PHD SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX: FROM SENSATION AND PERCEPTION TO AWARENESS
Corresponding author: Anil Seth (A.K.Seth@sussex.ac.uk)
We are delighted to invite applications for the second round of the Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarship Programme in ‘From Sensation and Perception to Awareness’, hosted across multiple Schools at the University of Sussex. Up to **eight** fully funded positions will be awarded (for UK/EU applicants), starting Sep 2019. The aim of the programme is to bring together doctoral researchers from different disciplines to advance our understanding of the interactions between sensing, perception, and awareness in humans, animals, and machines. Applicants can select from a range of projects or propose their own. Pre-specified projects are divided into three main themes: (i) Human-computer interaction and digital arts, (ii) human cognitive neuroscience and computational neuroscience, and (iii) sensory neuroscience.
For more details and for how to apply please see https://www.findaphd.com/search/PhdDetails.aspx?CAID=3783 and https://www.sussex.ac.uk/sensation/applications. For more on the Programme please visit https://www.sussex.ac.uk/sensation/, and follow us on Twitter @SensationSussex. Email enquiries to Leverhulme@sussex.ac.uk. Application deadline is **31st January 2019**. The programme is co-directed by Anil Seth (Engineering and Informatics) and Jamie Ward (Psychology).
This workshop brings together researchers from all disciplines who have a deep interest in questions related to the scientific study of consciousness as well as a background in mathematics or physics in order to discuss and develop formal models of the mind-matter relation.
In contrast to typical conferences, the workshop centers on discussions in small groups to bridge the gap between critical thinking and creative brainstorming. Each discussion session is dedicated to a specific topic centered around:
- Discussing existing models of consciousness, evaluating merits as well as drawbacks on a philosophical and on a technical level
- Working out possible applications or variations of these models, both concerning theoretical and experimental notions
- Offering creative space so as to invite ideas and intuitions which are directed at developing new models of consciousness
- Exploring new ways of thinking about the mind-matter relation more generally
Date: Saturday, March 23 – Saturday, March 30, 2019
Place: Mountain Cabin, Dorfgastein, Austria
Workshop fee: 350 Euros (includes accommodation, shuttle to the cabin, all meals, and nonalcoholic beverages; financial support for both workshop fee and travel expenses is available**)
Deadline for applications is Sunday, January 13, 2019 AoE. (more…)
Collective coupling and coordinated joint action in musical ritual settings are core elements of human cultural practices around the world.
Studies of ritual and social cognition have paid increasing attention to the rich embodied, temporal, and sensorial dimensions of social coupling during ritual practice.
In this paper, Ximena González-Grandón explore inclusive perspectives which believe that to take embodied and experimental aspects of synchronized movement seriously it is necessary to include the activation of the entire motor body and peripheral nervous system.
Successful social and musical coupling relies upon the transient synchronization of distinct frecuency oscilations throughout the entire body, and this synchronization allows for brief temporal windows of social communication sustained by special kinds of shared bodily consciousness.
Link to the full article: How Music Connects: Social Sensory Consciousness in Musical Ritual
This degree might be of interest for Spanish-speaking researchers interested in 4E Cognition. Tom Froese is part of the tutors of this program.
I just received an announcement of this new website from Claire Petitmengin. The content should be of interest to members of this group, especially those working with human participants.
In particular, note that there is information on training and workshops, which could be quite useful indeed.