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  Sensory regulation of dopaminergic neurons
  Dr P Overton
Applications accepted all year round
The neurotransmitter dopamine is implicated in a wide range of brain processes and dysfunction of the dopamine systems leads to severe neurological and psychiatric problems.
  The interaction of performance and learning in action selection
  Dr M Humphries
Applications accepted all year round
Reinforcement learning models of behaviour separate the learning and performance of actions. In these models, appropriate actions are learnt by prediction error feedback from their consequences.
  PhD in Psychological Medicine & Clinical Neurosciences - Analysing the mechanisms underlying dystonia pathogenesis through characterisation of a Drosophila melanogaster model of Myoclonus Dystonia
  Dr K Peall, Dr O Peters
Application Deadline: 27 February 2019
ackground. Dystonia is one of the most common movement disorders, affecting ~1% of the population worldwide. Well recognised forms include writer’s cramp, although more severe forms are frequently observed.
  Influence of melanopsin-containing ganglion cell photoreceptors on the physiology of the mammalian retina
  Dr M Cameron
Application Deadline: 8 February 2019
The neural network of the mammalian retina is one of the most studied within the central nervous system. However, surprises are still common, with a third type of photoreceptor discovered in recent years.
  Understanding the neurobiology of schizophrenia
  Prof K Fone
Applications accepted all year round
Schizophrenia is a very common psychiatric disorder for which we do not know the underlying causes or have adequate treatments for the symptoms.
  The influence of Apolipoprotein E genotypes on pathways of neurotransmission measured in vivo. Implications for dementia research
  Dr M De Marco, Prof A Venneri
Application Deadline: 23 January 2019
Monoaminergic midbrain nuclei are currently emerging as major players in the definition of the pathological changes of early Alzheimer’s disease (AD) stages.
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