12/06/2019
Science 4 Refugees

Listening as multitasking (auditory aging and posture)


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    KU Leuven
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    NeurosciencesOther
    Other
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    28/07/2019 23:59 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Belgium › Leuven
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Permanent
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    38
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    BAP-2019-395

Participating in spokenconversation constitutes a multitasking situation with concurrent demands onsensorimotor (auditory, postural) and cognitive functioning (memory processing,attention, cognitive control). Age-related changes in multisensory integrationand cognitive control are likely to put accumulating constraints on listening.In this project we investigate the interplay between postural control andauditory (temporal) processing under ecologically relevant listening conditionsin persons with different degrees of age-related hearing impairment (ARHI, presbycusis)using electrophysiological and behavioral outcome measures. The planned studiescomprise assessments of ARHI in larger samples in Flanders, multi-taskingexperiments with different adult groups, and a training study. Results have potentialimportance for the treatment of ARHI.

Benefits

  • -the opportunity to bepart of a stimulating, multidisciplinary research group
  • -stimulating researchenvironment & excellent training
  • -access to state-of-theart technologies

Eligibility criteria

  • Master Logopedische en Audiologische Wetenschappen, Master Psychology,or equivalent
  • profound interest inaging auditory system and adult neurocognitive development
  • background or profoundinterest in experimental research and neurophysiological methods
  • fond of reading, strongcommitment to basic and applied clinical research
  • good data analysisskills and knowledge of statistics
  • good communicationskills in spoken and written English, team player

Selection process

For more information please contact Prof. dr. Astrid van Wieringen, tel.: +32 16 33 04 78, mail: astrid.vanwieringen@kuleuven.be or Prof. dr. Ralf Krampe, tel.: +32 16 32 61 04, mail: ralf.krampe@kuleuven.be.
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