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Graduate training opportunity in auditory perception

 The MAPLE (Music, Acoustics, Perception and LEarning) lab at McMaster
University has an opening for a new MSc/PhD student interested in
pursuing advanced study in the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience
& Behaviour (PNB).   We are planning several new projects exploring
the role of temporal structure/timbre on perceptual organization –
specifically the role of amplitude envelope:
http://maplelab.net/overview/amplitude-envelope/  These include
applications for improving auditory alarms in medical devices (i.e.,
human-computer interface design), basic issues of perception pertinent
to hearing aids, and evaluation of multi-sensory perception.

Successful students will need a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology,
Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or another
affiliated discipline.  Experience with computer programming and
statistical analyses will be viewed very favorably, but are not
required.  General information on the graduate program and links to
application instructions can be found at www.maplelab.net/grad;
specific questions beyond those addressed on this page should be
directed to Dr. Michael Schutz (schutz@xxxxxxxxxxx). Please include a
CV, unofficial transcript, brief writing sample, and indication of
citizenship/residency status (i.e. Canadian or non-Canadian) with your

The MAPLE Lab is affiliated with the renowned McMaster Institute for
Music and the Mind (MIMM), home to the internationally acclaimed LIVE
Lab – a new multi-million dollar concert hall/research facility built
to an NC10 standard, with a Meyer Sound Active Acoustic system capable
of simulating any conceivable auditory environment.

Preference will be given to those interested in Although students
enter our program at the MSc level, preference will be given to those
interested in continuing on to our PhD program (strong students are
“promoted” to the PhD track after a successful first year).

Mike Schutz

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Michael Schutz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Music Cognition/Percussion, McMaster University
Director, MAPLE (Music, Acoustics, Perception & LEarning) Lab: www.maplelab.net
Core Member, McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind

Contact Information:
-- Office: 424 Togo Salmon Hall
-- Lab: 422 Togo Salmon Hall
-- Web: www.michaelschutz.net
-- Email: schutz@xxxxxxxxxxx
-- Phone: 905.525.9140, ext 23159 (office); ext 27021
-- Mailing address: 1280 Main St. W. Hamilton Ontario L8S 4M2