Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (29/03/2014 02.47)

Perceptual awareness in the reorganizing brain

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The aim of the research project is to study the neural mechanisms, either cortical or subcortical, underlying the possible shift from inconscious to conscious vision in patients with hemianopia as a result of damage to the central visual pathways and visual cortical areas. We will focus on the possible contribution of the Superior Colliculus and of the extrastriate and striate cortical visual areas of either the intact or the lesioned cerebral hemisphere to the presence of "blindsight" or to the recovery of conscious visual function. We will use behavioural tests specifically tailored to assess the presence of inconscious vision in the blind hemifield (blindsight) together with Event-Related Potential (ERP) recordings and Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)scannings to ascertain the neural mechanisms subserving recovery of conscious visual function.

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Research Fields

Psychological sciences - Psychology

Selection process

The competition will be carried out by an evaluation of titles and examination by means of an interview.

Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
Annual budget28800
International mobility required ?no
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 StageEarly stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
Research ProfilesNot defined
Employment contract with full social securityyes
Total amount per fellowship per year22660
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceno
Covers research costsno
Maximum duration of fellowship12
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Funding organisation / Contacts
Università degli Studi di Verona

Verona - Italy
+ 39 (0) 45 8028204