Connecting European Neuroscience

Ph.D. Student in Brighton/UK

27 February 2018

Ph.D. Student in Brighton/UK

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How sequence recognition emerges from neuronal activity

As part of a Leverhulme Doctoral Training programme:

one position will be available in the lab of Miguel Maravall (

To make sense of the world around us, we need to recognise stimuli that unfold over time. A patterned stream of sound, such as a piece of music or passage of speech, or a surface scanned by our fingertips, can only be identified by sensing the order and timing of its elements (notes, phonemes, ridges). Humans and other animals have remarkable capacities for discriminating temporally patterned sequences. How the brain perceives and learns sequences remains mysterious. This project will address this gap by training humans and mice to recognise a sequence (Bale et al, eLife, 2017) and recording neuronal activity in relevant brain areas. A student working in this project should have a background in neurobiology, cognitive neuroscience or a quantitative subject (e.g., physics or computation) and be interested in combining experiments with coding (Matlab, Python). The project will emphasise human or mouse work depending on the student’s interests.

Any inquiries, please contact Miguel directly here:

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Closing date:
Contract length:
42 months
University of Sussex
Sussex Neuroscience

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Tom Baden
School of Life Sciences
University of Sussex
Brighton, UK

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