Our research is focused on auditory perception and cognition in humans and non-humans. A variety of methods are used including psychophysical measurements, video-game-based learning studies, long-term auditory training, and eye-tracking. Resources are available for testing children and infants as well as adults.
Candidates must have a strong background in research and a completed Ph.D. Basic programming skills (e.g. Matlab) are very desirable.
We are especially interested in candidates with research interests in the following areas:
- Auditory cognition
- Speech perception
- Perceptual learning and the effect of expertise
- Plasticity and sensitivity to regularity in perceptual input
- Word recognition
- Effects of context
- Multimodal processing for object recognition and language
- Related areas
Carnegie Mellon is an outstanding intellectual environment for cognitive and cognitive neuroscience research. The nearby University of Pittsburgh adds to the diversity of the academic environment, as does the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (www.cnbc.cmu.edu) a joint research center between CMU and Pitt.
Carnegie Mellon is located in Pittsburgh, PA. If you have never been to Pittsburgh, you will be very pleasantly surprised! The living environment in Pittsburgh is outstanding. Residents can take advantage of urban amenities and the surrounding countryside. Nestled in hills and rivers, Pittsburgh is a geographically attractive city with a low population density. As a result, the cost of living in Pittsburgh is low and the standard of living is high. Most university students and staff live close enough to campus to walk or bike to work and the housing options reflect the history of Pittsburgh – just around the corner from campus are many lovely old Victorian mansions that now provide apartment living with historic charm. Pittsburgh has its own ballet, opera, symphony, performing artists and lecture series, theater companies, public television station, art museum, music and arts festivals, etc. For sports fans there are the Pirates, the Steelers, and the Penguins. Runners can jog on forest trails in nearby parks (one just outside your Psychology-department office); bicycle fans have a nearby web of trails that run along old rail beds from downtown to Washington, D.C.
Please send a letter describing your research interests, vita with research experience, and names of three references to Lori Holt, firstname.lastname@example.org