The Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language – BCBL is offering one 4-year funded doctoral opportunity to integrate the Educational Neuroscience and Developmental Disorders group led by Dr. Marie Lallier. The candidate will work on the BILREADY project funded by the Agencia Estatal de Investigación, Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (PID2022-136989OB-I00). In that project, we aim to determine whether highly efficient interhemispheric connectivity during speech processing could enhance the phonological and reading skills of children with and without dyslexia. The present doctoral project will focus on the design and validation of a novel and cutting-edge intervention focused on boosting interhemispheric connectivity during speech processing through neurofeedback using electroencephalography (EEG). The expected results of this project should have a significant impact on all the levels of translational research in contributing to identifying mechanisms that can be trained to foster cognitive strategies subtending learning how to read, and learning, more broadly. The appointed candidate will work in close collaboration with the group of Dr. M. Lizarazu and Dr. M. Ruzzoli from the BCBL, as well as with Dr. M. Bourguignon (Brussels University) to develop the neurofeedback protocol at stake.
Application deadline: 12 December 2023