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Mark your Calendar!
CNS Annual Meeting from March 23-26, 2019 in San Francisco, California.    
 
Registration for the 2019 CNS Annual Meeting in San Francisco is Now Open! Register Early and Save! Early Registration Rate Deadline is Friday, January 18, 2019  
 
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New on the CNS Blog: Going Deep on Sleep with Matthew Walker
 
 Did you get enough sleep last night? Probably not, says Matthew Walker, cognitive neuroscientist and neurophysiologist at the University of California, Berkeley. Statistics show, he says, that two-thirds of adults fail to obtain the recommended 8 hours of nightly sleep.
 
If that doesn't seem like a big deal, Walker has some robust research to counter that assessment, about the widespread cognitive and health effects of cutting short a night's sleep. He will be sharing this growing body of research as the keynote speaker at CNS 2019 this March in San Francisco. In his lecture, which will be free and open to the public, the one message he hopes attendees will come away with is simple: "Sleep is the single most effective thing that you can do to reset your brain and body health," Walker says. Read more in this new Q&A with Walker.  
 
Get regular updates from CNS about our members and the latest science in the journals and in the news on Twitter ( @CogNeuroNews ) and  Facebook 
 
Recruiting Guest Bloggers
 
CNS invites its members to author blog posts about their research or trends in the field. These posts can then be co-published on Aeon or other outlets. It's a great opportunity to communicate and share your work with a broader audience! Send your ideas to Lisa M.P. Munoz at: cns.publicaffairs@gmail.com.   
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Conference/Symposium/Event

CUNY 2019 Human Sentence Processing Conference, Call for Abstracts

Institute of Cognitive Science

University of Colorado, Boulder

Abstract submission is now open! The deadline for receipt of abstracts is December 10, 2018 by midnight in the authors' timezone. 
The 32nd Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing will be hosted by The University of Colorado, Boulder at the Hilton Embassy Suites Hotel in Boulder, March 29-31, 2019. The conference focuses on the comprehension, production, and acquisition of language at the sentence level, traditionally drawing researchers from psychology, linguistics, cognitive science, neuroscience, computer science, education, and philosophy.

The special session of the 2019 conference is "Variation in the Mechanisms of Human Language Processing". The special session will address fundamental questions about how human language and language processing are shaped by variations in the cognitive capacities of humans. The session will encompass issues related to the impact of developmental language impairments, differences in perceptual experiences (blindness and deafness), cognitive changes associated with aging, and individual differences in cognitive abilities within the typically developing population. The special session aims to produce theoretical and methodological cross-pollination between research focused on variation in language processing and a more standard paradigm within psycholinguistic research that has focused on the average language processing abilities of neurocognitively typical, young adults.

Invited Speakers:  

Marina Bedny, Johns Hopkins University

Karen Emmorey, San Diego State University

Barbara Landau, Johns Hopkins University

Laurence Leonard, Purdue University

Bob McMurray, University of Iowa

Elizabeth Stine-Morrow, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

We welcome abstracts related to the special session theme or to the conference more broadly. Abstracts may be for poster or platform presentation. Instructions for submission and the submission portal are available on the conference website: www.colorado.edu/event/cuny2019

CUNY 2019 is organized by Al Kim, Eliana Colunga, Laura Michaelis, and Bhuvana Narasimhan.

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://www.colorado.edu/event/cuny2019/

Contact Name: Albert Kim

Contact Email: cuny2019.cuboulder@gmail.com
 
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Conference/Symposium/Event

Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity 2019 Meeting

Cognitive Neuroscience

Psychology

Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity

Submissions are now open for the 2019 Meeting of the Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity (SfNC; https://tsfnc.org/). SfNC 2019 will be held on Friday, March 22 in San Francisco, CA, at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, preceding the Cognitive Neuroscience Society meeting (March 23-26, 2019; https://www.cogneurosociety.org/annual-meeting/). Submissions will be accepted until January 5th 2019. 

