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  Swimming Markup Language
  Dr C Bartneck, Dr C. Petersen
Application Deadline: 1 March 2020

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Swimming is one of the healthiest workouts and tracking one’s progress is a great motivator. However, sharing swim workout sets and viewing these on today’s wide range of available displays remains difficult.
  Sonification for Phishing Awareness (Application Ref: SF19/EE/CIS/NICHOLSON)
  Dr J Nicholson, Dr P Vickers
Applications accepted all year round

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Phishing is a highly prevalent form of social engineering where an attacker steals sensitive information by sending fraudulent emails that purport to be from a trustworthy source.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Creating Our Lives in Data (Horizon CDT)

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13 fully funded four year PhD studentships available to start in September 2020. Opportunities for graduates from a wide range of disciplines including computer science, engineering, mathematics, human factors, psychology, sociology, business, geography, social science and the arts.
  Mapping subicular mnemonic circuitry
  Research Group: Cognitive Neuroscience
  Dr J O'Neill
Application Deadline: 20 March 2020

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The formation of memory for places and events represents a systems level process that engages multiple brain regions, coordinated by the hippocampus and subiculum.
  Measuring the Impact of Visual Impairment on Face Perception: A Combined Behavioural and Haemodynamic Approach
  Dr A Logan, Dr U Shahani, Dr L Cameron
Applications accepted all year round

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Ref. SHLS20025. Faces contain a wealth of information. a brief glimpse is typically sufficient to recognise a familiar face or interpret a facial expression.
  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.
  UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Accountable, Responsible and Transparent AI (ART-AI)

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At least 10 fully-funded PhD studentships available in Accountable, Responsible and Transparent AI at the University of Bath.  .
  Computerised assessment of visuo-spatial neglect following stroke
  Dr D Punt
Applications accepted all year round

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Following a stroke, it is common for people to have problems with spatial awareness (also referred to as ’visuo-spatial neglect’, or just ‘neglect’).
  Optimised acquisition and coding for future immersive formats based on deep scene analysis
  Prof D Bull, Prof I Gilchrist
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. The University of Bristol, through Bristol Vision Institute (BVI), is a world leader in vision science and vision engineering.
  University of Bristol / EPSRC/BBC R&D iCASE award: AI methods to optimise future immersive video formats
  Prof D Bull, Prof I Gilchrist
Application Deadline: 1 September 2020

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Background. The University of Bristol, through Bristol Vision Institute (BVI), is a world leader in vision science and vision engineering.
  Improving Face Matching Accuracy Using Human Machine Teams
  Prof F Pollick
Application Deadline: 3 April 2020

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The aim of this project is to explore how human operators making face matching decisions can be optimally assisted by state of the art face matching algorithms, ultimately helping people to make quicker, more effective and more accurate decisions.
  PhD: Can we reverse functional brain alterations during reward processing in cannabis users? A pseudorandomised active placebo controlled fMRI study
  Prof N Solowij
Applications accepted all year round

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We are looking for high quality candidates for a PhD position to work with us at School of Behavioral and Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences in Melbourne, Australia at the Australian Catholic University (ACU).
  Research opportunities in the Department of Psychology

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Our Department of Psychology is among the world's top psychology departments*, excelling in both teaching and research. We offer two research degree programmes.
  Investigating the value of using emotionally intelligent artificial conversational agents to carry out assessments in higher education or healthcare.
  Dr A Money, Dr T Koulouri
Applications accepted all year round

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Artificial conversational agents, can be embodied (physical robots or digital avatars on a screen) or not embodied (chat-bots or digital assistants).
  Game (not) Over! Associative Learning Experiments in Video Games
  Research Group: Cognitive Psychology
  Dr M Johansen
Application Deadline: 20 March 2020

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Video games are an ever-increasing part of daily life predominantly because playing them is fun, intrinsically enjoyable. As such assessing in-game behaviour is becoming more relevant to psychology because an increasing proportion of human behaviour is happening in virtual environments, particularly games.
  Biological Pathways Linking Early-Life-Stress to Comorbid Mental and Physical Health Problems
  Dr E Walton, Dr G Fairchild, Prof A Ward
Application Deadline: 25 February 2020

