CNBH + Jobs (Roy Patterson )

Subject: CNBH + Jobs
From:    Roy Patterson  <roy.patterson(at)MRC-APU.CAM.AC.UK>
Date:    Mon, 7 Jul 1997 18:16:06 +0100

We would like to announce: 1. The establishment of a new Centre for the Neural Basis of Hearing, and 2. The availability of two Post Doctoral postions at the Centre. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. CENTRE FOR THE NEURAL BASIS OF HEARING (CNBH) The Centre for the Neural Basis of Hearing is a new joint venture of the Physiology Department of Cambridge University, the U.K. Medical Research Council, and the Psychology Department of Essex University, in collaboration with the Wellcome Department of Cognitive Neurology, University College, London. The principals are: Roy Patterson, Physiology Department, Cambridge University Ian Winter, Physiology Department, Cambridge University Ray Meddis, Psychology Department, Essex University Lowel O'Mard, Psychology Department, Essex University Tim Griffiths, Wellcome Department of Cognitive Neurology, UC, London There will also be two or three European post doctoral fellows doing research at the CNBH over the next few years. The location of the CNBH in Cambridge is on the top floor of the Physiology Department Building, on the Downing Site of the University. The location of the CNBH at Essex University is the Psychology Department, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester. Our research will focus on the hypothesis that the initial stages of auditory processing are largely concerned with converting incoming sound into an auditory image which subsequently serves as the basis for more central processes like stream segregation and source identification. The construction of the auditory image is intimately involved with auditory temporal integration and we believe that the process is largely responsible for figure/ground separation in hearing. The purpose of the CNBH is to pursue this approach to hearing through a combination of physiological experiments and single-cell modelling at the micro level, and perceptual experiments with functional modelling and brain imaging at the macro level. There is a new web page for the CNBH which briefly describes our past research as individuals and our current joint research as the CNBH. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2. POST DOCTORAL POSITIONS AT THE CNBH The CNBH is supported by a programme grant from the Medical Research Council. There are two post doctoral posts available on the grant at the Cambridge site of the CNBH. Applicants should have a PhD in hearing research of one form or another and, preferably, some experience in post doctoral research. The starting salary is in the range of 15159 - 16927 Pounds Stirling. Successful applicants would be expected to undertake research on temporal aspects of auditory perception and its relationship to the physiology of the auditory pathway from the cochlea to auditory cortex. Topics of particular interest are the perception and physiology of temporal integration, temporal asymmetry, and temporal fine-structure (phase-locking). The posts have a duration of three years with the potential for extension provided the Programme Grant is renewed. The earliest starting date for the posts is 1 October 1997 and we would hope to have both people in post by 1 Jaunary 1998. The University of Cambridge is an equal opportunities employer. Interested candidates should send a vita and a brief summary of past research and current research interests to Roy Patterson Centre for the Neural Basis of Hearing, Physiology Department, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EG, U.K. Email submission is acceptable and should be sent to roy.patterson(at) The closing date for applications is the 15 August 1997. For further information concerning the terms and conditions of emplyment at the University, contact Ms. F. Duncan, the administrator of the Physiology Department, at the address above, or ring her on +44 1223 333826. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- AIMR8.2 You might also like to know that there is a new release of the Auditory Image Model (AIMR8.2) which is described on the AIM web page. Alternately you can pick it up by ftp from You can read about AIM R8 on our web page, and pick up the sources there, or pick up the source code and documentation by annonymous ftp from directory pub/aim The ReadMe.First file explains how to compile AIM and how to get started. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- ============================================================================= Roy D. Patterson --------------------------------------------------- Until 30 September 1997 MRC Applied Psychology Unit, 15 Chaucer Rd, Cambridge, CB2 2EF, UK phone: 44 (1223) 355294 ext 150 fax: 44 (1223) 359062 e-mail: roy.patterson(at) --------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------- From From 1 October 1997 Centre for the Neural Basis of Hearing, Physiology Department, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EG, U.K. tel: +44 (0)1223 333837 || fax : +44 (0)1223 333840 email: roy.patterson(at) --------------------------------------------------- ==============================================================================

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