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  Social relationships and the evolution of complex cognition
  Research Group: Behavioural Ecology Research Group (BEEC)
  Dr C Wascher
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Behavioural Ecology Research Group https://aru.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/behavioural-ecology.
  Targeting the neural and behavioural dynamics of cognitive control
  Dr C Erb
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A PhD position in the area of cognitive neuroscience is available within the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
  Assessment of premorbid cognitive ability
  Research Group: Centre for Mind and Behaviour
  Prof P Bright, Dr I van der Linde
Applications accepted all year round

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Proposed supervisory team. Prof Peter Bright ([email protected] anglia.ac.uk), (Psychology),. Dr Ian van der Linde ([email protected] )(Computing & Information Science).
  Towards an understanding of perceptual-cognitive expertise in sport coaching (ref: SF20/SER/HENDRY)
  Dr D Hendry
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One of the hallmarks of expert sport coaches is their ability to recognize patterns of play, anticipate game action sequences and make the necessary adjustments to provide their team with an advantage.
  Cognitive Robotics and Human Robot Interaction
  Prof A Cangelosi
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Research on cognitive robotics focuses on the design of intelligent behaviour and sensorimotor and cognitive skills in robots, by taking inspiration from human cognition (psychology) and brain mechanisms (neuroscience).
  Optimising pharmacological treatment of non-cognitive symptoms in people with dementia
  Dr H Barry, Prof C Hughes
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Non-cognitive symptoms experienced by people with dementia may include agitation, aggression, distress, psychosis, anxiety and depression.
  Mechanisms of fever-induced epilepsy and related cognitive impairment
  Dr G Brennan, Prof D Henshall
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Temporal-lobe epilepsy is a common chronic neurological disorder characterized by spontaneous recurrent seizures. Fever-induced seizures (febrile seizures) are the most common type of seizure in young children and are generally harmless.
  Perceptual-cognitive expertise in dynamic, time-constrained tasks
  Dr J North, Dr A Roca, Dr C Murphy
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Title. Perceptual-cognitive expertise in dynamic, time-constrained tasks. Based in. Research Centre for Applied Performance Science, Faculty of Sport, Health, and Applied Science, St Mary’s University, Twickenham, London.
  Machine Learning and Cognitive Modelling Applied to Video Games
  Dr K Chen
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Video games have been viewed as an ideal test bed for the study of AI. However, most of the academic work in this area focused on traditional board and card games where limited AI techniques have been tested.
  Epigenetic mechanisms of behavioural, placental and cognitive impairment in a neurodevelopmental model for schizophrenia
  Dr R Hager, Prof J Neill, Dr J Glazier
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A fundamental question in disease research is how stressors experienced during critical developmental periods influence the genesis or ‘programming’ of adult disease (Estes & McAllister 2016).
  Evaluating motor and cognitive function through gaze-control technology
  Dr D Souto
Application Deadline: 7 June 2020

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Gaze-control technology has proved invaluable in assisting people with neurodegenerative conditions, such as Motor Neuron Disease (MND) or Cerebral Palsy (CP), at times dramatically improving their quality of life by extending their ability to communicate independently.
  Psychological intervention, cognitive training, functional rehabilitation and well-being in clinical populations with brain degeneration
  Dr A Ho
Applications accepted all year round

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The concept of human well-being is a fundamental aspect of our existence and is often particularly vulnerable upon diagnosis and/or progression of long-term neurological conditions for which there is no cure, such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s disease.
  Glutamatergic pharmacology and receptor modifications underlying cognitive function in a rodent model of schizophrenia
  Research Group: Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
  Dr K Pors, Dr S McLean, Dr S Kantamneni
Applications accepted all year round

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Cognitive deficits are recognised as being a core symptom of psychiatric disorders including schizophrenia.
  PhD in psychiatric genomics: The relationship between genomic variation, cognitive and behavioral dimensions as well as risk for psychiatric conditions
  Dr S Jacquemont
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The laboratory of Sébastien Jacquemont is mapping the relationship between rare genomic variants, cognition, behavior, and risk for neuropsychiatric conditions.
  Exploring the benefits of flavonoids for cognitive function in type 2 diabetes
  Dr D Lamport
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Evidence suggests that flavonoids have the potential to improve cognitive function and various metabolic measures of health such as cardivoascular outcomes and insulin sensitvity.
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