ORGANISATION/COMPANYRIKEN(The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research)
RESEARCH FIELDComputer science › InformaticsEngineering › Knowledge engineeringNeurosciences › NeuropsychologyTechnology › Information technology
RESEARCHER PROFILERecognised Researcher (R2)
APPLICATION DEADLINE20/06/2020 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
LOCATIONJapan › Saitama
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEKSee description
Laboratory for Integrated Theoretical Neuroscience (Laboratory head: Hiroyuki Nakahara)
We are interested in understanding the computational principles that underlie the way neural systems realize decision-making and adaptive behavior; in particular, reward-based decision-making and learning (reinforcement learning), and social decision-making and learning. For more information, please see our HP: http://www.itn.brain.riken.jp .
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Job title, available positions:
Research Scientist in computational neuroscience: 1 position
We seek a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to work on human fMRI experiment. We aim to elucidate neural mechanisms and computations for decision-making and learning, often together with social functions. Examples of our current interest include (but not limited to):
･REINFORCEMENT LEARNING: valuation, decision-making and learning, interacted with emotions; in relation to structural and representational learning, or model-based learning; with inference on environments and/or deep learning; coupled with meta-cognition and/or mental accounting (neuroeconomics)
･SOCIAL LEARNING AND DECISION MAKING: decisions and learning with theory of mind; learning models of others' minds and associated inferences; empathy and decision making with inference of others' emotions; structural learning for rich repertoire of other individuals' decision-making
To validate our proposals and models, a prospective fellow is expected to use simulations in comparison to existing data, which is likely complemented with our own crowdsourcing or behavioral experiments. In addition, s/he is expected to be willing to collaborate with experimental investigations that other scientists conduct (e.g., in-house fMRI).
Branch and address:
RIKEN Wako (2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198)
An early starting time is preferred, although negotiable.
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