Tuesday, April 29, 2014

New book on language production!

Looks interesting...

The Oxford Handbook of Language Production
ed. by Matthew Goldrick, Victor Ferreira, and Michele Miozzo

The Oxford Handbook of Language Production provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary review of the mechanisms involved in language production, examining their computational, linguistic, cognitive, and brain bases. Chapters in the Handbook examine all forms of language production (spoken, written, and signed) and how language production mechanisms interface with the wider cognitive system. Authors of the chapters discuss a wide array of levels of representation, from sentences to individual words, speech sounds and articulatory gestures, extending to discourse and the broader social context of speaking.


Agnieszka Konopka & Sarah Brown-Schmidt
Adam Buchwald
Kathryn Bock & Victor Ferreira
Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel
Cynthia Thompson & Aneta Kielar
Wolfram Ziegler & Hermann Ackermann
Franklin Chang & Hartmut Fitz
Herbert H. Clark
Gary S. Dell, Nazbanou Nozari, & Gary M. Oppenheim
Molly Babel & Benjamin Munson
David S. Race & Argye E. Hillis
David R. Olson
Anna Leshinskaya & Alfonso Caramazza
Brenda Rapp & Simon Fischer-Baum
David Vinson, Mark Andrews, & Gabriella Vigliocco
Gabriele Miceli & Vanessa Costa
James P. Blevins
Gaurav Mathur & Christian Rathmann
Judith F. Kroll & Tamar H. Gollan
David P. Corina, Eva Gutierrez, & Michael Grosvald
Elin Runnqvist, Kristof Strijkers, & Albert Costa
Robert J. Hartsuiker
Eric Baković
Randi C. Martin & L. Robert Slevc
Louis Goldstein & Marianne Pouplier
Sotaro Kita
Jason A. Tourville, Maya G. Peeva, & Frank H. Guenther
Matthew Goldrick

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Use Promo Code 32730 for a 20% discount

Post-doctoral position in Cognitive Neuroscience (MRG Group)

Applications are invited for a full-time post-doctoral research position in the MULTISENSORY RESEARCH GROUP, led by Salvador Soto-Faraco, at the Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona).

The group addresses the behavioral and neural expression of multisensory integration processes and their underlying mechanisms in the brain. This research spans several perceptual domains (speech, temporal and spatial processing, in vision, audition and touch, and body representation) and research approaches (psychophysics, neuroimaging, and brain stimulation with TMS).

We seek a person with solid, demonstrable experience who is able to lead a research line complementary to the group’s activities. Involvement in some organizational and management aspects is expected. The candidate must have (1) a PhD degree at the moment of application or soon thereafter (Sept 2014), (2) a solid demonstrable experience with publications in the field of Cognitive or Computational Neuroscience, and (3) strong motivation for multisensory integration, perception and attention. Please, bear in mind that applications that do not meet these standards will not be considered. Candidates outside the EU are welcome to apply but they might have to clear working visa requirements on their own.

We offer onsite ERP/EEG, TMS, and psychophysical testing facilities, neuronavigation system, a wide range of visual auditory and somatosensory stimulation equipment, and the use of fMRI and MEG recording facilities externally. The position will be funded for up to three years.  

Starting date: Sept 2014 or before.
Salary: Commensurate with experience (up to 47,300Eur/Year gross)

How to apply
Applications should include:

- a full CV
- a short cover letter including a statement of research interests
- the names of three scholars who are willing to serve as references for the applicant
Check out www.mrg.upf.edu for info on the group. For informal enquiries about the position and applications, please contact Salvador Soto-Faraco at applications.MRGLab@gmail.com.

Deadline May 7th, 2014

Please, mention that you are applying to the POSTDOCTORAL position in the email subject.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


We are seeking a full-time Research Assistant/Lab Manager in the Brain and Language Lab at Georgetown University (http://brainlang.georgetown.edu). The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be involved in a variety of projects, using a range of behavioral, neurological, electrophysiologial (ERPs), neuroimaging (fMRI), and biological (genetic, endocrine) approaches. S/he will have primary or shared responsibility for various aspects of research and laboratory management, including most of the following (depending on abilities and experience): creating experimental stimuli; designing experiments; running experiments on various subject groups; performing statistical analyses; writing papers; helping manage the lab's computers and server; managing undergraduate assistants; and working with the laboratory director and other lab members in preparing and managing grants and IRB protocols. The successful candidate will work closely with Dr. Ullman and with other Research Assistants, PhD students, and postdocs in the lab, as well as with our collaborators at Georgetown and at other institutions in the US and in other countries (e.g., Canada, UK, Spain, Portugal, Norway, Germany, Australia, Brazil, Indonesia, Iran, Turkey, Israel). 

Minimum requirements for the position include a Bachelor's degree (a Master's degree is a plus), with a significant amount of course-work or research experience in at least two and ideally three of the following: cognitive psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, computer science, and statistics. The following are highly desirable: at least some experience with Windows, Linux, E-Prime, programming, and statistics. A strong math aptitude is a plus. The candidate must be extremely responsible, reliable, energetic, hard-working, organized, and efficient, and be able to work with a diverse group of people.

To allow for sufficient time to learn new skills and to be productive, candidates must be available to work for at least two years, and ideally for three. The successful candidate will be trained in a variety of the methods and approaches used in the lab, including (depending on the focus of his/her work, and ongoing lab projects) statistics, experimental design, and neuroimaging methods. The successful candidate will ideally start as soon as possible (e.g., April 2014), but no later than June 1st 2014. 

Interested candidates should email Jarrett Lovelett (at brainlangadmin@georgetown.edu) their CV (which should include a summary of coursework and grades), and have 3 recommenders email him their recommendations directly. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position, which includes health benefits, is contingent upon funding. Georgetown University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Lab Manager/RA position in the NYU Neurolinguistics Lab

Full-time Lab Manager position in the NYU Neurolinguistics Laboratory (PI: Liina Pylkkänen). Initial appointment for one year, with possibility of renewal.  BA/BS or MA/MS in a cognitive science-related
discipline (psychology, linguistics, etc.) or computer science is required.
The lab manager will be involved in all stages of execution and analysis of
MEG experiments on language processing, with a concentration on the neural bases of syntactic and semantic composition. Previous experience with psycho- or neurolinguistic experiments is a plus. A background 
in statistics and some programming ability (especially Matlab) would give an applicant a strong edge.
Preferred start date is June 2014, but this is negotiable. Salary and rank
will be commensurate with experience. Applications will be accepted through May 1. Review of applicants will begin immediately. To apply, please email CV and names 

of references to Liina Pylkkanen at liina.pylkkanen@nyu.edu. Lab website: http://www.psych.nyu.edu/pylkkanen/lab/