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The University of Bath (Department of Psychology) is pleased to offer a PhD studentship project starting in Spring 2020, supervised by Dr Esther Walton, Dr Graeme Fairchild, and Professor Andrew Ward (University of Bath).
  Empowering consumers in threatening market contexts
  Research Group: Applied, Social and Health Psychology Research Group
  Dr M Zawisza, Dr D McDermott
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Applied, Social and Health Psychology Research Group - http://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-technology/research/our-research-institutes-and-groups/applied-social-and-health-psychology.
  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.
  The role of shadows in 3D vision: a computational approach
  Dr A J Schofield
Applications accepted all year round

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Humans generally ignore shadows. We are largely insensitive to them when identifying objects, and we don’t try to pick them up or walk around them.
  Using Classification Images to Unlock Expertise in Judgements of 3D Aerial Geography.
  Dr A J Schofield, Dr T Meese
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Applications are invited from ambitious, self-motivated candidates with an interest in studying human visual perception in relation to the identification of geographic features in 3D Aerial images.
  Baby-beats: Cardiac Interoception in Infancy
  Dr L Maister
Application Deadline: 1 March 2020

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Interoception, the sensitivity to visceral sensations, plays an important role in homeostasis and guiding motivated behaviour in adults.
  Self-Portraits: Visualising the Bodily Self-Representation
  Dr L Maister
Application Deadline: 1 March 2020

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For many centuries, humanity has had a deep fascination with the way in which people depict themselves, as evidenced by the long-running practice of creating self-portraits.
  Supporting the impact of dementia in rural Wales
  Dr R Sharp
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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Project. The studentship is part of an ESRC-NIHR programme of research (‘The Rare Dementia Support Impact project’), a collaboration between Bangor University, University College London (project lead) and Nipissing University, Canada.
  The effect of different activities on subsequent task performance
  Dr A Szameitat
Applications accepted all year round

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In our everyday life we may have made the experience that different activities have different effects on how we ’feel’ and ’think’.
  Exploring the effects of multi-sensory environments on autistic children
  Research Group: Developmental Science
  Dr C Jones, Dr G Powell
Application Deadline: 20 March 2020

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This project offers a unique opportunity to investigate the use of multi-sensory environments (MSEs; also called Snoezelen® or sensory rooms) by autistic children.
  Psychological issues in congenital skin disorders
  Research Group: Health and Mental Health
  Dr W Davies, Dr T Humby
Application Deadline: 20 March 2020

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Many skin disorders are associated with psychological issues, which may arise from either stigma associated with the skin condition and/or from loss of function of the underlying genes which act in both the skin and the brain; additionally, these disorders may be associated with medical comorbidities which could have effects on quality of life.
  Regulatory RAS activity in WT mice and a knock-in mouse model of Alzheimer’s pathology
  Research Group: Behavioural Neuroscience
  Prof M Good
Application Deadline: 20 March 2020

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Recent evidence from our laboratory Evans et al., (2020; Acta Neuropathologica) indicates that promoting the activity of the brain’s regulatory renin angiotensin system (via boosting ACE2 activity) both protects against the development of and reverses established cognitive deficits and reduces amyloid pathology in mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease.
  The role of the circadian rhythms and nutritional intake on medical decision making
  Dr J Lunn, Dr R Isba
Application Deadline: 2 March 2020

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Introduction. Humans have a circadian pacemaker in the brain that regulates physiological and behavioural functions over 24 hour periods.
  Automated assessment and feedback in mathematics
  Dr I Jones
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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This project will involve a research student investigating how to improve the assessment and feedback offered by the STACK online assessment system.
  Energy Resilience and the Built Environment (ERBE CDT) Loughborough and UCL (UK) and MaREI (IRL)

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The EPSRC CDT in Energy Resilience and the Built Environment (ERBE) brings together established energy research centres at Loughborough University (LU) and University College London (UCL) with the MaREI Research Centre (Ireland).
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