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LINGUIST List 22.1388

Thu Mar 24 2011

Jobs: Neurolinguistics: PhD Position, U of Groningen, Faculty of Arts

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        1.     wyke van der Meer , Neurolinguistics: PhD Position, University of Groningen, Faculty of Arts, Netherlands

Message 1: Neurolinguistics: PhD Position, University of Groningen, Faculty of Arts, Netherlands
Date: 23-Mar-2011
From: wyke van der Meer <w.a.van.der.meerrug.nl>
Subject: Neurolinguistics: PhD Position, University of Groningen, Faculty of Arts, Netherlands
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University or Organization: University of Groningen, Faculty of Arts
Department: Center for Language and Cognition
Job Location: Groningen, Netherlands
Web Address: http://www.rug.nl/let/index
Job Rank: PhD position

Specialty Areas: Neurolinguistics


PhD position Neurolinguistic profiles of developmental dyslexia (0,8 fte)

The research programme Neurolinguistic profiles of developmental dyslexia
in a longitudinal perspective (funded by NWO) forms a continuation of the
Dutch Dyslexia Programme (DDP): a longitudinal study that started in 1998,
in which 180 children with a familial risk of dyslexia, and over 100
control children have been studied from the age of 2 months until 10 years.
The DDP yielded a worldwide unique, longitudinal data-set; the research
population is still available.

In the present programme, this context allows us to further study the
phonological and literacy development of these children, and to address the
following intriguing question. Although about 40% to 60% of children from
dyslexic parents are diagnosed with dyslexia (labeled DYS), the remaining
at-risk children learn to read and spell within normal ranges (nonDYS). The
crucial question is how the differences between affected and unaffected
children in reading abilities relate to risk factors and protecting factors
in neurolinguistic processing.

In close collaboration with a parallel project at the UvA, this project
monitors the higher order reading acquisition process by means of fMRI
combined with EEG (ERP) measurements while the children perform
increasingly complex reading tasks requiring integration of phonological,
lexical and semantic processes. Theoretical and technical support is
available. Task of the PhD-student is to set up, conduct, analyze and
publish this exciting series of experiments.

- (Research) Master's degree in experimental or clinical linguistics,
cognitive neuroscience, neurolinguistics, learning disabilities, or related
- experience/affinity with neurophysiology (EEG, \ERP) and/or
brain-imaging (fMRI)
- good knowledge of statistical analysis
- C-command of the English language
- excellent writing skills.

Please use the the Application URL below for the complete advert and the
application guidelines.

Application Deadline: 25-Apr-2011

Web Address for Applications: http://www.academictransfer.com/9054
Contact Information:
wyke van der Meer
Email: w.a.van.der.meerrug.nl

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