Keynote Speakers:

Russ Poldrack
Charles Limb
Mary Helen Immordino-Yang
James Kaufman

The SfNC meeting is an ideal setting to meet and reconnect with other creativity researchers and educators, present your work, and stay up-to-date with recent developments in the cognitive and brain-based study of creativity. SfNC welcomes all research on creative thinking, including brain-based and behavioral research.We welcome submissions from junior and senior scholars, including researchers and educators. NSF-funded travel awards are available on a competitive basis.

How to Submit:
* You may submit a Talk, or Poster Presentation
* Please include the following information in your proposal: A title for your presentation, names and affiliations of the authors, an email address for correspondence, an abstract of up to 1700 characters (approximately 250 words)
* Submit your abstract here: https://ucsbltsc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eqvK6TECL2Jjc3j
* Submissions are now open and will be accepted until January 5th, 2019

Travel Awards:

A limited number of NSF-funded travel awards will be available to trainees (students, post-docs) and to education practitioners. To apply for a travel award, please submit a single PDF document (file name Lastname_FirstName initial) here: https://ucsbltsc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6mvqO1XEUC4G9yB including: (1) Your CV, and (2) A one- page statement that addresses the following:

(a) The location/institution from which you will be traveling
(b) Your primary goal and/or motivation for attending the meeting
(c) Whether you want to be considered as a trainee (student/post-doc) OR as an educator (please be clear).

If you are a trainee, describe how your current or future work will advance research questions relevant to creativity research and/or connections between creativity research and education.

If you are an educator, describe how your participation in the meeting will be relevant to your educational practice.

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://tsfnc.org/

Contact Name: Evangelia Chrysikou

Contact Email: lilachrysikou@drexel.edu
 
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Conference/Symposium/Event

Statistical Learning conference San Sebastian, June 27-29, 2019

BCBL, BASQUE CENTER ON COGNITION, BRAIN & LANGUAGE

Dear friends,
The third International Conference on Interdisciplinary Advances in Statistical Learning will take place in San Sebastian (Spain), June 27-29, 2019. Please reserve the dates! 
The conference explores statistical learning and its underlying mechanisms, from behaviour to neuroscience, in various domains. 
Our keynote speakers: Jay McClleland; Lori Holt; Simon Kirby; Daphne Shohami

Theme speakers: Scott Johnson; Amy Finn; Maryellen MacDonald

Panel discussion: Richard Aslin


Further details can be found on the conference site: https://www.bcbl.eu/events/statistical-learning/en  

Please note that the deadline for abstracts is March 1st, 2019.
Looking forward to seeing you all in San Sebastian!

Manuel Carreiras, Ram Frost, Blair Armstrong, Morten Christiansen, and Louisa Bogaerts.

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://www.bcbl.eu/events/statistical-learning/en/

Registered Email: m.carreiras@bcbl.eu

Contact Email: statistical2019@bcbl.eu


Faculty Positions

Faculty Position

Assistant Director of Human Imaging

Social, Life, & Engineering Sciences Imaging Center

Penn State University

The Social, Life, & Engineering Sciences Imaging center (SLEIC; http://www.imaging.psu.edu ), under the direction of Dr. Michele Diaz (http://sites.psu.edu/mdiazlab/) invites applications for an Assistant Director of Human Imaging position. The individual in this position will assist in the administrative, logistic, and research activities at our research-dedicated facilities: the Human Electrophysiology Facility (HEF) and the 3T Siemens Prisma MRI Facility at the University Park campus. The imaging center contributes to Penn State's thriving research environment by providing state-of-the art brain imaging and data analysis facilities. The Assistant Director's responsibilities will include: oversight of daily operations of the center, working with technical staff, overseeing quality assurance procedures, coordinating administrative activities such as billing and regulatory compliance, developing and conducting training workshops, working with the director on language and aging research, and providing the highest levels of customer service. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a related discipline with a background in EEG and/or functional MRI, as well as research experience in language science or aging. Knowledge of related programming and analysis software is highly desirable (e.g., EEG lab, linux/unix systems, R, FSL, etc.). Excellent interpersonal skills and problem solving abilities are a must. Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled. Selection is dependent upon successful accomplishment of background clearances in accordance with Penn State Policy. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with an excellent possibility of re-funding. Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/84187 

