Monday, June 20, 2016

Pre- or post-doctoral research position in MEG research in the NYU Abu Dhabi Neuroscience of Language Lab (PIs Pylkkänen & Marantz)

The NYU Abu Dhabi Neuroscience of Language Lab ( has an opening for a research scientist, which could be realized either as a pre-doctoral RAship or as a post-doc. 

A BA/BS, MA/MS or PhD in a cognitive science-related discipline (psychology, linguistics, etc.) or computer science is required. 

The hired person would ideally have experience with psycho- and neurolinguistic experiments, a background in statistics and some programming ability (especially Python and Matlab). A strong computational background and knowledge Arabic would both be big plusses.  

The pre/post-doc's role will depend on the specific qualifications of the person hired, but will in all cases involve MEG research on structural aspects of language. 

In Abu Dhabi, salary and benefits, including travel and lodging, are quite generous. We are looking to start this position as soon as possible. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately.

To apply, please email cover letter, CV and names of references to Liina Pylkkanen at and Alec Marantz at

Friday, June 3, 2016


Although David Kemmerer’s new textbook has not been out very long, his editor at Psychology Press, Paul Dukes, is already starting to solicit feedback that could be useful for a 2nd edition.  He’s especially interested in finding out what instructors have liked and not liked about the 1st edition, and what they would want to see in any 2nd edition.  He has a questionnaire and can offer a fee to anyone who’s interested in responding.  His email address is: