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PhD position in cognitive neuroscience/computational modelling

Uncategorised Posted on Fri, October 29, 2021 12:52:56

A phd studentship (competition funding, EASTBIO/BBSRC) is available with start on September 2022. The project investigates the neural substrate of motor eye dominance (the stable preference for one of the two eyes when sighting).

A full project description and information about the application process are available here.

You can contact me at daniela.balslev@st-andrews.ac.uk if you have questions.



Lecture “Ocular Proprioception and Attention”, International Society for Proprioceptive Disorders, 2021

Uncategorised Posted on Thu, October 28, 2021 23:07:32

It’s been a great pleasure to record a lecture on “Ocular Proprioception and Attention” this week, at the invitation of the organizers of the International Society for Proprioceptive Disorders.

The lecture is available here.

The lecture has three parts. The first part, “Oculoproprioception: Anatomy” presents the anatomy of the oculoproprioceptive system and allows me to offer a first glimpse into new, yet unpublished, results from my lab showing an oculoproprioceptive projection in the brainstem’s oculomotor nuclei in humans likely to play a role in inter-ocular alignment.

The second part, “Oculoproprioception: Methods” details the methods that are available to study this sensory modality in humans.

The final part “Attention” presents the contribution of the oculoproprioceptive signals to the allocation of attention in space and a new hypothesis about disease mechanisms in spatial neglect, which is a disorder of spatial attention in stroke patients.

I just realised that the lecture compresses thirteen years of research into just 90 minutes. I feel very privileged to have worked on a topic I am curious about and to meet great mentors, colleagues and students along the way.



Join the lab?

Uncategorised Posted on Wed, July 01, 2020 19:18:29

If you are interested to join the lab as an Undergraduate, Master or PhD student or as a postdoctoral researcher please get in touch with Daniela at db87@st-andrews.ac.uk.