Two postdoctoral positions in gesture-speech synchrony, Donders Institute, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Come and join the Speech Perception in Audiovisual Communication lab (SPEAC at the Donders Institute, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands! Three year contract; 0.8 FTE. Gross monthly salary: min €3,974 - max €5,439 (based on 38-hour working week; scale 11).

Position 1
You will test both the production and perception of gesture-speech alignment in nine different languages, including free-stress, fixed-stress, and lexical tone languages, using motion-tracking of 2D videos in Mediapipe and acoustic analyses in Praat. See link for full details.

Position 2
You will use rapid invisible frequency tagging (RIFT) in MEG to pinpoint the neurobiological mechanisms underlying gesture-speech integration. Specifically, you will test how simple up-and-down beat gestures influence lexical stress perception in real time, using the 'manual McGurk effect' (Bosker & Peeters, 2021, Proc Roy Soc B), testing both typical and autistic individuals.

Application deadline: 1 December 2022. Preferred starting date: 1 March 2023.

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