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Thread: ACBS cognitive science & neuroscience doctoral program: call for applications Drexel

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    Default ACBS cognitive science & neuroscience doctoral program: call for applications Drexel

    Hi! I'd like to announce our cognitive psychology/neuroscience doctoral program call for applications, if that's okay with forum rules.

    We're the Applied Cognitive and Brain Sciences (ACBS) doctoral program at Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA), inviting applications for Ph.D. students for the 2015-2016 AY!

    Learn more here:

    Faculty research interests in the ACBS program span the full range from basic to applied science in Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience. The ACBS core and supporting faculty are experts in leading methodology such as computational modeling, Bayesian inference, SPM, high-dimensional statistics and data mining. Accepted students will work closely with their mentor in a research-focused setting, housed in a newly-renovated, state-of-the-art facility featuring spacious graduate student offices and collaborative workspaces. Newly acquired equipment this year includes two high-density active electrode EEG systems; a high accuracy motion tracking environment; high accuracy head-mounted and table mounted eye trackers; and extensive lab space.

    All core faculty are considering applications and we have several open funded slots this year. The ACBS core faculty are:

    *** John Kounios, Creativity Laboratory
    Program director; core research interests in creativity and insight, intelligence, memory, dopaminergic reward system. Specialization in electrophysiological methods (EEG, ERP), and other behavioral and neuroimaging methods (e.g., fMRI)

    *** Chris Sims, Drexel Laboratory for Adaptive Cognition
    Research interests in visual memory, perceptual expertise, decision-making under uncertainty and learning from feedback, sensorimotor control and coordination, computational modeling. Specialization in motion tracking, eye tracking, and bayesian cognitive modeling.

    *** Dan Mirman, Language and Cognitive Dynamics Laboratory
    Research interests in recognition, comprehension, and production of spoken words; organization and processing of semantic knowledge; computational models of brain and behavior. Specialization in eye-tracking, brain stimulation (tDCS) and growth curve analysis.

    *** Zoe Fengqing Zhang
    Research interests in neuroimaging data analysis; data mining; bayesian inference; high dimensional data analysis.

    For a full list of faculty members in the ACBS program, along with brief research descriptions, see the following webpage:

    Graduate students will also have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty in Clinical Psychology, the School of Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences, the College of Computing and Informatics, the College of Engineering, the School of Medicine, and the Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center. ACBS also has strong collaborative connections with UPenn, Temple and other nearby Universities.

    Drexel University is located in the University City and Center City neighborhoods of Philadelphia, a major metropolitan area with numerous cultural, medical, educational, and recreational opportunities, as well as easy access via high speed rail to New York City, Washington, D.C., and surrounding areas of the Northeast Corridor. Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The College of Arts and Sciences is especially interested in qualified students who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

    To apply:
    Applications are now being accepted, and the closing deadline is December 01, 2015.
    For complete application instructions, please see the following website:

    To learn more:

    You are also welcome to contact me at Brian Erickson at bae25 [at] drexel [dot] edu with any questions.

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