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Job at CNBH in Cambridge UK
Applications are invited for a
Postdoctoral Research Fellow or Research Assistant at the
Centre for the Neural Basis of Hearing *
Physiology Department, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, U.K
The research of the Centre focuses on the phase-locked neural firing
patterns produced by complex sounds in the auditory nerve, and the
relationship between the time-interval patterns and the perceptions
produced by the sounds. Current research topics include:
A) A compressive gammachirp auditory filterbank for simulating the complex
neural response produced by everyday sounds. (ref. 1)
B) Measuring the responses of units in the cochlear nucleus and inferior
colliculus to sounds with complex temporal structure. (refs 2,3)
C) Modelling the effects of temporal structure on auditory masking and
pitch perception, and modelling the perceptions in terms of the neural
patterns. (refs 4,5 )
D) Brain imaging of temporal processes in the auditory pathway from cochlea
to cortex (fMRI and MEG). (refs 6, 7)
E) Auditory object constancy (refs 8,9)
Applicants should have an interest in auditory perception and a background
in experimental psychology, brain imaging, biophysics, bioengineering or
computer science. Applicants should have, or expect to soon have, a PhD, or
equivalent in an appropriate discipline.
The post is available from July 2002 for 3 years in the first instance and
the post may, subject to the availability of funding, be renewed for a
further period or periods.
Starting salary £17,451 - £26,229 per annum, depending on qualifications
Informal enquiries to Dr Roy D Patterson:
Applications should include a CV and the names of 2 referees.
The deadline for receipt of applications is 2 April, 2002. Interviewing in
late April and early May.
Send by email or post to:
Post: Dr Roy Patterson, Centre for the Neural Basis of Hearing, Physiology
Department, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB2 3EG, U.K.
*This is the formal announcement of the position at the CNBH. Applicants
who responded to the informal pre-announcement at ARO need take no further
action. Apologies to those who have seen the announcement repeatedly.
1. Irino, T., and Patterson, R. D. (2001). “A compressive gammachirp
auditory filter for both physiological and psychophysical data,” J. Acoust.
Soc. Am. 109, 2008-2022.
2. Neuert, V., Pressnitzer, D., Patterson, R.D., and Winter, I (2001) “The
responses of single units in the inferior colliculus of the guinea pig to
damped and ramped sinusoids,” Hearing Research 159, 36-52.
3. Winter, I. M., Wiegrebe, L. and Patterson, R.D. (2001) “The temporal
representation of the delay of iterated rippled noise in the ventral
cochlear nucleus of the guinea pig,” J Physiol. 537.2 553-566.
4. Pressnitzer, D., Patterson, R. D., and Krumbholz, K. (2001). “The lower
limit of melodic pitch,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 109, 2074-2084.
5. Krumbholz, K., Patterson, R. D., and Nobbe, A. (2001). “Asymmetry of
masking between noise and iterated rippled noise: Evidence for
time-interval processing in the auditory system,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 110,
6. Griffiths, T. D., Uppenkamp, S., Johnsrude, I., Josephs, O. and
Patterson, R. D. (2001). “Encoding of temporal regularity in the human
brainstem,” Nature Neuroscience, 4, 633-637.
7. Gutschalk, A., Patterson, R. D., Rupp, A., Uppenkamp, S. and Scherg, M.
(2002) “Sustained magnetic fields reveal separate sites for sound level and
temporal regularity in human auditory cortex,” NeuroImage 15, 207-216.
8. Uppenkamp, S., Fobel, S., and Patterson, R. D., (2001). “Temporal
asymmetry in the perception of short frequency chirps.” Hearing Research
9. Irino, T. and Patterson, R. D. (2002). “Segregating Information about
the Size and Shape of the Vocal Tract using a Time-Domain Auditory Model:
The Stabilised Wavelet-Mellin Transform,” Speech Communication 36, 181-203.