A recent body of cutting-edge research in psychology and neuroscience investigates the degree to which memories are involved in human cognition. Key to this work is pinning down how memories are first represented and how these representations evolve over time to support decision making. This PhD project will use a range of approaches, dependent on the applicant’s skills and interests, to further our knowledge in this area.
This may include behavioural experiments that will probe how decision-making behaviour changes after a period of quiet wakefulness, computational modelling that will identify what changes in underlying representations are consistent with that behaviour, and functional MRI experiments that will reveal which brain systems instantiate these computations. Understanding how memories influence our behaviour is a necessary first step for designing new interventions that can improve our mental health.
Primary Supervisor: Professor Will Penny
Start Date: 1 October 2022
For more information on this project, please visit www.uea.ac.uk
This PhD project is in a School of Psychology competition for funded studentships. These studentships are funded for 3 years and comprise of tuition fees and an annual stipend of £15,500.
To apply for this job please visit www.jobs.ac.uk.