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Working Memory • PhD position, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
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PhD position, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:01 pm
by CCMorey
PhD position Keeping irrelevant information out of mind (1,0 fte) (210273)
Organisation
Founded in 1614. One of the best universities in Europe and the world. A wide variety of disciplines. Internationally oriented. Rooted in the North of The Netherlands. Socially active. Our researchers and lecturers are inspired academics. Ambitious students. We respect the differences in talent, ambitions and performance of the 27.000 students and members of staff.

Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences
The Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences is a centre of knowledge focussing on individuals and society. The faculty studies issues relating to human behaviour, the relationships between people, and society as a whole. This includes the study of how people function under normal circumstances, but also of the problems encountered by individuals or groups, and how these can be resolved or prevented.
Job description
Successful performance in nearly any task requires attending to relevant information and, because processing resources are limited, suppressing irrelevant information. For example, when reading through a list of words with the goal of remembering all of the names in the list, it is important not to remember other items in the list such as the favorite hobbies or work affiliations of the people in the list. Recent work relating EEG markers of suppression to measures of memory span (Zanto & Gazzaley, 2009) suggest that inhibition of irrelevant information may be even more important than enhancement of relevant information in determining the success of information processing.

There is compelling evidence that it can be hard to ignore visual information when that information is also being held in memory (e.g., Soto & Humphreys, 2008). An interesting question is whether information that one has learned to suppress can be held in memory without detriment to ongoing information processing. If so, learning to suppress could help to improve performance in search under distraction, even if the distraction is caused by a related task. From a theoretical viewpoint, it is important to ask to what extent suppressing irrelevant information during performance (i.e., keeping external information from entering working memory) resembles keeping internally generated irrelevant information out of mind. For example, is poor suppression of multiple word meanings in reading related to difficulty in suppressing to-be-ignored information in a short-term memory task? And will training to suppress to-be-ignored information generalize across tasks?

This project looks for common theoretical ground for suppression at encoding, during task processing, and of information in memory. It will rely on behavioral measures and EEG to explore processes of suppression, and on formal modeling to integrate the empirical outcomes into a theoretical account of suppression. It will focus on development of suppression as a skill and will explore the generalizability of suppression. Possible applications include training regimes to improve visual search in complex environments and, given the suppression deficits that develop with age (Hasher & Zacks, 1988), information processing in the elderly.
Qualifications
• Master's degree in psychology, cognitive science, or cognitive neuroscience
• fluency in reading, speaking, and writing English
• solid background in research design and statistics.
Conditions of employment
The University of Groningen offers a salary of € 2,042 gross per month in the first year to € 2,612 gross per month in the final year. The position will be on a temporary basis/four years. After the first year a formal assessment of performance will take place. If the outcome is positive, the position will be extended for the remaining three years. The successful candidate will be encouraged to learn Dutch for better social integration. The Faculty will pay for the necessary courses at the university's language center.

Selected candidates will be invited to come for a job interview in Groningen on October 12, 2010. Travel costs will be refunded.

The PhD student will participate in the Behavioral and Cognitive Neurosciences research network (BCN) and the Information Processing and Task Performance program of the Heymans Institute (http://www.rug.nl/psy/onderzoek/onderzo ... erformance).

The project will be supervised by Dr Addie Johnson and Dr Candice Morey (http://www.rug.nl/staff/a.johnson and http://www.rug.nl/staff/c.c.morey).

Letters of application must include a statement of research interests and an academic curriculum vitae. Please provide the names of two academic references who may be contacted regarding your suitability for the position.

For information you can contact:
Prof. Addie Johnson, +31 50 3636384, a.johnson@rug.nl
Dr Candice Morey, +31 50 3636254, c.c.morey@rug.nl

To apply, use this web form:
http://www.tangram-tis.nl/10378/Kandida ... 0000004400