Investigating the neural representations of human tool use with fMRI
Tool use is considered a typical human behaviour and its emergence is believed to be a critical step in the evolution of primates, even thought to delineate the appearance of Homo sapiens. Our present understanding of the neural mechanisms that govern tool use predominantly comes from studies using photographs of tools and not from studies actually asking participants to use real tools with their hands. This project, funded by the BIAL Foundation, will investigate the underlying neural codes involved in real 3D tool use with functional brain imaging and state-of-the-art multivoxel pattern analysis as well as advanced motion-tracking methods.
Deadline: 12th February 2016.
Studentships covering the full overseas fees are available.
Link for applications: https://www.uea.ac.uk/psychology/research-degrees