You will be part of the Speech Perception in Audiovisual Communication
(SPEAC) lab of Dr Hans Rutger Bosker at the Donders Centre for Cognition within the Faculty of Social Sciences of Radboud University and part of the Donders Institute. You will collaborate with researchers in the SPEAC lab interested in gesture-speech alignment, prosody, and audiovisual speech perception. Furthermore, there are close links to and collaborations with related research groups, including the Communicative Brain
(PI: Linda Drijvers) and Sound Learning
(PI: James McQueen) groups. The Donders Institute houses an MEG scanner and high-performance computing facilities to facilitate the acquisition, processing and analysis of big data. HearingHands itself offers a generous budget for conference visits (€1500 a year), organising workshops, setting up new collaborations, and participant testing.
The Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour is a world-class interfaculty research centre, that houses more than 700 researchers devoted to understanding the mechanistic underpinnings of the human mind. Research at the Donders Institute is focused around four themes: 1. Language and communication
, 2. Perception, action and decision-making
, 3. Development and lifelong plasticity
, 4. Natural computing & neurotechnology
. Excellent, state-of-the-art research facilities are available for the broad range of neuroscience research that is being conducted at the Donders Institute. The Donders Institute has been assessed by an international evaluation committee as ‘excellent’ and recognised as a ‘very stimulating environment for top researchers, as well as for young talent’. The Donders Institute fosters a collaborative, multi-disciplinary, supportive research environment with a diverse international staff. English is the lingua franca at the Institute.
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