Dr. Angela de Bruin and Prof. Beth Jefferies are inviting applications for a fully funded PhD position on cognitive ageing and language production.The project will assess how age effects on lexical retrieval differ between language production in context versus production of isolated words. The project will furthermore examine how semantic cues available from the context can hinder versus facilitate lexical retrieval in older and younger adults. These questions will be addressed in behavioural and fMRI experiments. The PhD candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the research project, that is for designing experiments, conducting behavioural and neuroimaging experiments, data analysis, and the dissemination of results.
The deadline to apply is the 13th of January 2020.