sensory science (Laurel Trainor )

Subject: sensory science
From:    Laurel Trainor  <ljt(at)MCMAIL.CIS.MCMASTER.CA>
Date:    Tue, 27 Nov 2001 17:16:42 -0500

I have been asked to post this for my department... Laurel Trainor ************************************************************************** SENSORY SCIENCE AT MCMASTER UNIVERSITY ************************************************************************** The Department of Psychology at McMaster University is pleased to announce the arrival of three new colleagues: Patrick J. Bennett Professor and Canada Research Chair in Vision Science (bennett(at) 1-905-525-9140 ext. 23012) Allison B. Sekuler Professor and Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience (sekuler(at) 1-905-525-9140 ext. 27944) David I. Shore Assistant Professor (dshore(at) 1-905-525-9140 ext. 23013) The addition of these researchers complements our already strong and interactive group in Sensory Science, and we welcome applications from students with backgrounds in psychology, neuroscience, computer science, physics, engineering, and biology. Current students come from Canada, the US, and abroad, and we fully fund all students. Our department offers students an individualized, research-based program, emphasizing one-to-one interactions over traditional course work. Students are encouraged to interact with a variety of faculty, enabling them to take an interdisciplinary approach to the study of visual, auditory and tactile perception. In addition to basic sensory processes, there is an interest in attention, experience, and development, and their impact on perception. Researchers examine these problems from a variety of perspectives, using techniques that include cellular/molecular methods, physiology, neuroimaging, computational modelling, psychophysics. We have excellent research infrastructure, with access to high end computing, virtual reality, optical imaging, EEG/ERP, MEG, TMS, and fMRI. For more information, visit our website (, contact the graduate secretary (elong(at), or contact any of the faculty in Sensory Science directly. SENSORY SCIENCE FACULTY: Lorraine Allan (allan(at) contingent after-effects, judgement of contingency, time perception Sue Becker (beckers(at) connectionist models of learning and memory Patrick J. Bennett (bennett(at) spatial vision, psychophysics, perceptual learning & development, aging & vision, ideal observer theory Lee Brooks (brookslr(at) coordination of perceptual and verbalized knowledge in categorization and medical diagnosis David Jones (djones(at) computational vision, optical imaging of function in visual cortex Terri Lewis (lewislt(at) development of vision in human infants, normal development, development of vision in children treated for cataracts Daphne Maurer (maurer(at) development of visual perception in infants and children and the role of visual input in driving developmental changes, including both sensory systems and higher order processes Bruce Milliken (millike(at) attention as a dynamic interface between memory and perception Kathy Murphy (kmurphy(at) visual neuroscience, environmental and genetic factors in visual development, optical imaging of function in visual cortex Larry Roberts (roberts(at) exploration of cortical map plasticity and associative learning in humans Allison B. Sekuler (sekuler(at) perceptual organization and recognition, pattern vision, aging, neural plasticity, neuroimaging, visual psychophysics Judith M. Shedden (shedden(at) studies of human spatial attention using ERP and MRI David I. Shore (dshore(at) crossmodal temporal processing, memory and visual search, varieties and effects of attention Hong-Jin Sun (sunhong(at) visual neuroscience, visual motion processing and visuomotor control, spatial memory and virtual reality Laurel Trainor (ljt(at) auditory perceptional development, including basic sound perception as well as the perception of speech and music Department of Psychology, McMaster University 1280 Main Street West, Psychology Building Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4K1, CANADA

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