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Temporal Processing post doc at CNBH

Applications are sought for a 3-year post-doctoral position in auditory
neuroscience at the  Centre for the Neural Basis of Hearing in the
Physiology Department of the University of Cambridge.

The position arises from a Cooperative Group Grant awarded by the Medical
Research Council to provide core funding for collaborative auditory research
in the Cambridge area. (Roy Patterson and Ian Winter, Physiology Dept.,
Cambridge; Brian Moore, Experimental Psychology Dept., Cambridge; Ray
Meddis, Psychology Dept., Essex).

The topic area is "Temporal Processing in the auditory system from cochlea
to cortex."

The project involves

1) development of a physiological gammachirp auditory filter (Irino and
Patterson, 1997, JASA).

2) measurement and analysis of the responses of the primary projection
neurons in the cochlear nucleus and inferior colliculus to sounds with
varying temporal asymmetry (Patterson, 1994a,  JASA) and varying temporal
regularity (Yost et al., 1996,  JASA; Patterson et al., 1996,  JASA).

3) development of a physiological version of the auditory image (Patterson,
1994b,  JASA) in the form of a two-dimensional array of dynamic
time-interval histograms that will stabilise the repeating neural patterns
produced in the auditory nerve by temporally regular sounds.

4) development of an auditory Mellin transform to extract source shape
information from the auditory image independent of the size of the source or
the pitch of the sound (Irino and Patterson, 1999, Eurospeech99).

The successful candidate would need to be involved in at least two of these
areas and could be involved in all four.

For more details concerning the CNBH research programme, see

For more details concerning the specific research associated with the
post-doctoral position, contact Roy Patterson.


Roy D. Patterson
Centre for the Neural Basis of Hearing
Physiology Department, University of Cambridge
Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EG

phone   44 (1223) 333819        office
phone   44 (1223) 333837        lab
fax     44 (1223) 333840        department
email   rdp1@cam.ac.uk
email   roy.patterson@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk