From the monthly archives:

October 2015

Dear Colleagues,

I will have an opening in my laboratory at the University of Alberta for one, and possibly two, excellent graduate students at the masters or PhD level beginning in September 2016. If you or any of your colleagues have honours or research students who are interested in pursuing graduate studies in cognitive neuroscience of attention, including the electrophysiological and psychophysiological correlates of perception and cognition, please alert them to this opportunity.


The official application deadline is 15 January 2016 to be considered for admission beginning in September 2015, however, applications will be reviewed as soon as they are complete. Please refer to our departmental web pages for information about our graduate program, and to my own web pages for information about my current and recent research. I can also accept students through the Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute, which has a later deadline, less course load, no GRE requirement, but has no guaranteed funding from the department.

My brand new laboratory in the department of psychology is equipped with cutting edge electrophysiological monitoring equipment, including 64 channel active EEG systems in shielded chambers, as well as portable 16 channel amplifiers. We are able to measure brain, muscle, eye, and heart activity both during traditional laboratory tasks, as well as in real world applied situations like driving and sports. The University of Alberta also has a new 3T MRI scanner, along with an MRI compatible EEG system, and numerous other tools in various labs around campus. I plan for my graduate students to routinely attend local, national, and international conferences to disseminate their research findings as well as to network and establish contacts with like-minded scientists from other institutions. Importantly, my students and I have a record of publishing in top journals.

Strong background in either electrophysiological research or Matlab programming (or both) is desired. Students who bring or apply for their own funding are particularly encouraged to apply, but NSERC and start-up funds are available to fund graduate students.

I thank you in advance for thinking of my laboratory when advising your trainees about potential graduate school opportunities. Please do not hesitate to have them contact me directly with any questions they may have, or to forward this note to interested students.


Thank you,

Kyle E. Mathewson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor – Department of Psychology, Faculty of Science

Affiliate – Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

University of Alberta

P455 – Biological Sciences Building

11455 Saskatchewan Dr.

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 2E9

Phone: 1-780-492-2662



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