How do our senses work together? Our eyes and ears cooperate to help us understand our environment. We frequently perceive visual and auditory stimuli as being bound together if they seem likely to have arisen from a common source. That's why we tend not to notice that the speakers on TV sets or in movie theatres are located beside, and not behind, the screen. Research in my laboratory is devoted to investigating the question of how the brain coordinates the information arising from the ears and eyes. Our findings challenge the historical view of the brain's sensory processing as being automatic, autonomous, and immune from outside influence.
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We seek a lab technician/lab manager for a start date Sept 1, 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter. The job is approximately equal measures animal care and administrative duties. The animal care involves work with macaques, including handling and training them, and potentially helping with experiments. Administrative duties involve facilitating the day-to-day needs of researchers in the lab such as ordering supplies pre-emptively so there are no shortages, working with vendors to generate quotes for new items, charting the health status of animals in the lab, working with University administrators as needed, overseeing the laboratory’s compliance with IACUC regulations, etc. and other necessary activities to keep the lab running smoothly. Depending on the employee’s interests and aptitude, the job could involve direct participation with research as long as this does not detract from other responsibilities. The only necessary qualification for the job is a high level of comfort and skill in handling and caring for large animals. Prior experience with non-human primates is not necessary but would be considered a plus. For more information, send resume, cover letter, and a list of references to Dr. Jennifer Groh (email@example.com) as soon as possible, ideally by August 27, 2014.
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