PhD Position: Electrophysiological Response in Post-Traumatic Coma, University of Birmingham, UK
A 3-year fully-funded PhD studentship is available at supervised by Dr Damian Cruse and Prof Antonio Belli, with funding from the Medical Research Council (MRC) Integrated Midlands Partnership for Biomedical Training (IMPACT). The successful applicant will be part of an MRC-funded project to investigate EEG markers of speech processing in both healthy individuals and patients who are comatose as a result of a severe traumatic brain injury. Patients in coma will be assessed with EEG within the first two-weeks post-injury and then followed for 12-months with further behavioural and EEG assessments that will provide an unprecedented characterisation of the level of consciousness that returns. This project is a unique opportunity to conduct cognitive neuroscience research that both contributes to our fundamental understanding of how the brain supports consciousness, and has a direct impact on clinical decision-making. Application deadline: 16 January 2017.