2 Phd Positions, Ghent University, Ghent, and Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium

We are looking for one full-time PhD student position at Ghent University on the topic “The role of confidence and urgency in deciding to stop sampling information” (with Tom Verguts, Kobe Desender, and Elise Lesage), and one full-time PhD student position at Ghent University and Vrije Universiteit Brussel on the topic “A model-based approach to study transfer in decision making and cognitive control” (with Tom Verguts and Senne Braem). Both positions are for four years (provided positive periodic evaluation), preferably starting Oct 2019 or earlier. Candidates should have a Master in a relevant domain such as Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, or Computer Science. Candidates are expected to carry out empirical work combining behavioral studies, neuroimaging (depending on the project: EEG, TMS, or fMRI), and computational modeling. Expertise in these methods is not required, but strong interest in cognitive neuroscience, data analysis, and computer programming are.

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