First Cuba-China-Canada Human Brain Mapping and Neuroinformatics Meeting (CCC)

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The Cuban Center of Neuroscience held the first Cuba-China-Canada Human Brain Mapping and Neuroinformatics Meeting (CCC) on February 13th and 14th. The aim of this event was to consolidate colaborations among the three countries allies in the first scientific and medical study line of the brain. Also, it was made an announcement of the Project CCC that will be launched by the science funding agencies of the three countries. The meeting had the presence of Maryse Lassonde, director of the Quebec Research Fund and president of the Canada Real Academy; Xiuping Liu, director of the Latin American region at the Chinese National Foundation of Science. During the meeting some agreements previously signed between several Cuban, Canadian and Chinese institutions were manifested and there were some technical discussions around brain mapping topics and its applications.

The Chinese delegation was integrated by Xiuping Liu, Dezhog Yao, Pedro Valdés Sosa and María L. Bringas Vega.

The Canadian delegation was integrated by Maryse Lassonde, Alan Evans, Yasser Iturria-Medina, Simon Duchesne and Anne Gallagher.

The Cuban delegation was integrated by Mitchell Valdés Sosa, Evelio Gozalez Dalmau, Lidica Galan Garcia, Iris Rodriguez Gil, Eduardo Aubert Vazquez, Eduardo Martinez Montes, Jorge Iglesias Fuster, Maria Antonieta Bobes and Vivian Reigosa Crespo.

PhD Position in Attention and Object Perception @ Cardiff University (UK)

Applicants are invited for a fully funded PhD studentship at the School of Psychology (Cardiff University) and the Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre, jointly supervised by Prof. Bill Macken and Dr Christoph Teufel. The studentships will commence in October 2017.

The object-oriented nature of perception is a fundamental aspect of its adaptive function. Recent research from the supervisors’ laboratories has shown how formation of perceptual objects leads to enhanced processing of ‘lower’ level information as a function of object structure, including enhanced contrast processing at object boundaries and privileged processing of information within an object independent of spatial scale. The PhD project will involve further investigation of how processes of perceptual object formation affects processing of information within the visual scene. The project will employ methods from experimental psychology, psychophysics, and eye tracking.

For details and information on how to apply, please contact macken@cardiff.ac.uk or teufelc@cardiff.ac.uk
Application deadline: 28 February 2017.

Simon Fraser University’s School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT) graduate program

Simon Fraser University’s School of Interactive Arts and Technology invites candidates to apply to our graduate program. 

The School of Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT) is an internationally recognized interdisciplinary school with a focus on technology and the human experience. SIAT MSc., MA, and Ph.D. students develop and apply innovative multi-disciplinary research methods to explore the broader implications of advanced information and media technologies.

Students admitted to our graduate program can expect to receive funding for multiple years in the form of scholarships and or research and teaching assistantships.

 

Apply now: http://www.sfu.ca/siat/grad/admissions.html
Application Deadline: March 14, 2017; note: Application fee waived for 7 countries affected by U.S. travel ban
Learn more: http://www.sfu.ca/siat/grad/welcome.html