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Thesis (M/W): Cortical interaction during comparison of sensory and cognitive information

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General information

Reference : UMR7289-GUIIBO-001
Workplace : MARSEILLE 05
Date of publication : Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Scientific Responsible name : Guilhem Ibos
Type of Contract : PhD Student contract / Thesis offer
Contract Period : 36 months
Start date of the thesis : 1 November 2019
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : 2 135,00 € gross monthly

Description of the thesis topic

Interacting with our environment requires to constantly compare different types of information. For example, detecting a friend in crowed environment requires to compare what we are looking at (sensory information) to what we are looking for (cognitive representation of what is kept in working memory). This complex task relies on the interaction of spatially distributed cortical areas which fulfill specific roles.
The goal of this project is to study the interaction of prefrontal, parietal and visual cortical areas during such comparison in Non-Human Primates. We will specifically focus on 1. how cognitive information is encoded in the parieto-frontal network, 2. how this influences the bottom-up flow of visual information in the visual cortex, and 3. how cognitive and sensory information are compared in the parietal cortex.

Work Context

The successful candidate will join the Institut de Neurosciences de la Timone (CNRS-Aix Marseille) in Marseille and the Invibe team (directed by Guillaume Masson).

Additional Information

Candidates should be extremely motivated and have a strong experience in experimenting with animals. Send a CV, a motivation letter, and contact of at least 2 references.

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