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Sensory Motor Neuroscience research

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Awaiting Funding Decision/Possible External Funding
    Awaiting Funding Decision/Possible External Funding

Project Description

The Sensory Motor Neuroscience (SyMoN) lab is located at the University of Birmingham, in the School of Psychology.
Grasping and lifting objects is a complex sensory motor task requiring coordination of grip forces normal to the grasp surfaces to stabilise the object in the hand and forces tangential to the grasp surfaces to lift the object off the support surface. The coordination is based on a combination of prediction (e.g. of the weight of the object - heavier requires more grip force) and reaction (e.g. the object is heavier than expected). The project will use motion tracking and force measurement to characterise coordination in lifting and handling objects.

Please direct enquiries to Prof Alan Wing

Funding Notes

There is currently no specific funding available for the project but self-funded students are welcome to apply.

From time to time there are also competitive studentship opportunities available to candidates working within the remit of, for example, ESRC, BBSRC.

Related Subjects

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

FTE Category A staff submitted: 40.80

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