PhD - Neural Plasticity in the Deaf Brain
University of East Anglia - Psychology
|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Placed on:||24th November 2016|
|Closes:||30th January 2017|
Start Date: 1st October 2017
No. of positions available: 1
Supervisor: Dr Velia Cardin
Project description: Neural plasticity is the capacity of the brain for reorganisation. Studying this helps us understand brain function, and its potential for change and enhancement. Using neuroimaging techniques, this project studies the reorganisation of cognitive networks in adults or children as a consequence of deafness early in life. Potential topics include what functions undergo reorganisation, which additional brain regions may be involved, the effect of subsequent language learning, and how music is processed in the deaf brain.
Person specification: Applications for all studentships are invited from suitably qualified graduates. Candidates should typically hold, or expect to hold, a first degree with a minimum of 2:1 and a Master’s degree with research methods training appropriate to the discipline, with a dissertation mark of at least 65%. Candidates applying for a 1+3 studentship should hold or expect to hold a relevant undergraduate degree. Candidates who have studied outside of the UK should typically hold, or expect to hold, qualifications at an equivalent level to those mentioned above. Candidates will be interviewed as part of the selection process. EU and International applicants may be required to provide evidence of competence in the English Language.
Funding notes: The Studentships cover tuition fees (UK/EU rates), a tax-free maintenance grant (currently £14,296 per year), and a research training support grant. International students are welcome to apply; a small number of studentships will be available to cover full international fees.
To be considered for a Studentship, you should make an application for admission indicating the intention to be considered for a funded studentship under the Postgraduate Studentships Scheme.
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