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Imaging visual processing


Research group Dumoulin
Hours Fulltime
Location Amsterdam

Visual information that enters our eyes is immediately relayed to the brain. From there on, it is processed extensively, ultimately resulting in the experience we have of the world around us. While we are learning more and more about these processes every day, there still are many questions that remain open.With functional MRI (fMRI), it is possible to look at the local brain responses in response to a task. It is thus ideally suited for investigating visual processing in the human brain. Our lab uses fMRI and psychophysics to increase our understanding of the visual system. We mainly use methods based on the population receptive field (pRF) method (Dumoulin & Wandell, 2008). With this method, it is possible to estimate the response preferences of a group of neurons. Interns with an interest in computation neuroimaging are encouraged to apply.

What we look for

We are currently looking for several motivated students with a physics, biomedical technology, neuroscience or comparable background for MSc projects or internships. Students with a background in (cognitive) neuroscience, psychology, AI, or similar may apply. Programming experience (MATLAB, Python) is desirable.

For additional information you can contact Prof. Dumoulin (

This is an unpaid internship aimed at MSc students in the Amsterdam region.

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