Advanced data analysis of electrophysiological data

1 Research Project Grant position
(Deadline October 25th, 2019 12:00 )
Fields

Electroencephalography, Analysis of in Time and Frequency domain, Temporal Response Function, Sensory processing, Sensory deprivation

Activity
The candidate will finalize an experimental protocol, which comprise the presentation of auditory and visual stimuli. The population of interest will include sensory deprived individuals.
The candidate is supposed to collect EEG data of about 30 participants using the EGI system, which is available at the IMT School. Moreover, the candidate is supposed to prepare and share with the PI and with PhD students a data analysis pipeline aimed to comprise multivariate Temporal Response Function approach. Depending on the success of the recordings and analysis strategy, the data might be analyzed and results shared with the international community.
Profile
The candidate should possess:
  • Experience with the acquisition of Electroencephalogram (EEG) recording;
  • Experience with advanced analysis of EEG data sets. In particular, the candidate should be able to conduct analysis both in the time domain (as for instance Time Frequency profiles of oscillatory activity) and in the frequency domain (as for instance the analysis of Steady State responses). Moreover, the candidate should be able to conduct data analysis implying multivariate techniques (including encoding and decoding models and, in general, assessing Temporal Response Functions);
  • Experience with the topic of sensory deprivation and neural plasticity.
Project

"The role of cochlear implantation and bimodal bilingualism in early deafness: a window into the neurofunctional mechanisms of human language"

Formal requirements
  • Master Degree in Cognitive Neuroscience or other fields related to the topic of  research;
  • Excellent knowledge of English, both written and spoken.
Specific requirements
  • Skills related to language processing;
  • Previous experience with EEG acquisition and data analysis;
  • Experience with sensory deprived models and the field of neuroplasticity.
Duration

6 months

Gross amount

7671,64

Job Research Unit: 
MOMILAB
Job Contract Type: 
Borsa a progetto - Project fellowship

Application

Apply ONLINE only.

Guidelines for applying through the PICA platform (Italian | English).
Before filling in the application form, please read thoroughly the full call and collect all the files you may need:

Info

  • Personal info and contact info (compulsory);
  • University degree (compulsory).

Attachments

  • The scanned copy of a valid identity document (Passport or Identity Card - compulsory);
  • Your CV in English (compulsory).
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