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Brain reading


This project seeks to elucidate the connection between brain and behaviour. To this end, students will use human neuroimaging experiments (fMRI, MEG, EEG) to measure how the brain represents visual information. Computational modelling will be used to predict human behaviour from the neuroimaging data.


Associate Professor Thomas Carlson.

Research location

School of Psychology

Program type



This project aims to develop generalizable models that can be used to predict behaviour from brain activity. The project will require students to design and run human neuroimaging experiments, learn sophisticated analysis methods (e.g. machine learning), and develop computational models that can be used to predict future behaviour data from the neuroimaging data.

Additional information

Please note that this is a computational lab and the research involves computer programming. Students are expected to have programming experience or a strong motivation to learn. I

n addition to the academic requirements set out in the Science Postgraduate Handbook, you may be required to satisfy a number of inherent requirements to complete this degree. Example of inherent requirement may include:

  • Confidential disclosure and registration of a disability that may hinder your performance in your degree;
  • Confidential disclosure of a pre-existing or current medical condition that may hinder your performance in your degree (e.g. heart disease, pace-maker, significant immune suppression, diabetes, vertigo, etc.);
  • Ability to perform independently and/or with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to undertake certain physical tasks (e.g. heavy lifting);
  • Ability to undertake observatory, sensory and communication tasks;
  • Ability to spend time at remote sites (e.g. One Tree Island, Narrabri and Camden);
  • Ability to work in confined spaces or at heights;
  • Ability to operate heavy machinery (e.g. farming equipment);
  • Hold or acquire an Australian driver’s licence; Hold a current scuba diving license;
  • Hold a current Working with Children Check;
  • Meet initial and ongoing immunisation requirements (e.g. Q-Fever, Vaccinia virus, Hepatitis, etc.)

You must consult with your nominated supervisor regarding any identified inherent requirements before completing your application.

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Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is 2455