This theme is mainly investigated from a neuroscience systems point of view, using a combination of computational modelling, psychophysics and imaging techniques (EEG, MEG and fMRI). Current research projects investigate topics such as spatial constancy and updating, effector selection, sensorimotor decision making, eye-hand coordination, and motor learning.
The successful candidate will work on a new project that is funded by the European Research Council and focuses on the learning and control strategies for perception and action in dynamic environments created by using a motion platform (linear sled).
The project aims to understand the computational algorithm (and its neural embodiment) for estimating the state of the world and selecting the right action in dynamic environments, distinguishing contributions of sensory, motor, and cognitive signals. Besides a vestibular platform, the facilities and tools to support these studies include real-time motion tracking systems, eye trackers, visual display and virtual reality. Two state-of the-art MRI systems, whole-head MEG and an EEG lab are also available (at the Donders Institute).