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PhD Student Bursary, School of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.

3 year funded bursary.

REF BLSS PhD PSYCH 1 - New insights into ADHD through behavioral and
modelling studies

There are many limitations on the behaviour of complex neural systems,
but one primary constraint is to filter incoming input in order that
actions can be programmed to behaviourally relevant stimuli. This is
the limit of ‘attention’. A major challenge for current researchers is
to understand how (and why) these limitations arise, especially in
conditions like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) where
the attentional system is dysfunctional. The projects main aims are to
access differences in visual attention between children diagnosed with
ADHD and typically functioning children and the role of diet in this.
We aim to do this using a novel interdisciplinary approach, behavioral
and computational modelling study together with a food diary.  The PhD
is part of a bigger research project that is in collaboration with The
University of Oxford (Prof. Glyn Humphreys) and Russell Hall Hospital
(Dr Chrysavgi Tsakona).

The successful applicant will join the newly-established Centre for
Applied Psychological Research (CAP Research) within the Division of
Psychology at Birmingham City University. This centre is part of a
vibrant and rapidly expanding research community, which offers
applicants with an excellent opportunity to develop their research
career. This can include the opportunity to gain teaching experience,
to participate in research seminars and to co-supervise undergraduate
projects.

Lead Supervisor - Dr Eirini Mavritsaki (eirini.mavritsaki[at]bcu.ac[dot]uk).

For further information please visit
http://www.bcu.ac.uk/courses/social-sciences