Synergy Call - Postdoc and PhD position
'Communication in Context'
Application deadline: 23 June, 2019, 23:59 Amsterdam Time Zone
BQ5 - 2 Postdoc and 1 PhD Position
Postdoc - "Neural mechanisms of inference for language and planning"
Postdoc - "Neural mechanisms of inference for narrative comprehension"
PhD - "Dopaminergic neuromodulation of inference for language and planning"
Application deadline 28 May 2019, 23:59 Amsterdam Time Zone
Human language is the most powerful communication system that evolution has produced. It is the basis of culture and social life. It comes in many forms (> 6000 languages today). At the same time it is deeply rooted in the neurobiology of the human brain. The overarching quest of our programme is to account for, and understand, the balance between universality and variability at all relevant levels of the language system and the interplay with different cognitive systems, such as memory, action, and cognitive control.
To achieve this, Language in Interaction brings together 70 researchers from eight universities and one research institute within the Netherlands to understand this unique capacity in its full glory.
The consortium was awarded a very substantial subsidy for 10 years within the Gravitation programme. This programme, initiated by the Dutch government and NWO, encourages outstanding and innovative research by consortia of top researchers in the Netherlands.
Language in Interaction is therefore a consortium of individual researchers with an excellent track record in sciences and humanities related to language and cognition. It is not a consortium of institutes or institutions, although all researchers involved have their own institutional affiliations.
In collaboration with Kennislink.nl we developed a themepage "Talking about Language" (in Dutch).
Kennislink.nl is the largest popular science website in the Dutch language area and reaches more than 2.7 million visitors per year. Several new articles discussing diverse topics involving "language" will be added every month.
To download the published articles as pdf, see our download section.