To review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters and policies, please go to https://police.psu.edu/annual-security-reports, which will also explain how to request a paper copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://psu.jobs/job/84187

Contact Name: Michele Diaz

Contact Email: mtd143@psu.edu
 
Postdoctoral Positions

Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral researcher

Psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, computational linguistics

Research Group Language Cycles

MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, DE

We investigate how the electrophysiological profile of the human brain constrains our ability to understand language-and how this may have shaped human language as such, cross-linguistically. We will directly link behavioral psycholinguistics, experimental neurolinguistics (i.e., mainly M/EEG), corpus linguistics (i.e., cross-linguistic treebanks), and computational linguistics (i.e., information-theoretic modeling). 

The successful candidate will investigate the relationship between spectral and temporal properties of the human electroencephalogram and statistical properties of human languages. Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in computational linguistics, data science, cognitive science, or an adjacent field. We expect profound experience with annotated linguistic corpora, in-depth knowledge of information theory, and advanced skills in artificial intelligence (e.g. machine learning).

For further details, see the full advertisement at http://www.cbs.mpg.de/vacancies/open-positions and/or ask Lars Meyer lmeyer@cbs.mpg.de. Closing date for application is 28th February 2019 

Contact Information

Contact Website: http://www.cbs.mpg.de/vacancies/open-positions

Contact Name: Lars Meyer

Contact Email: lmeyer@cbs.mpg.de
 
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Postdoctoral Position

Combined fMRI and neurostimulation in addiction research

Cognitive Control lab

Psychological & Brain Sciences

Indiana University, Bloomington

The Cognitive Control lab at Indiana University Bloomington (led by Prof. Joshua Brown) is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to work on novel neurostimulation methods combined with fMRI to study addiction and cognitive control.

The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary research program studying addiction with fMRI computational modeling, and neurostimulation, including new temporal interference neurostimulation technology. Information about the collaborating labs and PIs are available at http://www.indiana.edu/~cclab (Brown); https://finnlab.psych.indiana.edu/ (Finn), and https://medicine.iu.edu/faculty/11271/hulvershorn-leslie/ (Hulvershorn).

A Ph.D. and background in cognitive neuroscience and addiction are required. Experience with Linux/unix and matlab or python required. Prior experience with fMRI, electrical neurostimulation or transcranial magnetic stimulation, computational neuroscience, electrical engineering, and biophysics preferred. 

The position is available immediately. Applications received by January 1, 2019 will receive full consideration. Send CV, statement of research background/interests, and 3 letters of recommendation by email to: jwmbrown@indiana.edu. (Mailed paper applications and recommendations not accepted). Inquiries: Joshua Brown (jwmbrown@indiana.edu).

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://ccsrv1.psych.indiana.edu/cclab/postdoc-opening-neurostim/

Contact Name: Joshua Brown

Contact Email: jwmbrown@indiana.edu
 
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Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral Position

Hwang Lab for Neurocognitive Dynamics

Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

University of Iowa

The Hwang lab for Neurocognitive Dynamics in the Psychological and Brain Sciences Department at the University of Iowa has a fully funded postdoc position available. Our lab focuses on brain network mechanisms, cognitive control, and their developmental processes with a strong emphasis on the human thalamocortical system and neural oscillations. Our research utilizes multimodal neuroimaging (EEG and fMRI), TMS, and lesion studies in combination with network neuroscience approaches. For more info, please see: https://kaihwang.github.io/

The lab is affiliated with the DeLTA Center and the Iowa Neuroscience Institute, which offers a collaborative research environment with access to research dedicated 3T and 7T MRI systems, TMS, EEG, neurosurgery patients, and a large lesion patient registry.

