Ph.D. in Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University
Starting in September 2013
The Computational Neuroscience Lab will accept students to do their Ph.D. working on
theoretical and experimental studies of associative learning.
Our theoretical studies use neural newtworks to describe behavior in "real time"
based on processes that take place in different brain regions. The models permit to study
the effect of brain lesions and the administration of different drugs that affect learning.
Neural Network for Asociative Learning (Schmajuk, 2010)
Our experimental studies consist of probabilistic learning in humans. In these
experiments participants learn to estimate the probability that a given food will result in
At present, our projects concentrate on
1. Causal learning,
2. Inhbitory learning,
3. Extinction and renewal, and
Applicant should have a good mathematical foundation. Some familiarity with neural
networks is desirable.
For more informatio about our lab, see http://schmajuklab.psych.duke.edu/
Interested candidates please send email and Vitae to Professor Nestor Schmajuk
( email@example.com ) as soon as possible.
Applications, which should be addressed to Duke University, are due around