Two newly created positions, one in vision and one in audition, are available in the lab of Dale Purves, which has now moved to the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore.
Research in the laboratory concerns visual and auditory perception and the neurobiological underpinnings of perceptual phenomena. Ongoing investigations in vision include understanding the perception of brightness, color, orientation, motion, and depth; the interest in audition concerns understanding the tonal relationships in music arising from the similarity of musical dyads and voiced speech spectra. The unifying theme of these projects is the hypothesis that visual and auditory percepts are generated according to a wholly empirical strategy that represents in perception the empirical significance of sensory stimuli rather than their physical properties. These issues are being explored by psychophysics, analyses of natural image and sound databases, and the emerging properties of virtual organisms evolving in defined environments. See purveslab.net for details.
Applicants should have a PhD in neuroscience, psychology, computer science or a related discipline. Applications must include a CV with the names and contact information of three references, preferably sent by email to [email protected]. Applications by regular mail to should be addressed to Dale Purves, M.D., Director, Neuroscience and Behavioral Disorders Program, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, 8 College Road, Singapore 169857