PhD studentships in Cognitive Science at CEU, Budapest

The Department of Cognitive Science at the Central European University in Budapest invites applications for doctoral student positions starting in September 2013 deadline: January 24, 2013). This is a research-based training program in human cognition with social cognition and learning as core themes. Research topics include cooperation, communication, social learning, cultural transmission, embodied cognition, joint action, cognitive development, strategic decision-making, problem solving, visual cognition, sensory and statistical learning, visual psychophysics, computational neuroscience, and social cognitive neuroscience. Students will follow courses in cognitive psychology, philosophy of mind, cognitive anthropology, computational cognition and linguistics, and will receive practical research training in the laboratories of the members of this new department. Faculty includes:

Gergely CSIBRA
(cognitive development, cognitive neuroscience)
József FISER
(visual perception and cognition, biological and statistical learning)
(infant cognition, developmental psychopathology)
Christophe HEINTZ
(culture and cognition, scientific cognition, behavioral economics)
(embodied cognition and social cognition, problem solving)
(development of social cognition, theory of mind, mental representations)
(computational neuroscience, learning and memory)
Natalie SEBANZ
(social cognition, social cognitive neuroscience)
(culture and cognition, communication and language, evolution)
(theories of language, linguistic diversity)

Applicants are expected to hold an internationally recognized Master’s or comparable degree in the standard disciplines that constitute cognitive science. A comparable degree in other Social Sciences, Humanities, or other disciplines will also be considered in case of an excellent academic record. We will consider the applications of exceptional students who only hold a Bachelor degree, provided it is in a discipline closely associated to cognitive science.

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We encourage applicants to consult the website and approach appropriate members of the faculty in advance in order to check the suitability of their research plans.
CEU ( is a graduate research-intensive university located in Budapest, Hungary and accredited in the United States and Hungary. CEU enrolls more than 1500 students from more than 100 countries in its master's and doctoral programs. The teaching staff consists of more than 130 resident faculty from over 30 countries, and prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English.

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