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Aug 21, 2006

Post-doc position in Neural Information Processing available at Ulm University (Germany)

From the Neuro-IT mailing list 

The Department of Neural Information Processing at the University of Ulm invites applications for a post-doc (or PhD student) position to begin November 1 2006, or later.

The Institute for Neural Information Processing at the University of Ulm (Germany) has two full professors, 4 postdocs and about 12 students and researchers in different areas of neural network research. Ongoing work includes mobile autonomous robots, computer vision, neural modelling, and pattern recognition.

Successful applicants will be expected to conduct research involving:

- pattern recognition or sensor fusion with artificial neural networks, or
- information processing in networks of spiking neurons, or
-large associative memory systems with possible applications in autonomous vehicles, bioinformatics, medicine, speech or vision, or modelling and recognition of emotions.

Post-doc candidates should have a recent PhD-degree for example in computer science, physics, mathematics or electrical engineering.

They will have some small teaching obligations, so some knowledge of German would be useful.

Applications for PhD-work are also possible. In this case the applicants should already have some experience in one of the fields mentioned above.

The appointment will be for at least 2 years. Salary will be BAT IIa (details depend on age and family status).

See for application details 

Aug 19, 2006

Position Offered for Programmer or Postdoctoral Fellowship in Applied Neurocomputational Modeling of Learning and Memory

Re-blogged from Neurodudes

We seek to hire a full time Research Assistant/Programmer or Postdoctoral Fellow to work on computer programming projects developing and testing neurocomputational models of the brain circuits for learning and memory, especially the basal ganglia, frontal cortex, and hippocampal region.

The applicant should be prepared and capable of working on applications of these models to two projects: (1) Applying these models to understand and predict the nature of memory and cognitive dysfunction in clinical brain disorders including Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s, and stroke/amnesia; (2) Applying models to a broad range of applied engineering and Artificial Intelligence applications in control and cognition, to compare them to alternative computing methods for solving problems in robotic-control and pattern recognition.

We are open to hiring either a post-BA who would work for at least two years before going on to graduate school or a postdoctoral fellow with a PhD. In either case, it is desirable that the person have (1) very strong computer programming skills, (2) prior experience with mathematical and computational neural-nework models of brain and/or behavior, preferably with exposure and experience with neural-network models, and (3) strong English-language writing and speaking skills.

We are located in Northern New Jersey, less than twenty minutes by train from midtown Manhattan. If interested, please email me a letter of interest summarizing your background, training, computer modeling skills and experience, previous publications and presentations of research, and future career goals. Also indicate your current location, citizenship, and Visa/workpermit status in the US.

Lab: http://www.gluck.edu
Memory Loss & Brain Newsletter: http://www.memorylossonline.com

Aug 06, 2006

Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies



The Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies is an organization that fosters "the ethical use of technology to expand human capacities"

From the Institute website:

Futurists have been examining the potential impacts of emerging technologies for decades, creating scenarios that inform anticipatory democratic debate and prospective social policy-making. In the program on the Consequences and Ethics of Emerging Technologies the IEET seeks to catalog the emerging technologies we believe will extend human capacities and to create a database of their projected consequences. This database will then be the basis for proposed policies to ensure the fullest realization of human potential.


The IEET portal has interesting stuff, including full-text articles, podcasts and reports covering a range of different topics (i.e. health, life, emerging technologies).

There is also a blog (RSS

The ASSC William James Prize for Contributions to the Study of Consciousness

The Association for the Scientific Studies of Consciousness (ASSC) is a society that promotes understanding of the nature, function, and underlying mechanisms of consciousness.
The ASSC currently has two official journals:
CONSCIOUSNESS & COGNITION "provides a forum for a natural-science approach to the issues of consciousness, voluntary control, and self" 
PSYCHE "is a free electronic journal dedicated to supporting the interdisciplinary exploration of the nature of consciousness and its relation to the brain"
Each year, the ASSC awards the "ASSC William James Prize for Contributions to the Study of Consciousness" for "an outstanding published contribution to the empirical or philosophical study of consciousness by a graduate student or postdoctoral scholar/researcher within 5 years of receiving a PhD or other advanced degree"
The 2005 ASSC award was assigned to the article "Attention to Intention" by Hakwan Lau and colleagues (Science, 2004, 303, 1208-1210). The article "describes research showing that attending to the intention to initiate a movement (as contrasted with attending to the movement itself) leads to an enhancement of activity in the pre-supplementary motor area. This finding suggests that activity in the pre-SMA reflects the representation of intention and that attention to intention may be one way in which effective conscious control of action is possible" (from the ASSC prize website)

Jul 18, 2006

PhD studentship on pervasive tech - Open University, Milton Keynes, UK

Deadine: 1 September 2006

Applicants are welcome for a University-funded PhD studentship at the Open University in the Computing Department to work with Prof. Yvonne Rogers's new research group (who will be joining this summer) at the cutting edge of HCI and pervasive technologies. Topics for research include exploring the benefits of tangibles, physical computing, and shared displays on collaborative activities, such as learning and problem-solving. Candidate must have a background in HCI, cognitive science/psychology or computing.

