PhD Studentship: Visual perception and action research

University of Bristol - Psychology

The project:

Visual perception and action research in the labs of Dr Chris Benton, Dr Ute Leonards, or Dr Cas Ludwig.

The student will be expected to design and undertake experimental studies to try to understand the fundamental processes that underlie seemingly effortless visual perception that plays such a crucial role in guiding interactions with our visual world. Basic skills in mathematical modelling and computer programming will be required both to develop experimental methods and to analyse data. There will be opportunities for the student to guide the project in a direction of their choosing.

How to apply:

Please make an online application for this project at Please select <PhD Experimental Psychology> on the Programme Choice page. You will be prompted to enter details of the studentship in the Funding and Research Details sections of the form.

Candidate requirements: Applicants need to have a 2.1 honours degree in a relevant subject area or international equivalent.

Funding: Fees and stipend (RCUK rate) for 3.5 years.

Contacts: Informal inquiries can be made directly to the three possible supervisors (Chris Benton at; Ute Leonards at; Cas Ludwig at

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