Prospective PhD students who are interested to work with me may want to check out the studentships offered by the School of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of St Andrews in open competition.
The deadline of application is normally in january/february with start in september.
Details of the application procedure in the previous round of application can be found here
If interested please email me your CV and a short paragraph that outlines a potential research project.
I would be happy to train the student to use transcranial magnetic stimulation and functional magnetic resonance imaging in healthy and patient populations to investigate how sensorimotor signals contribute to spatial cognition. The oculomotor command and the re-afferent input for the eye muscles are fundamental building blocks in the neural representations that support movement, attention or object recognition. The goal of my research is to understand how the brain represents space and how a breakdown in these representations in neurological patients can lead to disabilities such as optic ataxia, spatial neglect or simultanagnosia.
St Andrews has a strong vision group using a variety of techniques (including psychophysics, eye movements, EEG, fMRI, TMS, neuropsychology) to study the human visual system. Ours is a highly multidisciplinary group with members trained in biology, neuroscience, medicine, psychology, maths, physics and engineering. We welcome potential students from these and related disciplines.