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10-11-2002, 05:40 AM
Ph. D. Studentships in Perception-Action: University of Cincinnati
Psychology Department

1-2 Ph. D. studentships are available beginning Fall 2003 in the
Perceptual-Motor Dynamics Laboratory housed in the Psychology Department
at the University of Cincinnati, directed by Dr. Michael Riley and Dr.
Kevin Shockley. The Perceptual-Motor Dynamics Laboratory comprises more
than 2500 sq. ft. of laboratory space, including motion capture
laboratories (two Polhemus Fastrack/6-D Research Systems), a posture
laboratory (Bertec force platform), a Silicon Graphics workstation, a
haptic perception laboratory, and PC & Mac facilities. Ongoing research
projects include studies of coordinated rhythmic movement and interlimb
coordination, postural control (e.g., effects of supra-postural and
cognitive tasks on balance, postural instability in Parkinson's
disease), attention and dual-tasking during motor performance,
perceptual-motor adaptation, and haptic perception (proprioception and
dynamic touch).

Students will receive training in computational, ecological, and
dynamical approaches to perception-action and cognition, nonlinear
dynamics and complex systems, motion capture technology, and statistical
and time-series methods. Students also have opportunities to pursue
coursework and training in related areas such as human
factors/ergonomics and cognitive science. Acceptance for graduate study
at the UC Psychology Department includes a tuition waiver, fringe
benefits (including health insurance), and a monthly living stipend.

Preferred qualifications: Bachelor's/equivalent or master's degree in
Psychology, Kinesiology, Cognitive Science, or related field.
Applicants with backgrounds in other fields with a background or strong
interest in applying engineering, mathematical, and physics concepts to
problems of human perception and action will also be considered.
Competitive GPA and GRE (including Psychology subject test) and research
experience preferred. Grade of B or higher in undergraduate or
graduate-level statistics and research methods.

Contact michael.riley@uc.edu (513-556-5544) or kevin.shockley@uc.edu
(513-556-3124), or visit http://www.uc.edu/~rileym/pmdl/RileyLab/ for
more information.

Michael A. Riley, Ph. D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
ML 0376, 429 Dyer Hall
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0376 USA

Office: 229-F Dyer Hall

P: 513.556.5544
F: 513.556.1904


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