Cultural and contextual differences in picture perception: building an ecological model of human visual perception
Supervisory team: Dr Panagiotis Rentzelas, Dr Eirini Mavritsaki Prof. Maxine Lintern, Birmingham City University.
Short description: The proposed postgraduate research project aims to investigate the cross-cultural differences on visual attention. This will be achieved by employing a ground breaking research methodology that will involve social and cognitive psychology research techniques and the use of EEG and eye-tracking equipment. This approach will enable the more detailed understanding of the underlying brain processes on human visual perception and its cross-cultural and ecological differences.
Applicant requirements: The ideal candidate should be a Psychology or Neuroscience graduate with a 2:1 or above BSc (Hons) with a strong interest and experience in behavioural and psychophysiological research. A postgraduate qualification in the area will be desirable.
Title: Investigating oscillatory behaviour in Alzheimer’s disease to establish biomarkers: an EEG and computational modelling programme of PhD study
Mavritsaki E.1, Bowman H.2 and Shapiro K.2
1. Birmingham City University
2. University of Birmingham
Summary Of Project
Early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease means that the patient will be given support and treatment early on, improving patient quality of life and perhaps dramatically slowing down the onset of the condition. This research investigates biomarkers in EEG profiles of Alzheimer’s patients using a computational modelling approach seeking to support early diagnosis of the disease.
Master or previous experience in computational modelling
Very good knowledge of Visual C++ and Matlab.