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We have 20 Neuroscience / Neurology PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in St Andrews

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We have 20 Neuroscience / Neurology PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in St Andrews

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Determining the neural architecture of vocal learning in bats to shed light on human speech and language

  Research Group: Centre for Biological Diversity
In speech acquisition, humans must employ vocal learning, making this a key trait for the understanding of the biology and evolution of speech and language. Read more

Tripartite Synapses – a Weak Link in MND?

Neurons transmit information via trillions of synapses found throughout the nervous system. Some synapses receive contacts from non-neuronal cells, called astrocytes, which ‘listen in’ on neuronal communication and signal back to modulate neural activity. Read more

*Eastbio*: Decoding the genetics of cognitive functions

How did human cognitive abilities evolve? What are the genes involved in cognition? Are different cognitive functions, such as language and mathematical abilities, controlled by the same mechanisms? Answering these questions is very challenging, but unprecedented resources have allowed initial and highly promising discoveries in this field. Read more

EASTBIO Memory for 'warning' patterns: a link to specific neural excitation

Many animals exhibit ‘warning signals’, patterns that include high contrast, spots or stripes and vivid colours. Although this makes them easier to see, the patterns are thought to have evolved to deter predators, who recognise the patterns as being exhibited by animals who are unpalatable or poisonous. Read more

EASTBIO Prenatal influences on brain health and function

The prenatal environment has a profound effect on the development of the brain. Maternal stress levels, nutrition, and inflammation all can cause changes in the foetal brain, affecting the proliferation, migration, and wiring of neurons. Read more

EASTBIO Tackling the functional role of multisensory interactions in behavioural benefits: A combined EEG and computational modelling approach

The availability of multiple senses is highly beneficial to control behaviour. Different senses not only increase the spectrum of perceivable signals but also provide redundant signals that, by combination, enable better estimates of external events and/or faster achievements of subjective goals. Read more

EASTBIO How does a mammalian cell physically organise the complex processes of gene expression and regulation?

  Research Group: Biomedical Sciences Research Centre
BACKGROUND. Accurate gene expression and regulation in mammalian cells is a hugely complex process, essential for cellular and organismal homeostasis. Read more

Genetic manipulations in bats: using transgenic bats to understand vocal learning and language

  Research Group: Centre for Biological Diversity
In speech acquisition, humans must employ vocal learning, making this a key trait for the understanding of the biology and evolution of speech and language. Read more

Genes for new species; the genetics of sexual isolation in Drosophila

  Research Group: Centre for Biological Diversity
Genetic changes associated with the origin of species are relatively poorly understood, especially at the molecular level. Key changes in speciation involve sexual isolation; changes in processes that lead to successful fertilisation of gametes. Read more

Local adaptation: performance and behaviour

  Research Group: Centre for Biological Diversity
The student undertaking this PhD project will design studies to take advantage of field and experimental data in a lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) system at the IISD-ELA (Experimental Lakes Area), to study local adaptation. . Read more

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