Starting Date: October 2006.
Please send CV and informal inquiries to yrogers@indiana.edu

May 10, 2006

Cognitive Development Research Assistant

Via Neurodudes 

Applications are invited for the post of a Cognitive Neuroscience Research Assistant in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences. The RA will participate in several ongoing research studies of cognitive development and cognitive disorders (Alzheimer’s disease in particular).

Responsibilities include: assembling assessment instruments; screening and recruiting subjects; obtaining informed consent; scheduling subjects for testing; tracking progress of the study; designing fMRI and EEG experiments; acquiring, archiving and analyzing fMRI, MRI, DTI, EEG and behavioral data; verifying data and entering pertinent information into database for statistical analysis; and assistance with manuscript preparation. For creative and highly motivated candidates, the position offers plenty of opportunities to co-author publications.


*Requires a BS/BA degree in psychology, human biology, neuroscience, symbolic systems or related fields.

*One to two years of work experience is required.

*A strong academic record is essential; past research experience with fMRI and children and/ or elderly subjects is desirable.

*Experience with any of the following would be an added advantage: EEG, computer programming, statistical analysis, and neuropsychological assessment.

*The candidate must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills; the ability to work well with children and elderly subjects; a willingness to tackle complex tasks in an independent manner; and a strong sense of responsibility towards work.

Please call 650.736.0128 if interested. More information will be given (limited info here to avoid spam bots).

May 09, 2006

Promoting Innovation in Electromyography

The Delsys Prize was established in 2003 by Professor Carlo J. De Luca to promote innovation in the field of Electromyography.

The competition is open to everyone with an interest in the field of Electromyography. Participants must summarize their innovative work to win a complete Bagnoli 8-Channel EMG System, EMGworks Signal Acquisition and Analysis Software and a National Instruments Data Acquisition card for desktop computers.  The Prize is valued at $11,500 USD.

The deadline for submitting entries is September 29, 2006.

The winner will be selected by a 5-member panel consisting of experts from scientific, engineering, and medical disciplines.

Past winners of the prize include: Ms. Kim Sherman of Sandalwood, Inc; Dr. F.C.T. van der Helm of Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands; and Dr. A.L. Hof of University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

To learn more about the prize, go to the company's website

May 07, 2006

HCI Research Assistant - London

Via Usability News

Deadine: 15 May 2006

Amberlight is a user-centred design consultancy. We conduct research into the experience of using our client’s product, then deliver insights to help them design a better experience which will achieve their business goals. We work closely with clients put users at the heart of their design process. We have been working across multiple platforms with some of the most exciting brands in the world for six years, including MSN, AOL, BBC, Sony, Orange and O2.

We currently have 17 employees, and are continuing to grow steadily. We are now looking for a Research Assistant to join our friendly and enthusiastic team. This is a great opportunity for a future usability / UCD consultant to gain the experience they need while playing a very important role in a successful company.

The responsibilities for this role include:
- Providing support to consultants during user research – this will mainly consist of viewing usability tests remotely and taking notes in a fieldsheet template about the users behaviour, including marking issues and responses to particular questions of interest.
- Assisting with analysis – following testing, helping the consultant to process the information gathered during user research. This may involve completing a findings log with observed issues, holding an analysis workshop with the consultant, or processing results from the user research e.g. card sorting analysis.
- Set-up of technical equipment – helping the consultant to get ready for the research. This may involve setting up rooms and equipment for testing or configuring our recording software.
- Video editing – identifying suitable illustrative video clips with the consultant and making the clips. May also involve making full-session recordings for the client.
- Supporting the research process in other ways as required – may include helping with the user recruitment process, for example contacting users to arrange research sessions; and any small tasks required to help the consultant on the project e.g. proof reading, printing and binding reports, burning CDs etc.

