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Tracking the attentional spotlight with high precision MEG (H/F)

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Date Limite Candidature : mercredi 28 juillet 2021

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General information

Reference : UMR5229-SULBEN-012
Workplace : BRON
Date of publication : Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Scientific Responsible name : Suliann Ben Hamed
Type of Contract : PhD Student contract / Thesis offer
Contract Period : 36 months
Start date of the thesis : 1 October 2021
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : 2 135,00 € gross monthly

Description of the thesis topic

The objective of the project is to set up an experiment aimed at achieving real-time access to the spatial attention of human participants by magnetoencephalography (MEG). Preliminary data have already been acquired in this direction and the approval of the ethics committee has already been obtained. The candidate will be responsible for: 1) adapting signal processing and machine learning decoding tools to pre-existing data, 2) setting up a new MEG research protocol and 3) acquiring and analyzing this new data. The candidate should have a background in neuroscience and / or computer science, and skills in advanced programming and teamwork.

Work Context

The laboratory is located near the neurological, cardiological and psychiatric hospitals of Lyon Est. It is internationally recognized for its studies in cognitive neuroscience. It hosts nearly a hundred researchers, permanent and non-permanent, French and foreign. The candidate will join one of the teams of this Institute, in direct hierarchical relation with the director of this team, Suliann Ben Hamed. The PhD will be co-supervised by Suliann Ben Hamed and Drs Mathilde Bonnefond and Jérémie Mattout, located at the Lyon Neuroscience Research Center (CRNL), located 5 minutes away.

Constraints and risks

N/A

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