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Psychology (clinical neuroscience) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  The relationship between social cognition, bodily movement and functions of the neurobiological basis for social alignment
  Dr H Gvirts
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a fully-funded Ph.D. to begin in October 2019. The candidate will work with Dr. Hila Z. Gvirts on the relationship between social cognition, bodily movement and functions of the neurobiological basis for social alignment.
  University of Sussex, School of Psychology – Doctoral Research Scholarships

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The School of Psychology is offering up to 6 Doctoral Research Scholarships for entry in September 2020. Successful applicants will be awarded a stipend for 3.25 years (tied to the UKRI studentship rates, currently £15,009 p.a.).
  Binocular integration of light in amblyopia and autism
  Dr D Baker, Dr A Bruno
Application Deadline: 13 January 2020

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Position Details. Applications are invited to apply for one Department of Psychology, University of York funded PhD studentship under the supervision of Dr Daniel Baker and Dr Aurelio Bruno.
  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.
  Fluency and Context in Recognition Memory
  Dr J Taylor, Dr A Kafkas
Applications accepted all year round

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This project relates to a sort of ‘memory illusion’. On a recognition memory test, increasing the perceptual fluency of a test cue increases the likelihood that the word will be endorsed as ‘familiar’, even if it hasn’t been seen in the study phase (and therefore should have been called ‘new’).
  The neural dynamics of egocentric action observation
  Dr S Quadflieg
Application Deadline: 11 December 2019

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The studentship builds on the fact that humans are incredibly skilled at inferring the intentions that guide other people’s actions.
  The cognitive Neuroscience of Attention and Working Memory, and Causal Functional Connectivity.
  Dr E Feredoes
Applications accepted all year round

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Our lab uses cutting-edge combinations of neuroimaging and analytic techniques to investigate aspects of human cognition. Specifically, we’re interested in the following.
  How our emotion affects cognition: From neuroscience, lifespan and psychendocrinological perspectives
  Dr M Sakaki
Applications accepted all year round

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There is no doubt that emotion and stress affect human cognitive processing, such as memory, attention and decision making. However, the exact effects of emotion on cognition are still unclear as emotion sometimes enhances cognitive processing but sometimes impairs cognitive processing.
  Basic and Applied Motivation science - the function and nature of human motivation
  Dr K Murayama
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a PhD student position on motivation science, a new emerging interdisciplinary area that examines the nature of human motivation.
  The Effects of Prior Conditioning on Susceptibility to Noise Damage in Young People
  Prof C Plack, Dr G Prendergast
Applications accepted all year round

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There is increasing concern that young people are damaging their hearing through recreational activities such as attendance at live music events and use of personal listening devices.
  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.
  Enhancing Neuroimaging Genetics through Meta-analysis (ENIGMA): Antisocial Behaviour working group
  Dr S De Brito, Dr P Tino
Application Deadline: 12 January 2020

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ENIGMA is an international collaborative effort that brings together over 1400 researchers across 43 countries to better understand brain structure, function, health and disease, based on meta-/mega-analyses of brain imaging and genetic data (http://enigma.ini.usc.edu).
  Supporting Behaviour Change - using research in cognitive and social psychology that has identfied strategies that improve the transition from an individual’s intentions and their actual behaviours
  Prof J Ellis
Applications accepted all year round

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There are many areas of human activity where it is important to bring about a change in behaviour e.g., eating a healthier diet, taking more exercise.
  Anxiety and motivation in Autism – are social behavioural features driven by social anxiety rather than by a reduced reward response to social stimuli?
  Prof B Chakrabarti
Applications accepted all year round

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Social behavioural difficulties are commonly reported by individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC). One of the leading theories suggests that these difficulties are brought about by a reduced reward response to social stimuli, i.e.
  Music and language processing in autism and amusia
  Dr F Liu
Applications accepted all year round

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Music and language are fundamental traits of human existence. They both rely on complex sound sequences to convey meaning. It has been hotly debated whether the two are processed through distinct cognitive modules or using shared mechanisms.
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