The Parra Lab currently works on interpreting and modulating brain activity in humans non-invasively using electro-encephalography (EEG) and trans-cranial electrical stimulation (TES), or in short, "reading" and "writing" the brain. The work is often coupled with auditory and visual psychophysics and always incorporates computational or mathematical models.
We are looking for someone with experience with patch-clamp recordings and/or two photon imaging to help understand the cellular mechanisms of electric stimulation. Aside of that, we are always looking for candidates with strong quantitative skills (Physics, CS, EE, Math) who want to transition to neuroscience.
Apply either to Biomedical Engineering, or Behavioral & cognitive Neuroscience. Email your CV prior to application to determine if we are looking for someone with your profile and interests. We provide full financial support.
Students wanting an internship in the lab need to have strong GPA, a minimum of 12h per week and can in principle commit to 12 months if they like the project. Some programming experience is a must.
CCNY students wanting to do their thesis research in the lab have to commit to a 12 months research project and should have taken one of these graduate courses.
To do a Diploma or MS thesis with your home institution as an intern in this lab, you have to commit to at least 6 months and have your own financial support. We select a projects that is of interest to you and assist with the J1 visa. Strong programming experience is a must.
We are currently recruiting study participants. Our experiments involve watching videos or listening to stories while we record EEG signals.