You need to have:
- UCD/HCI knowledge – you need to have a good understanding of the HCI field of knowledge, preferably with a formal qualification in this area such as an MSc. Perhaps you are a recent grad looking to gain experience in the world of usability.
- Note-taking abilities – you need to be able to take notes rapidly using a computer (good typing speed essential) + be confident using Word and Excel.
- Strong analytical skills to help develop insights out of the data gathered.
- Methodological skills are an advantage e.g. experience of performing usability tests, expert walkthroughs, card sorting etc
- Interpersonal skills - you need to be able to communicate in a clear and confident professional manner. This is not primarily a client-facing role, but you may come into contact with clients while viewing, and you need to behave appropriately at all times.
- Technical competence – you are broadly confident using technology, and willing to learn about equipment configurations and software used in user research. Experience with TechSmith Morae a big plus.
- Can-do spirit - we are a smallish company and you need to work with the team – to be willing to pitch in to help with anything and to contribute positively to the culture.
- Accountability – you care about your work being brilliant quality, delivered on time and useful for the consultant, and end client.
- Ambition – our aim with this role is to help you develop, and over time we will give you more responsibilities and expose you to more of the project cycle.
- Passion – You are genuinely excited at the prospect of UCD principles being applied to everything in the world, for evermore.
What we can give you
- Great experience in a leading UCD consultancy
- An opportunity to progress to a Consultant position with time and support
- Brilliant people to work with
- A chance to work with the best client list on the most interesting projects in the business
- Flexibility to pursue your own HCI interests and build your name in the community.

Please send your CV and why you think you are right for this position to Pippa Gawley at pippa@amber-light.co.uk, as soon as possible and by Monday 15th May at the latest. Please note that we can only consider people who are already eligible to work in the UK for this position. No agencies please. 

May 01, 2006

Interactive Media Studies Tenure-Track Positions, National University of Singapore

The Singapore government recently announced a $2 billion fund injection to boost the interactive/digital media industry. In addition, Singapore’s growing interactive media industry is attracting considerable industry investment. Recent milestones include the establishment of the Lucasfilm Animation Studio and a game development studio by Koei Games, Japan’s premiere video gaming company.

In view of government and industry interest to develop Singapore as an interactive media hub, the National University of Singapore seeks to expand its research and teaching expertise in the area. The Communications and New Media (CNM) Programme in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences invites applications for five tenure-track positions at either Assistant or Associate Professor levels.

We are seeking media scholars (Ph.D. /M.F.A. preferred) who conduct research, do creative work and/or have industry experience in one or more of the following areas:

1. Interactive Media content design and development—including games/interactive entertainment/serious games/e-learning, virtual/immersive environments, visual interface design, information architecture, interaction design, mobile and web-based content, e-learning

2. HCI and evaluation research—including observational research, mobile and pervasive computing, usability, presence & VR, social computing (virtual collaboration, social software and social networks), parasocial relationships

3. User experience design/strategy and innovation—including understanding the impact, desirability and context of interactive media technology from the perspectives of sociology, anthropology, psychology, ethnography, ergonomics/human factors

4. Interactive advertising/business/marketing—including electronic customer relationship management, interactive campaigns, mobile advertising

5. Media arts—storytelling, cyberculture and cyberarts, new media arts (theory and practice)

The successful applicant will teach core CNM courses as well as courses in his/her area of specialization. Examples of courses offered by our programme include Aesthetics of New Media, Critical Introduction to Gaming, Visual Design and Game Design. New courses include User Experience Design, Interactive Storytelling, and Interactivity and Everyday Life. For more details please see http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/cnm

Preference will be given to candidates who show evidence of (1) completing their Ph.D. by May 2006 (ABDs may apply); (2) effective teaching; (3) research/creative productivity; and (4) experience or promise in obtaining external grant funding.

Review of applications will commence immediately and chosen applicants will be able to start in August 2006 or January 2007. The search will continue until all the positions are filled.

(1) letter of application (addressing teaching/ research/creative interests and teaching effectiveness),
(2) C.V. and
(3) three letters of reference
to Dr. Sun Sun Lim at cnmjob@nus.edu.sg, or fax (65) 6779-4911.


To find out more about living and working in Singapore, see http://www.contactsingapore.org.sg/

To find out more about the National University of Singapore, see http://www.nus.edu.sg In the recent Times Higher Education Supplement World University Rankings, NUS was ranked 22nd in the world and amongst the top three universities in Asia.

