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Can we identify neural signatures of dementia early on?

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  • Full or part time
    Dr Magdalena Ietswaart
    Dr Dimitrios Kourtis
    Dr Paul Dudchenko
    Dr Angus Hunter
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Project Description

There is much progress to be made in the early diagnosis of dementia. Dementia is a global challenge (e.g. a relatively high percentage of HIV infected individuals get the disease) and creative application of the knowledge and understanding from Cognitive Neuroscience may help to develop early diagnosis for example. How motor processes and perception map onto the development of dementia is relatively unexplored. At Stirling we have pioneered new approaches to identifying the neural signature of behaviour and cognitive processes while people walk around and interact with the real world. This PhD project is for a candidate who enjoys tackling new neuroscience insight in its full complexity and who relishes the technical challenges to do with monitoring neural processes in the real world using a range of brain technologies in new and innovative ways.

The studentship will have an anticipated registration date of 1 February 2018.

Informal enquiries to Magdalena Ietswaart, [Email Address Removed] or Linda Cullen ([Email Address Removed] Tel: +44 (0) 1786 466854. You may also look at our websites www.MobileCognition.org and www.StirlingBrains.org.

Please apply via the online application, selecting ‘Research Degree in Psychology’:
http://www.stir.ac.uk/postgraduate/how-to-apply/
with the following information: (i) Your academic CV with contact details for two academic referees. (ii) One A4 page covering letter outlining your suitability, why you are interested in pursuing a PhD in this area, and any other information relevant to the application. (iii) Copies of your academic transcripts.

Once you have started the application process, please email [Email Address Removed] to ask to be exempted from the ‘find-a-supervisor’ process.

Funding Notes

The studentships are available for three-years, and include a tax-free stipend of approximately £14,553 p.a. Tuition fees will be met by the University at the home/EU rate. Subject to satisfactory progress review at the end of the first year, the studentship will be renewed for a second year and thereafter for a third year.

How good is research at University of Stirling in Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 14.00

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