Marie Curie Early Stage Research Position (ESR) – European ITN Program EBRAMUS

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Marie Curie Early Stage Research Position (ESR) – European ITN program EBRAMUS – Does music stimulation boost cognitive abilities in deaf children and/or Alzheimer patients?

Study Subject(s):Does music stimulation boost cognitive abilities in deaf children and/or Alzheimer patients?
Course Level:Research
Scholarship Provider: EBRAMUS
Scholarship can be taken at: Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, and Poland.

Eligibility:Master in cognitive neurosciences, with competence in brain imagery technics Or Master in computational sciences and ingeneery with a a good competence in cognitive neurosciences Or Master in cognitive psychology (neuro psychology) whith a competence in both neurosciences and computational sciences.

In addition, experience in music cognition, psychoacoustic, and signal processing are welcome. The candidate should also have skills to work with children and patients in a clinical environment. Speaking French would be a supplementary quality (even not formally requested) Good Competence in, matlab and statistics are strongly expected Competence in Eprime, and EEG lab are welcome.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: EU member countries

Scholarship Description: The goal of the project will be to further consolidate these findings by specifying how music stimulation may boost cognitive processes (memory, reasoning, language…), without training them explicitly. One critical issue will notably provide further evidence of brain plasticity induced in both groups of patients with the help of NIRS (Near infrared spectroscopy).method. NIRS is an imagery technics that offers numerous advantages for objectiving effect of music cognitive stimulation in Alzheimer and Deaf Children patients. This is a non invasive method, easy to use, and which does create any interference with cochlear implants.

How to Apply: Electronically

Scholarship Application Deadline: September 30, 2011

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