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Ph.D. Student in Bournemouth-Barcelona/UK

08 January 2016

Ph.D. Student in Bournemouth-Barcelona/UK

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A PhD position is available in the project ‘Identification of Metastable Cortical Dynamics Underlying Cognitive Decisions’; based at Bournemouth University (UK) and at the IDIBAPS Biomedical Research Institute (University of Barcelona).

Do we have analysis tools for a reliable identification of the dynamical processes underlying decision-making? This is a fundamental question, touching the very basics of our understanding of neural computation and hence one of the most exciting topics in neuroscience. However, to reconstruct in detail neural dynamics generating cognitive decisions is a major challenge for current methodologies.
The aim of the project is to develop innovative approaches designed for the identification of meta-stable neural dynamics underlying cognitive decisions. We aim for the fusion of statistical learning approaches to pattern discovery with dynamical systems modelling.

This project provides an outstanding opportunity to gain a diverse experience of both neuro-computational and experimental approaches. Applicants holding a degree in Physics, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science or similar disciplines are welcome. A very strong mathematical (dynamical systems, differential equations)/machine learning background and interest or previous experience in neuroscience or laboratory would be very welcome.
The researcher will be mainly based at the Computational Neuroscience laboratory of the interdisciplinary group for neurosciences (; and visit the Cortical Networks Lab ( led by Prof Maria Victoria Sanchez-Vives.

Deadline is on the 29th of February. For more information and for formally applying visit

For further details please do not hesitate to contact me: Twitter: @emilibalball

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Contract length:
3 years
Bournemouth University-IDIBAPS Barcelona
Systems Neuroscience Department (IDIBAPS, University of Barcelona).Faculty of Science. Interdisciplinary Group for Neuroscience & Department of Computing (Bournemouth University).

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Dr Emili Balaguer-Ballester
Faculty of Science. Interdisciplinary Group for Neuroscience & Department of Computing (Bournemouth University).

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