PhD student (f/m/d) in cognitive neuroscience

29/04/2020 12:00 am

The Weber Group of Institute of Experimental Epileptology and Cognition Research (IEECR) of Bonn University Hospital invites applications for a position as PhD student (f/m/d) in cognitive neuroscience. The position starts on July 1st 2020, is part of the EU-funded project DIGYMATEX and limited to three years.

In the Weber Group, currently led by PD Dr. Johannes Schultz, we conduct innovative interdisciplinary research into the neural mechanisms of human decision-making. Our methods are drawn from psychophysics, neuroeconomics, computational neuroscience, functional and structural MRI and eye-tracking; our experiments are influenced by concepts from neuroscience, behavioural and experimental economics as well as cognitive and social psychology. Our goal is to integrate physiological and behavioural data to further our understanding of the deliberation process and motivation behind a given decision, with the goal of improving models of human choice behaviour. We study value-based and perceptual decision-making in different domains, with a particular focus on basic processes underlying social interactions and food choice; are interested in understanding the influences of social contexts and norms on decisions and behavior, and how these factors change the weighting of different choice attributes; and the neural bases of the heterogeneity and determinants of individual preferences.
The DIGYMATEX project is a consortial (12 partners), EU-funded project that aims to provide tools to help understand children’s digital maturity.

More details in the official job announcement.

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