Apr 20, 2006

IPRIZE: a $1,000,000 Challenge for Eye-Tracking

Via the IPRIZE website 

Eye tracking is a viable next-generation human computer interface. For individuals with significant motor disabilities, eye-tracking interfaces represent one of the few or only ways to communicate effectively. Unfortunately, current eye-tracking systems are expensive (over $10,000), invasive, inflexible, cumbersome and frustrating to use.
Moreover, improvements in eye tracking technology over the last 30 years have been purely incremental.
A revolution in eye tracking will be required in order to make eye tracking the next ubiquitous human computer interface. Simultaneous factors of 10 improvements are needed in the price, intrusiveness, robustness, speed, and accuracy of eye-tracking systems.

The IPRIZE is a $1,000,000 Grand Challenge designed to spark advances in eye-tracking technology through competition. Repeatedly throughout history, such Grand Challenges have lead to radical innovations that overcome significant technical and economic barriers. The IPRIZE competition will focus the efforts of scientific, engineering and entreprenuerial communities on this significant problem.
Learn more about eye-tracking technology and related applications (source: COGAIN project)
Portals and Links Collections Eye Tracking Conferences and Meetings

Apr 18, 2006

2007 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science




The Franklin Institute is soliciting nominations for the 2007 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science, which will be on the theme of Human-Centered Computing

From the website:

The Franklin Institute invites you to nominate candidates for the Benjamin Franklin Medals, the 2007 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science and the 2007 Bower Award for Business Leadership.

The Benjamin Franklin Medals are awarded annually in seven disciplines of science: chemistry, computer and cognitive science, earth and environmental science, electrical engineering, life science, mechanical engineering, and physics.

The Bower Awards are presented in a predetermined field of interest chosen each year. The theme of the 2007 Bower Award for Achievement in Science is Human-Centered Computing. The theme of the 2007 Bower Award for Business Leadership is Computer and Cognitive Science.

Please feel free to share this Call for Nominations with others who might wish to submit a nomination. Questions about the appropriateness of a particular nomination are welcome and should be directed to Dr. Philip W. Hammer, Vice President, The Franklin Institute, at the number and/or address listed in the nomination sections. 2007 nominations must be received in the Awards office by May 31, 2006.


$25K Prize for Neurobiology

Via Brain Waves



$25,000 Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology is now accepting entries. Deadline: June 15, 2006.

From the website:

The Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology acknowledges the increasing importance of this research in advancing our understanding of how the brain and nervous system function – a quest that seems destined for dramatic expansion in the coming decades. This international prize, established in 2002, is intended to encourage and support the work of promising young neurobiologists who have received their PhD or MD within the past 10 years. The prize is awarded annually to one young scientist for the most outstanding neurobiological research conducted by him/her during the past three years, as described in a 1,000-word entrance essay.

Apr 17, 2006

PhD in Computing/Virtual Reality & Neuroscience - Bournemouth, UK

This project is situated at the interface between computing and neurology. Our work in phantom limb syndrome has shown that effective pain relief can be achieved when subjects interact with a virtual environment that models the appearance and behavior of their missing limb. Development of this software is complex and time-consuming; therefore a more effective, flexible and reusable gesture system is needed. The system will intelligently interpret motion capture data gathered from multiple sources, including the subject’s stump and able limbs, to affect virtual enactment. This project is a collaboration between the Software Systems Modelling Group (www.sosym.co.uk) and Poole Hospital.

Applicants must have (or expect to receive) a good honours degree or equivalent in computer science or related discipline and demonstrate:

* An excellent understanding of Human-Computer Interaction
* Strong object oriented design and programming skills
* Strong computer graphics knowledge and experience

Studentships will be funded at £12,500 per year, starting 01/10/2006. Please send applications (including covering letter, CV and two academic referees) to the address below.

Dr Fiona Knight
Graduate School Manager
The Graduate School
Bournemouth University
PG63 Talbot Campus
Fern Barrow, Poole
Dorset BH12 5BB
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1202 965902
Fax: +44 (0)1202 965069
Email: graduateschool@bournemouth.ac.uk

Mar 24, 2006

Senior and Junior Researcher Positions available in the NeuroVers-IT project

In the framework of the European Union’s Marie Curie network for human resources and mobility activity, a new project “NeuroVers-IT” investigating Neuro-Cognitive Science and Information Technology has been set up. The project aims at collaborative, highly multidisciplinary research between 11 European well-known research institutions in the areas of neuro-/cognitive sciences/biophysics and robotics/information technologies/ mathematics. Topics covered are self-learning and self-configuring systems, bi-directional neuro-electronic interfaces (microelectronics devices and systems interfacing neuronal cultures to computers) and integrating methods of self-learning, task orientation and adaptation into “living” artefacts (robot systems controlled by real neural networks). For this project, all research institutions participating in the project are looking for European experienced PdD researcher or  early stage researcher.

