PhD Position - Human spatial orientation
Research will aim to determine how precisely the nervous system can estimate motion and orientation based on visual, vestibular, and combined stimuli by measuring detection and discrimination performance using a virtual reality motion simulator consisting of a hexapod motion platform and attached visual display. Another aim will be to quantify the natural statistical properties of visual and vestibular stimulation in real world environments using a custom-made head-mounted device that records synchronized information about head motion, eye movements, and visual stimulation during everyday activities.The successful applicant will have a background or significant interest in neuroscience, neurology, sensory and cognitive function, psychophysics, engineering, physics, robotics, and/or medicine. Strong motivation and ability to work independently are required. Matlab and C programming skills and experience with eye tracking are desirable. Good personal skills are necessary for working with subjects.
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