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  Mechanisms of Multisensory Perception

   Psychology Department

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  Prof Stephanie Badde  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

Our research addresses the mechanisms that allow the brain to turn the noisy and ambiguous information it receives from the sensory organs into the vivid perception of the world and ourselves we consciously experience. We are especially interested in the perception of touch and the body, interactions between the senses in temporal perception, the role of priors and causal inference in multisensory perception, the interplay between perception and action across modalities as well as the plasticity of these mechanisms.

To answer our research questions, we combine psychophysics with mathematical and computational modeling. Additionally, we use eye- and posture tracking, neuroscientific methods, and machine learning approaches.

Tufts is a small, selective research university in the north of Boston, USA. PhD students in the lab are encouraged to apply for the cognitive science PhD program, which bridges psychology and computer sciences. Currently we are seeking applicants who will start in September 2022.


Candidates should have a strong interest in perception with the different senses. They should have experience in experimental or computational research and enjoy acquiring new skills. Candidates should hold a degree in Cognitive Science, Psychology or other relevant fields (e.g., Computer Science or Neuroscience) or are on track to obtain the degree by September 2022.


Step 1: Email Prof. Badde ([Email Address Removed]) to send a copy of your CV and discuss your potential application.

Step 2: After discussion with Prof. Badde, formal applications can be made via the program's application system.

Computer Science (8) Psychology (31)

Funding Notes

Funding involves teaching requirements
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