PhD Studentship - How (a)typical ageing affects our ability to recognise places Bournemouth University, UK
Ageing, and in particular, atypical ageing is associated with marked declines in navigation abilities, which can have devastating effects on people’s independence and quality of life. While these impairments are well known, the precise underlying psychological mechanisms remain unknown. In this project, you will combine eye-tracking and virtual environments technology to investigate how typical and atypical ageing affects our ability to memorise and recognise places, fundamental building blocks of successful navigation and orientation. Application deadline is the 18th of June 2017.