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The Society for Mathematical Psychology promotes the advancement and communication of research in mathematical psychology and related disciplines. Mathematical psychology is broadly defined to include work of a theoretical character that uses mathematical methods, formal logic, or computer simulation. The Society journal is the Journal of Mathematical Psychology.

We are seeking to appoint a talented experimental psychologist for a research project entitled "The Role of Local and Symbolic Representations in Mind and Brain". The goal of this project is to better characterise the representations that underlie language, memory and perception, and you will be involved in both computational and empirical research. Some related work to this project can be found at and

You will conduct literature reviews, carry out computer simulations using Parallel Distributed Processing (PDP) networks, complete statistical analyses, and contribute to writing papers for journal publication. You will also have the opportunity to present research findings and conferences. The academic leader of this project is Professor Jeffrey Bowers.

This post is funded for 30 months. If successful, you may be appointed either on a fixed term or a permanent contract depending on the extent of your previous relevant research experience, in line with the University's Fixed Term Contract Agreement. Further information can be found at

Contact for informal inquiries:
Professor J Bowers ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it | 0117 92 88573)

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