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Research Assistant Needed in Cognitive Science Lab

Posted Aug 01 2008 10:06am

Saul Sternberg, whom I interviewed aboutresearch designandresearch strategy,is looking for a research assistant:

A full-time research assistantship is available in Saul Sternberg’s laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.  Applicants should be college graduates with computer programming skills and an interest in the study of human behavior. Current research topics include (1) interaction of brain and biomechanics in the control of timed actions (as in music performance), and (2) how visual information is encoded, transformed, and retrieved within the first two or three seconds after it is displayed.Details.

Saul is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and has won the American Psychological Association’s award for Distinguished Scientific Contribution.

He and I have written four papers together, three aboutRanjit Chandra’s researchand one aboutreaction time and mental models. In the Acknowledgments section ofThe Shangri-La Diet, I wrote, “I have learned more experimental psychology from Saul Sternberg, a research scientist at Bell Labs and a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, than from anyone else.”

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