of information processing (such as Stroop interference).
You will be working under the supervision of Johannes Fahrenfort at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
You can read more about this position and apply here, or contact Johannes to request more information:
Internships and research projects
If you are interested in doing a research project in the Conscious Brain Lab feel free to contact us. Note that we receive many more applications per year than we have positions available to host students. If you like to apply for an internship or research project please also send us a CV as well as a short motivation.