Fully Funded PhD Scholarship: Investigating the Cognitive and Emotional Effects of Video-gaming

Swansea University - Psychology (Cognitive Neuroscience)

Applications are invited for a PhD project to work with Dr. Stephen Johnston at Swansea University in the area of cognition/cognitive neuroscience. The PhD project will involve researching the effects of video games on (i) short-term change in the emotional processing of social stimuli, or (ii) the development of attentional and perceptual expertise. Applicants are invited to indicate their preferred option when they apply.

The lab has experience in a number of neuroscience techniques including eye tracking, and the Department for Psychology at Swansea University has access to EEG, NIRS, MRI and eye tracking facilities, any of which may be used in pursuit of the PhD.

The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute up to 6 hours of teaching per week in various roles around the psychology department.

Eligibility

Academic requirements:

Candidates should have a first class honours degree or an MSc in psychology or cognitive neuroscience.

Good programming skills (Matlab, Python) or experience with psychological experimental programming tools are strongly desired. Experience with eye tracking, MRI, NIRS or EEG is strongly desired.

We would normally expect the academic and English Language requirements to be met by point of application. For details on the University’s English Language entry requirements, please visit –www.swansea.ac.uk/admissions/englishlanguagerequirements

Residency criteria:

Due to funding restrictions, this scholarship is open to UK/EU candidates only.

Funding Details

The scholarship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees and an annual stipend of £14,553. There is an additional £1,000 for other research expenses.

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Wales