Postdoc Candidate Qualifications
Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience, or other related disciplines.
Experience with neuroimaging (fMRI, EEG/MEG).
Strong Programming skills (Matlab or Python)
The postdoc position is opened immediately until filled. To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to: kai-hwang@uiowa.edu

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://kaihwang.github.io/

Contact Name: Kai Hwang

Contact Email: kai-hwang@uiowa.edu
 
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Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral Fellowship in fMRI Studies of Concept Representations

Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging

Department of Psychology

Carnegie Mellon University

The Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging at Carnegie Mellon has a postdoctoral position available starting in Fall 2018, typically lasting 2 years, working with Dr. Marcel Just. The research focuses on fMRI studies of concept representations, with one focus on representations of scientific concepts, and another on differences between neurotypical and psychiatric populations.  

Qualifications for the position: 
* A Ph.D. in a branch of cognitive neuroscience.
* Experience in brain imaging as well as expertise in the computational methods related to this area of research. 
* Facility with Linux, Matlab, MVPA, and machine learning would be useful.

The position offers training and research opportunities working with a multidisciplinary Center team with excellent technical support and research staff.

Applicants should send a CV, statement of research skills and interests, preprints, and three letters of reference to:

Paulette Williams
Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging
Department of Psychology
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Email: pwilliams@cmu.edu 

Contact Information

Contact Website: http://www.ccbi.cmu.edu

Contact Name: Paulette Williams

Contact Email: pwilliams@cmu.edu
 
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Postdoctoral Position

POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS at the BCBL

BCBL, BASQUE CENTER ON COGNITION, BRAIN & LANGUAGE

POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS at the BCBL- Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) www.bcbl.eu (Center of excellence Severo Ochoa)

The Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) offers three postdoctoral positions in three main broad areas or research: 
(1)-Language, reading and developmental disorders: How language acquisition, comprehension, production, and reading take place in the human brain. Special attention will be paid to language disorders and the development of computerized tools for their early diagnosis and treatment.
(2)-Multilingualism and second language learning: The cognitive and brain mechanisms of language acquisition and processing in a second language. Special attention will be paid to multilingualism within the school system and to the development of new educational technologies for second language learning.
(3)- Neurodegeneration, brain damage and healthy aging: Language and Cognition: Early cognitive and brain markers related to language for neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer, Parkinson); neural plasticity and language functions through brain stimulation in the awake patient during surgical brain operations; developing of computerized diagnostic and training tools for aphasic patients and neurodegenerative diseases.
The BCBL (center of excellence Severo Ochoa) promotes a rich research environment without substantial teaching obligations. It provides access to the most advanced behavioral and neuroimaging techniques, including 3 Tesla MRI, a whole-head MEG system, four ERP labs, a NIRS lab, a baby lab including an eyetracker, two eyetracking labs, and several well-equipped behavioral labs. There are excellent technical support staff and research personnel (PhD and postdoctoral students). The positions have a term of appointment of 2 years with a possible renewal.
We are looking for cognitive neuroscientists or experimental psychologists with a background in psycholinguistics and/or neighboring cognitive neuroscience areas, computational modelers, and physicists and/or engineers with fMRI/MEG expertise. 
Candidates should have a strong publication track record.
Deadline: February 1rst, 2019.
We encourage immediate applications as the selection process will be ongoing and the appointment may be made before the deadline.

To submit your application please follow this link: http://www.bcbl.eu/calls, applying for Postdoc_SO_2018 and upload:
To submit your application please follow this link: http://www.bcbl.eu/calls and upload:
1. Your curriculum vitae.
2. A cover letter/statement describing your research interests (4000 characters maximun)
3. The names of two referees who would be willing to write letters of recommendation

For information about the positions, please contact Manuel Carreiras (info@bcbl.eu).

