23/08/2019

Listening as multitasking across life span


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    KU Leuven
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Other
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    24/10/2019 23:59 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Belgium › Leuven
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Permanent
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    38
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    BAP-2019-581

Abstract of research project

Participating in spoken conversation constitutes a multitasking situation with concurrent demands on sensorimotor (auditory, postural) and cognitive functioning (storing and retrieving content in and out of memory). As aging affects multisensory integration and cognitive control, these higher-order processes are likely to put accumulating constraints on listening as we grow older. However, little is known about the interplay of listening and postural control, and its potential importance for the treatment of age-related hearing impairment (presbycusis) calls for scientific attention. In this project we investigate the interplay between postural control and auditory (temporal) processing under ecologically relevant listening conditions in persons with different degrees of presbycusis using electrophysiological and behavioral outcome measures

 

You are responsible for

leading your research project (under the supervision of the principal investigators)

performing empirical research in human (middle-aged and older)

participating in meetings, in seminars and conferences

 

Funding is available for 4 years. However you will also be required to apply for personal grants

Eligibility criteria

Profile

  • Master Logopedische en Audiologische Wetenschappen, Master Psychology, or equivalent
  • profound interest in aging auditory system and psychology
  • fond of reading, strong commitment to basic and applied clinical research
  • good grades in statistics
  • good communication skills in spoken and written English, team player
  • good communication skills in (spoken) Dutch

Selection process

For more information please contact Prof. dr. Astrid van Wieringen, tel.: +32 16 33 04 78, mail: astrid.vanwieringen@kuleuven.be or Prof. dr. Ralf Krampe, tel.: +32 16 32 61 04, mail: ralf.krampe@kuleuven.be.
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Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven
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