Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (15/04/2014 02.47)

Visuomotor awareness and prismatic adaptation

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The aim of the research will be exploring how motor awareness/intention and subjects’ motivation in performing a specific visuomotor experimental task can modulate learning abilities and, in general, the plasticity of the central nervous system. The study will initially involve healthy volunteers, but, in a later stage, it will include the participation of patients showing left neglect (i.e. a representational deficit of the left side of the patient’s egocentric space, following a damage of the right hemisphere; Halligan, Marshall 1991). The experiment will employ neuropsychological and electrophysiological measures of behaviour to investigate the effect of motor awareness/intention on prismatic adaptation (PA; Rossetti et al. 1998). More specifically, it will be investigated whether motor awareness/intention and motivation to perform different visuomotor tasks modulate the amount of observed PA.

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Eligibility criteria

The call (n. rep. 859), the requirements and how to apply are available at the following address:

Selection process

qualifications and interview (in Turin) - Dates and venues of the interviews are published on the website of the University of Turin at the official notice board ( by the date of the deadline

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 StageEarly stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
Research ProfilesNot defined
Employment contract with full social securityyes
Total amount per fellowship per year19367
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceyes
Covers research costsyes
Maximum duration of fellowship12
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Funding organisation / Contacts
Universita' degli Studi di Torino

Public research
Turin - Italy