post-doctoral positions (Bruce Schneider )

Subject: post-doctoral positions
From:    Bruce Schneider  <bschneid(at)CREDIT.ERIN.UTORONTO.CA>
Date:    Tue, 15 Aug 2000 10:56:22 -0400

The CIHR Research Group on Sensory and Cognitive Aging is looking to fill three post-doctoral positions starting in September, 2000. We are looking for two people with a strong background in hearing and one person with a strong background in vision. All three should also have a strong interest and some familiarity with higher-order cognitive processes, such as memory, reading, speech perception, and language comprehension. The long-term objective of our research group is to determine the nature of the strong linkage between sensory and cognitive aging. To achieve this goal, we have gathered together a group of researchers with expertise in hearing and vision as well as in psychophysics, cognition, and cognitive neuroscience. Thus, we can and will be investigating the linkage between sensory and cognitive aging using a variety of behavioural and psychophysiological techniques, including functional magnetic resonance imaging, and scalp recordings of event-related potentials. Successful candidates will receive training in these techniques and will be expected to coordinate the use of these techniques in studies designed to (1) determine the reasons for the linkage between sensory and cognitive aging; and (2) identify the neural circuitry that is being affected by these changes. The members of the Research Group are : Bruce Schneider (hearing and speech); Claude Alain (auditory perception and event-related potentials); Patrick Bennett (vision and visual aging), Meredyth Daneman (reading and language comprehension), Cheryl Grady (functional imaging of neural structures affected by cognitive aging), Kathy Pichora-Fuller (hearing disorders and speech comprehension), and Allison Sekuler (visual perception and aging). We also have strong collaborative ties with Randy McIntosh (functional imaging), Lynn Hasher (attention and cognitive aging); and Fergus I. M. Craik (memory and aging). We have excellent psychophysical research facilities in hearing and vision at the University of Toronto, and ready access to a variety of imaging techniques through the Rotman Institute of the Baycrest Hospital for Geriatric Care. Applicants should send their CV and three letters of reference to: Bruce Schneider Head, CIHR Research Group on Sensory and Cognitive Aging Department of Psychology University of Toronto at Mississauga 3359 Mississauga Rd. Mississauga, Ontario L5L 1C6 Phone: (905) 828-3963 Fax: (905) 569-4326 email: bschneid(at)

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