The ideal candidates should have a university degree in neuroscience, a cognitive science, computer science/mathematics and/or electrical engineering/biophysics. A good knowledge of spoken and written English is required along with a disposition to work in different European countries while being employed at one of the partner institutions. Both types of positions involve extensive personal career plans and training at the “home” institution of the researcher and at the partner labs, participation in organizing a Neuro-Engineering summer school and e-learning platform facilities.

For information about these positions you may contact

Prof. Dr. Alois Knoll, Technische
Universität München, Fakultät für Informatik, E-mail neuroversit@in.tum.de,
Tel. +49 89 289 18106.

You may also send your written application including your CV and other relevant material to vehne@in.tum.de before Apr. 20, 2006. Your application will then be forwarded to one of the research institutions of the project.

Mar 20, 2006

Positive Psychology Award from John Templeton Foundation

Via the APA Monitor 

The John Templeton Foundation seeks applications for the eighth annual Martin E.P. Seligman Award for Outstanding Dissertation Research in Positive Psychology. The prize awards $1,000 to a scholar who has completed a PhD dissertation in any area of positive psychology research and who plans to continue research in this area. Candidates must have completed their dissertation after March 30, 2003.

The award also includes travel to and one day’s lodging and expenses for the 2006 Positive Psychology Summit, Oct. 6–8, in Washington, D.C., where the award will be presented.

To apply, candidates should send six copies of both their curriculum vitae and a summary of their dissertation research. The summary—limited to no more than eight pages, including tables and figures, but excluding references—should contain:

• A description of the problem investigated.

• An explanation of the methods.

• A summary of the findings.

• A discussion of the significance of the findings in relation to positive psychology.

• An outline of how the work might be continued.

A selection committee, chaired by Kennon M. Sheldon, PhD, of the University of Missouri–Columbia, will determine three finalists by June 1. Finalists will then submit a copy of their completed dissertations for review.

Materials must be postmarked no later than April 15. Send them to Communications Department, John Templeton Foundation, 300 Conshohocken State Road, Suite 500, West Conshohocken, PA 19428.

Mar 14, 2006

Two vacancies for Neural Scientists at University of Twente

The positions are available in the framework of the EU-project NeuroVers-it (Neuro-Cognitive Science and Information Technology, one of the Marie Curie research training networks). The EU-project aims at collaborative, highly multidisciplinary research between 11 european research institutions in the areas Neuro-cognitive Science and Robotics/IT. Topics are Self-learning and configuring systems, Bi-directional living-electronic interfaces, and Integrated self-learning living artefacts.
The vacancies reside in the group Biomedical Signals and Systems, Chair Neurotechnology, Department Electrical Engineering/Institute for Biomedical Technology (Faculty Electrical Engineering, mathematics and Computer Science). The specific research topic is the development of mathematical/simulation models for the evolution of in vitro cultured neuronal networks (connectivity and plasticity). The models will be based on (in-house and externally obtained) experimental data from cultured networks. They involve the evolution of ‘stand-alone’ networks (spontaneous behaviour) as well as ‘sensory connected’ (to the outside world), modulated and trained networks.

PhD student (4 years)

What we expect:
Recent MSc diploma in biophysics/electrical engineering/informatics/statistics or BME. Expertise in neurophysiology experimentation and mathematics/stochastic modeling/simulation.

What we offer:
We offer a full-time position with a maximum duration of 4 years. The gross salary for the PhD student will range from € 1877 in the first year to € 2407 per month in the fourth year, according to the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. Salary will be supplemented by EU-mobility allowances. Candidates can not be Dutch citizens.

Postdoc (1 year, with possibility for extension to 2 or 4 years)

What we expect:

PhD diploma (not older than 6 years) in biophysics/neuroscience/neural networks/statistics or BME. Strong expertise in neuro-informatic modeling.

What we offer:
We offer a full-time position with a maximum duration of 4 years. The gross salary for the postdoc student will depend on experience, minimum is € 2639 per month, according to the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. Salary will be supplemented by EU-mobility allowances. Candidates can not be Dutch citizens. Both positions involve extensive personal career plans and training, at UT and at several partner labs, a Neuroengineering summer school courses and eLearning platform facilities.

