Jha Lab, University of Miami

Attention and working memory are two important cognitive systems that interact with each other to allow for fluid behavior. Whereas attention allows for selection between relevant and irrelevant information, working memory allows relevant information to be maintained and manipulated over time. In our lab we use behavioral methods, event-related potentials, and functional MRI to investigate attention and working memory. We are particularly interested in understanding how these systems work together to select and de-select information. In addition, we investigate how core selection processes may be modified with training (including mindfulness-based training techniques) and mental mode manipulations (including mood, self-focus, and creativity).

Feb 20, 2018
2-year Research Associate Position in the Jha Lab. Are you interested in graduate school in cognitive or affective neuroscience and eager to get more in-depth research experience for 2-years before applying? Are you interested in mindfulness training and contemplative neuroscience? Do you have stellar interpersonal and problem-solving skills, high conscientiousness, enjoy working in a team environment, and thrive engaging in detail-oriented tasks including data analysis and logistical coordination of research studies? If you answered YES! to these questions, you would be a great candidate for the position below. While prior ERP experience is preferred, it is not a must. But if you do not have a cognitive neuroscience/experimental psychology background, and no prior experience with data collection in psychological studies, please do not apply. Apply here: https://um.hodesiq.com/job_detail.asp?JobID=5533221&user_id=&ViewAll = Qualifications:  -Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Neuroscience or related discipline required.  -One year of prior cognitive neuroscience research experience -Prior EEG/ERP Experience preferred
Jha Lab, University of Miami University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, USA Full time