Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (14/02/2013 02.22)

The metamodal nature of ‘unisensory’ cortices: Crossmodal Perception and Plasticity

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The overall goal of the research project mainly focus on two main aspects of our "multisensory" nature: (1) multisensory integration (in neurotypical and neurological conditions); (2) crossmodal plasticity in sensory-deprived individuals (blind or deaf).

The first objective will be to run fMRI experiments on crossmodal plasticity in deaf and/or blind individuals. A second objective will be to participate in ongoing project investigating the multisensory nature of ‘unisensory’ regions (e.g FFA, MT+/V5). Apart from conceptualizing and implementing the experiment, the candidate is expected to perform state-of-the-art analysis of fMRI dataset, including machine learning analysis and functional/effective connectivity (eg. DCM). At tight collaboration with the rest of the team is mandatory. Depending of the results obtained, the fellow is also expected to publish the results obtained in peer-reviewed scientific journals

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Research Fields

Neurosciences - Other

Eligibility criteria

a)a Ph.D. in psychology, cognitive neuroscience or related discipline is requested;also admitted to the selection are candidates who declare to have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. and to obtain the PhD title prior to signing the contract; candidates must provide official University confirmation of having met such requirements

b) scientific curriculum suitable to conduct the research activity described in article 1, for example specific expertise (documented by the publication of at least one article for peer-reviewed scientific journal) in cognitive neuroscience

c)international experience in research and in fMRI data analysis in order to independently carry out the activity described in article 1, especially with Matlab toolbox like SPM

d)motivation, excellent communication skills, interest in working in a multi-disciplinary team and by developing new collaborations with Italian institutions for deaf and/or blind individuals

e)an advanced level of competence in English

Selection process

The selection procedure will consist in verifying each candidate’s previous education, experience and approach to research, and in making a comparative assessment of all candidates’ research profiles, scientific/professional curricula and qualifications.

Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
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Fellowship's Details
Career StageExperienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)
Research ProfilesNot defined
Maximum duration of fellowship36
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Funding organisation / Contacts
Università degli Studi di Trento

Public research
Trento - Italy
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