Information and application
For information about this position you may contact : Prof. dr. Wim L.C. Rutten, professor of Neurotechnology.
Tel: +31 53 4892761 or 4892760
e-mail: w.l.c.rutten@utwente.nl

Mar 12, 2006

Post-doc position in CBT and VR in Marseilles, France

Via the VRPSYCH mailing list

A post-doc position concerning the use of virtual reality in cognitive and behavioral therapy is available at National Research Center (CNRS) in Marseilles, France. For further information contact Daniel Mestre, senior research scientist at CNRS.


Mar 09, 2006

A PhD in Touch

Via Pasta and Vinegar 

A PhD position is available at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design for the Touch Project:

Radio Frequency IDentification is a wireless technology that is is currently finding applications in the replacement of barcodes in supply chains and logistics. This cheap and potentially ubiquitous technology is likely to influence the interactions we have with many products and services. The Touch project therefore looks at user-centred applications of the technology. A PhD is now available as part of the project.

Touch is interested in developing user-centred applications and services: assessing ways in which the technology might be used in everyday life in useful, fun and non-invasive ways. The growing integration of RFID readers in mobile phones enables simple interactions between phones and physical objects with a ‘swipe’ or ‘touch’. In Japan there are around 10 million people paying for tickets and other services with ‘wallet phones’ and near field communication. These applications in ticketing and retail are the first areas to emerge as mass-market uses.

An initial exploratory period will develop specific research questions and application areas. Touch will look closely at social practices around mobile use and RFID. How does the increasing digitalisation of physical objects affect identity, culture, play, and issues of social transformation. Are there areas of everyday physical activity that would benefit from network intervention? Are there networked, online activities that could be supported by interactions with the physical?

The project will develop a number of practical investigations of the relationship between the digital and the physical. In particular looking at shifts in advertising or marketing, retail activity, public and civic services, gaming or play, and issues around personal, social and communicative uses. Through the design of digital and physical artefacts, applications and prototypes, the project will build a body of knowledge around near field interactions.

The PhD will work on specific themes within the project. This will require self-initiated research, as well as collaborative development with other designers, an anthropologist, software developers, the mobile industry and user groups. Applicants should have a design background and be able to demonstrate knowledge of social, tangible or mobile interaction design. Applicants are encouraged to submit a diversity of themes and approaches within these areas.

The fellowship is provided by Institute of Design, AHO, Oslo, Norway, and has a duration of 3 years, starting date early to mid 2006. The yearly salary amounts to NOK 292.000.

Deadline for applications: Postmarked no later than 22 March 2006.

Applications should be sent to:
Attn: Timo Arnall / Interaction Design
Oslo School of Architecture and Design
Maridalsveien 29
0175 Oslo

Feb 22, 2006

Cognitive and Emotional Health Project

Via Brain Blog

The US National Institute on Aging (NIA), the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) have launched a new initiative, called Cognitive and Emotional Health Project. The goal of the initiative is to evaluate the state of the art in research on demographic, social and biologic determinants of cognitive and emotional health in aging adults.

From the website

"Three Institutes, the National Institute on Aging (NIA), the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), have joined efforts to launch a new trans-NIH initiative, Cognitive and Emotional Health Project: The Healthy Brain. There are now about 45 million Americans over age 60 and 117 million over age 40. Current evidence indicates that a large number of them are at substantial risk for cognitive impairment from many causes as they age. The same is true for emotional disorders. While research into biological mechanisms and environmental and social effects are yielding promising results in both animal and human studies, much remains to be discovered. Advances in understanding the positive and negative changes in cognition and emotion in adulthood, and what can be done to preserve and enhance positive outcomes, is at the core of the missions of the participating Institutes. The overall goal of the "Healthy Brain Project" is to assess the state of longitudinal and epidemiological research on demographic, social and biologic determinants of cognitive and emotional health in aging adults and the pathways by which cognitive and emotional health may reciprocally influence each other. A number of activities have been undertaken to accomplish these goals."

Feb 21, 2006

MSc in Human-Centred Systems, City University, London

Event Date: 1 March 2006 to 1 March 2006 - WEDNESDAY 1 MARCH 2006 (5.00 - 7.00pm)

The City University, London, offers a part-time, full-time, and flexible learning MSc in Human-Centred Systems, delivered by the world-renowned Centre for Human Computer Interaction Design.

Postgraduate internships in industry can also be undertaken as part of the degree.

Book online to attend the Open Evening:

then drop in any time between 5 and 7 pm to meet the Course Director and find out more.