vendredi 25 mai 2018

PhD / Postdoctoral fellowship on depth perception using behavioural / neuroimaging (fMRI) measurements in human and non-human primate

Centre de Recherche Cerveau et Cognition, Toulouse, France

Starting date: September – December 2018

A PhD / postdoctoral (depending on the experiment of the applicant) research position is available to work with Benoit Cottereau in the ECO-3D team of the CerCo laboratory (Toulouse). The aim of the project is to investigate how 3D properties within natural scenes influence visual processing and depth perception in primate. The project will include behavioural (psychophysics) and neuroimaging (fMRI) recordings in both human and macaque (see Cottereau et al., Cerebral Cortex 2017 for an example of fMRI study in non-human primate) so as to determine the homologies but also the differences between the neural mechanisms involved in the two species.

The city of Toulouse is an attractive city with high quality of life located in the south west of France (close to the Pyrenees, the Mediterranean sea and the Spanish border).

The position is for 36 months for a PhD student and 18 months (with potential for a renewal) for a post-doctoral student with standard French salaries. The starting date should be between September 1st and the end of 2018. Applications should be sent tobenoit.cottereau@cnrs.frincluding a CV and 2 names of references.


- Cottereau, B. R., Smith, A. T., Rima, S., et al. (2017). Processing of egomotion-consistent optic flow in the rhesus macaque cortex. Cerebral Cortex, 27(1), 330-343.