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02-23-2009, 01:43 PM

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position in Locomotor Control is
available beginning Summer, 2009. The NIH-funded project investigates
multi-sensory control strategies for locomotion using a state-of-the-
art ambulatory virtual environment (the 40 x 50 ft VENLab, www.cog.brown.edu/research/ven_lab/
). Locomotor behavior, including steering, obstacle avoidance, and
pedestrian interactions, is modeled using a dynamical systems
approach. The post-doc will investigate the contributions of visual,
vestibular, proprioceptive, and podokinetic information to steering
control; test the effects of visual field loss; and model the dynamics
of crowd behavior. Candidates should have a background in human
perceptual-motor research or kinesiology, with expertise in movement
analysis and programming; knowledge of signal processing and dynamical
modeling are highly desirable.

The position is available in Summer, 2009, and is renewable for up to
5 years. The Ph.D. must be completed before starting. Send CV, one-
page statement of research interests, and 3 letters of reference to
Dr. William H. Warren, Perception-Action Search, Dept. of Cognitive &
Linguistic Sciences, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912 USA, or to Bill_Warren@brown.edu
Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Brown
University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

William H. Warren, Professor and Chair
Dept. of Cognitive & Linguistic Sciences
Brown University, Box 1978
Providence, RI 02912
401-863-3980 ofc
401-863-2255 FAX