Masterarbeit "Selective neural entrainment and dynamic attention in infants (DynamIn)"

26.01.2022

Masterarbeit am AB Entwicklungspsychologie bei Prof. Stefanie Höhl ausgeschrieben

Co-supervisors: Prof. Stefanie Höhl & Dr. Alicja Brzozowska

Effective learning in infancy depends on the ability to selectively attend to informative stimuli. Research done with adults suggests that this ability is supported by brain oscillations selectively entraining to relevant external rhythms. Drawing from adult research and combining electroencephalography (EEG) measurements with innovative stimulation methods, the DynamIn project aims to examine brain mechanisms of selective attention in infancy. Our findings will further our understanding of the mechanisms of cognitive development in infancy.

We are looking for a Master’s student to join our team in the summer semester 2022. An ideal candidate would be interested in cognitive development, as well as EEG data collection and behavioural coding.

 

Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • How do social and non-social cues modulate infant neural entrainment?
  • How are different EEG rhythms involved in dynamic attention in infancy?

We offer:

  • Experience collecting neurobehavioral data
  • Training in video coding (Datavyu) and data analysis (SPSS/R/MATLAB/Python)
  • Close supervision in English

Requirements:

  • Study of psychology/neuroscience/cognitive science/related field
  • Advanced English and German skills
  • High motivation and good organizational skills

 

Interested? Please contact us at alicja.brzozowska@univie.ac.at and send your CV and a short motivation letter (in English), Transcript of Records, and if applicable, references.