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cognitive neuroscience PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Investigating the attentional consequences of the uncanny valley
  Dr E Poliakoff, Dr E Gowen, Dr C Capek
Applications accepted all year round

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The “uncanny valley” was hypothesed by roboticist Mori in 1970, whereby people would like robots of increasingly human-likeness until they were close to, but not fully human.
  When more yields less: Understanding therapeutic gains according to lesion profile in chronic stroke aphasia.
  Dr A Woollams, Dr L Cloutman
Applications accepted all year round

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Aphasia is a common consequence of stoke ultimately affecting one in five cases, with the most common residual difficulty being word finding difficulties, or anomia.
  EASTBIO Influence of systemic inflammation on neurodegeneration during CNS prion disease
  Prof N A Mabbott, Dr A Diack
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies / The Roslin Institute. We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Ph.D. student with an appropriate immunology or neuroscience degree to study the influence of systemic inflammation on glial cell responses and the development of neuropathology during CNS prion disease.
  EASTBIO: Investigation of cortical population codes for long-term memory
  Dr G Surmeli, Dr M H Henning
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Deanery of Biomedical Sciences. Memories are thought to be stored as traces distributed across the brain. How these memory traces.
  Simons Initiative for the Developing Brain (SIDB) PhD Studentships 2020

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Applications are invited for 3.5 year full-time fully funded PhD studentships spanning basic and translational brain sciences in the biological mechanisms underlying autism.
  Neuromuscular electric stimulation and social cognition
  Dr S Korb
Application Deadline: 8 December 2020

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Our Department of Psychology at the University of Essex has a new opportunity available for a PhD student to join us on our project entitled ‘Neuromuscular electric stimulation and social cognition’.
  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: The in situ 3D molecular structure of Alzheimer’s disease-associated pathology by cryo-electron microscopy
  Dr R Frank, Prof S E Radford, Dr E W Hewitt
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Synapses are the microprocessors of the mind that encode and store memories. In Alzheimer’s disease (AD), synapses are damaged by the constituents of abnormal beta-amyloid plaques that accumulate in the brain.
  Targeting inflammation to prevent brain swelling following paediatric head injury
  Dr F Corrigan
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited to undertake a PhD/Higher Degree by Research (HDR) to investigate how the inflammatory response to a traumatic brain injury differs in the paediatric population compared to adults.
  Individual differences in emotion regulation
  Dr C Van Reekum
Applications accepted all year round

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Individuals vary greatly in how well they can regulate their emotions, and difficulties in emotion regulation have been linked to disorders such as depression.
  Oral vitamin D spray as a novel treatment for 22q11 deletion syndrome
  Dr A McNeill, Dr C Mazzà
Applications accepted all year round

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22q11 deletion syndrome is the most common genetic disorder, affecting about 1/2500 people (as common as cystic fibrosis). It is due to a small missing piece of chromosome 22 on the long arm (q) at position 11.
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