Welcome to Maria Kozhevnikov’s Lab

Maria Kozhevnikov currently holds positions as Visiting Associate Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School, Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Department of Radiology and as Associate in Neuroscience at Massachusetts General Hospital. Maria’s primary academic appointment is as an Associate Professor of Psychology at the National University of Singapore, Department of Psychology and Communication and New Media Programme.

Maria Kozhevnikov’ labs at Harvard and NUS jointly investigate the neural mechanisms of visual/spatial imagery, as well as individual differences in basic information processing capacities (e.g. the ability to generate, inspect, or transform visual/spatial images). In addition, the lab research focuses on examining how these individual differences affect more complex activities, such as spatial navigation, learning and problem solving in mathematics and science, as well as in exploring ways to train visual/spatial imagery skills and design learning technologies that can accommodate individual differences and learning styles.

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, research participation or assistantship.

Maria’s lab in Singapore has two postdoctoral openings starting summer 2011. Please click here for more detail

Our lab is seeking two postdoctoral researchers for a project related to investigation of brain correlates of immersive 3D virtual environments. The main objective of this project is to develop interactive virtual reality simulations for cognitive neuroscience experiments using authoring software packages such as Vizard 3.0 (Virtual Reality toolkit), and investigate, using EEG technology, the differences between brain responses to 2D traditional versus 3D immersive displays.

For the first postdoctoral position we are looking for a person holding PhD in cognitive neuroscience or related discipline with background in EEG and ERP methodology, including running experiments and analyzing the data. Additional background in visual-spatial cognition is preferred.

For the second postdoctoral position, the candidate should hold at least Master degree in computer science or related discipline, and have experience in object-oriented programming (e.g. Java, Visual Basic, C++ or Python) as well as some experience in 3D Modeling of objects and characters (e.g. Blender, 3ds Max, Maya or similar program). Interest in cognitive neuroscience, brain imaging, and brain-computer interfaces is highly desirable.

Salary and benefits for this position are very competitive and will be commensurate to the experience of the candidate. There is an opportunity for the successful candidates to be involved in research at Harvard medical school and travel to Boston, however, the primary position is based in Singapore. For those who are interested, please e-mail Maria (mkozhevn@nmr.mgh.harvard.edu or psymaria@nus.edu.sg) your Cover Letter, Research Statement, and CV directly.

• Directions to both laboratories can be found in the DIRECTIONS section.

Harvard Medical School Department of Radiology
Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging
149 Thirteenth Street,
Suite 2301, Charlestown,
Massachusetts 02129
Fax: 617 726-7422
Maria’s page at Harvard

National University of Singapore Department of Psychology
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Block AS4, Level 2, 9 Arts Link
Singapore 117570
Tel: ++65 6601 1190
Fax: ++65 6773 1843
Maria’s page at NUS