PhD studentships in Cognitive Science at the CEU, Budapest

PhD studentships are available for the doctoral program in Cognitive Science at Central European University (CEU), Budapest, Hungary. Application deadline: 25 January 2012.

The Department of Cognitive Science at CEU invites applications for doctoral student positions starting in September 2012. 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, developmental social cognition, 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)
Natalie SEBANZ
(social cognition, social cognitive neuroscience)
(culture and cognition, communication and language, evolution)
(theories of language, linguistic diversity)

Applicants are expected to hold a master’s degree in one of the disciplines that constitute Cognitive Science, though in exceptional cases we will consider applications from students who only hold a bachelor's degree. Successful candidates will receive full funding for 3 years and further benefits. For the details of the admission process see


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 140 resident faculty from over 30 countries, and prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English.



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