PhD Studenship - Investigating the Consequences of Presynaptic Interactions for Basal Ganglia Function

University of Sheffield

Fully Funded PhD Scholarship in Psychology at the University of Sheffield

This is one of many projects in competition for the current funding opportunities available within the Department of Psychology

Project title: Investigating the consequences of presynaptic interactions for basal ganglia function

Primary supervisor: Dr E Bracci

Co-supervisor(s): Prof P Overton

Project description: We have recently discovered that neurons in the striatum (a nucleus important for motor control and reward processing) interact not only through conventional synapses but also through modulation of “third party” inputs. This project will explore the functional consequences of these interactions using a combination of electrophysiological, pharmacological and computational techniques.

Start date: 1 October 2018

Requirements: Applicants must have a minimum of a first class or high upper second-class undergraduate honours degree and a distinction or high merit at Masters level in psychology or a related discipline.

Funding: Tuition fees £4194 per year Living Expenses £14,500.00

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For further details and the application process please visit:

www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgradapplication

Closing date for applications is 5pm Wednesday 24 January 2018

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PhD

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Northern England