Contact Information

Contact Website: https://www.bcbl.eu/jobs/

Contact Name: Manuel Carreiras

Contact Email: info@bcbl.eu
 
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Postdoctoral Position

Fellowships in Cognitive Neuroscience, Translational Neuroscience, and Neurorehabilitation

Research

Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute

Three-year NIH-funded fellowships are available at the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI), in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania (Penn), for postdoctoral research training in cognitive and motor neuroscience and neurorehabilitation. U.S. Citizenship or permanent resident status is required for NIH-supported fellowships. MRRI may sponsor one additional fellowship open to applicants who do not meet the NIH citizenship/residency requirements.

Available mentors conduct patient-oriented research using approaches that employ behavioral, computational, imaging, electrophysiological, and electrical and pharmacologic neuromodulation methods. We welcome applications from individuals with a doctorate in psychology, cognitive science, communication science, kinesiology, movement science, and/or human neuroscience. We seek researchers who wish to apply basic science principles to the study and treatment of behavioral and brain deficits in adult neurological patients, and/or who wish to use research with patients and neurotypical adults to understand brain-behavior relationships. We also welcome applications from individuals with clinical rehabilitation backgrounds seeking to increase their depth in the basic science underpinnings of assessment and treatment. Applicants must have a track record in research and an interest in developing an independent research career.
Additional Information can be found at: http://mrri.org/T32.html.

Contact Information

Contact Website: http://mrri.org/T32.html

Registered Email: lbuxbaum@einstein.edu

Contact Name: Kevin Whelihan

Contact Email: whelihak@einstein.edu

Research Assistant Positions

Research Assistant Position

Laboratory manager for cross-linguistics computational neurolinguistics project

Psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, computational linguistics

Research Group Language Cycles

MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, DE

We investigate how the electrophysiological profile of the human brain constrains our ability to understand language-and how this may have shaped human language as such, cross-linguistically. We will directly link behavioral psycholinguistics, experimental neurolinguistics (i.e., mainly M/EEG), corpus linguistics (i.e., cross-linguistic treebanks), and computational linguistics (i.e., information-theoretic modeling). 

The laboratory manager will schedule and oversee a large-scale cross-linguistic EEG experiment. Applicants should hold a university degree in business administration, but a humanities degree or vocational qualifications would be considered equivalent. Excellent communication skills in at least three languages are desired; fluency in both German and English is essential.

For further details, see the full advertisement at http://www.cbs.mpg.de/vacancies/open-positions and/or ask Lars Meyer lmeyer@cbs.mpg.de. Closing date for application is 31st December 2018
 
Contact Information

Contact Website: http://www.cbs.mpg.de/vacancies/open-positions   
 
Contact Name: Lars Meyer

Contact Email: lmeyer@cbs.mpg.de

Graduate Student Positions

Graduate Student Position

PhD Student

Psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, computational linguistics

Research Group Language Cycles

MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, DE

We investigate how the electrophysiological profile of the human brain constrains our ability to understand language-and how this may have shaped human language as such, cross-linguistically. We will directly link behavioral psycholinguistics, experimental neurolinguistics (i.e., mainly M/EEG), corpus linguistics (i.e., cross-linguistic treebanks), and computational linguistics (i.e., information-theoretic modeling). 

The successful candidate will investigate the role of electrophysiological timing constraints for sentence processing, focusing on neural oscillations in the EEG. Candidates must hold a Master's degree (or equivalent) in linguistics, cognitive science, psychology, or an adjacent field and be enthusiastic about language and electrophysiology.

For further details, see the full advertisement at http://www.cbs.mpg.de/vacancies/open-positions and/or ask Lars Meyer lmeyer@cbs.mpg.de. Closing date for application is 31st December 2018

Contact Information

Contact Website: http://www.cbs.mpg.de/vacancies/open-positions
   
Contact Name: Lars Meyer

Contact Email: lmeyer@cbs.mpg.de
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