[Apologies for cross posting]
Two PhD student positions are available at the Systems Neuroscience of Auditory Perception Lab at Purdue University.
We study the physiological mechanisms that support perception in complex multi-source environments (e.g., listening in crowded restaurants). Our approach combines non-invasive physiological measurement techniques (EEG, MRI, otoacoustic emissions) with behavioral listening experiments, and computational modeling. A notable capability of the lab is the ability to non-invasively measure, and to model physiological responses at different levels of the auditory pathway from the cochlea to the cortex. Current projects include studies of the effects of overexposure to loud sounds, and the effects of early aging on the auditory system, and in turn on perception in challenging environments.
Please visit https://engineering.purdue.edu/SNAPLab for more information. Purdue University provides a vibrant intellectual environment with a large community of hearing researchers, clinicians, neuroscientists, and biomedical engineers.
Applications can be submitted through the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, or the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences as described here.
Informal enquiries about the positions can be directed to Hari Bharadwaj (hbharadwaj@xxxxxxxxxx). Preference will be given to applications received by December 15, 2016.