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Postdoctoral position in Paris

Postdoctoral position in Paris

A postdoctoral position is available in Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris from October 2012, to work with Romain Brette (http://audition.ens.fr/brette/) in the Audition lab (http://lpp.psycho.univ-paris5.fr/hearing.php). The position is funded by the European Research Council (Starting Grant). The starting date can be discussed.

The position is open for two projects:

1) Bayesian approach to binaural sound localization.

The first part of the project is to understand the distribution of binaural cues for a given source location, considering a number of sources of variability (e.g. noise, acoustical environment, competing sources). The second part is to investigate how much of the behavioral results in the literature may be explained in terms of Bayesian inference, considering the natural distribution of binaural cues. The third part is to test the hypothesis with specific psychophysical experiments.

2) Testing a structural theory of pitch.

We have elaborated a theory of pitch perception, according to which pitch is the perceptual correlate of the regularity structure in the spatiotemporal response of the basilar membrane. The project is to test this hypothesis with psychophysical experiments.

The lab is a friendly mixture of modelers and experimental psychologists. It is ideally located in central Paris, in the Quartier Latin, in close proximity with theoretical neuroscientists, psychologists and neurophysiologists.

The position is funded for two years with possible extension. Salary is commensurate with experience and the position carries a full social security and health coverage. Candidates should send their applications (including a brief letter of interest, a CV and the names and contact details of two or three references) to romain.brette@xxxxxx. Please do not hesitate to contact me for further details on the specific projects.

Romain Brette
Associate Professor
29 rue d'Ulm
75005 Paris