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Oct '12

Post doctoral position in neuroaesthetics in Paris

Title: neural basis of emotion perception in art
Category: Biological/Neuroscience
Deadline: Rolling

Postdoc Description:

A 24 month Postdoctoral research position is available at the emotion centre (at paris 6 university/ CNRS and La Salpetriere hospital) in collaboration with the Jean Nicod Institute (Ecole Normale Supérieure/Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales/CNRS).
The fellow will work with Dr Stéphanie Dubal (Emotion center) and Dr Jérôme Pelletier (Jean Nicod Institute) on the neural basis of emotion perception in art.
The program will consist in leading Neuroimaging experiments on the perception of emotions in Chinese art. The fellow will join our multi-disciplinary program that brings together researchers in the field of social sciences as well as specialists in cognitive science and an artist around a common goal, which is to understand the perception of emotions in Chinese art.
Applicants should have a PhD in affective/cognitive neuroscience or a related field with a conceptual background in the study of emotion. Applicants should have experience conducting fMRI studies or MEG studies and conducting data analysis.
Ability to work well in a multidisciplinary highly collaborative research team would be advantageous. You should be willing to work closely with collaborators like philosophers and artists.
Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.
Net monthly salary: 2,039 €.
Please send a letter of interest, a CV, some letters of reference as well as relevant reprints of research articles to Stéphanie Dubal (stephanie.dubal@upmc.fr) and Jérôme Pelletier (jerome.pelletier@ehess.fr ).

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