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Postdoc position - Spatial asymmetries and numerosities in macaques (expiration: 25-03-2021)

1 postdoc position. Research project: Spatial asymmetries in numerosity mapping in rhesus monkeys. This position is within a collaborative project between the CNRS in Lyon, France and the University of Parma, Italy. The aim of the project is to investigate in macaques the behavioral and neural mechanism involved in number-space association. A peculiar feature of number representation is its relation with space, chiefly demonstrated in our species by the spatial-numerical association of response code effect. Chick models show that increasing numerosites are mapped along a left-right continuum, presenting signature effects, such as relativity of the spatial association to the current numerical range. We aimed at exploring this issue in monkeys through behavioral tasks and brain imaging (structural MRI, DTI and resting state). We have already collected brain imaging data on a number of monkeys. Candidates should have experience on animal cognition and behavior. She/he should hold (or be about to receive) a Ph.D in behavioral sciences, psychology, or cognitive neurosciences. The candidate should be skilled in behavioral data analysis and on neuroimaging analysis. Highly skilled neurophysiologist/neuropsychologists (expert in data processing) will also be considered. Proficiency with computer programming is required (especially with Matlab and LabView). This is a two-year appointment with a possibility of extending to a third year. Salary will be approximately 48.000 €/year, to be increased depending on experience. Position will start from january 2021 (negotiable). Applicants must submit a CV, and the names and contact information of three references to Prof. Pier Francesco Ferrari (

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