Decoding the rhythms of cognition

This project investigates the representational content of brain rhythms: the actual information contained in each of the cycles of cortical excitability that the brain produces during perception. Better understanding the content of rhythmic fluctuations in physiology and behavior will allow us to elucidate the underlying neural architecture. To address this aim we will apply multivariate pattern analysis (MVPA) techniques to time-resolved EEG recordings to investigate the contents of each cycle in a given oscillation.

This project will commence at HUJI, where the graduate researcher will be trained by PI Landau in neural oscillations, the possible neural mechanisms that might underlie them, and the psychophysical and neuroimaging paradigms that can be applied to study them. They will design and collect the first psychophysical and EEG data, and then transfer to UoM for Year 2, where they will be trained by PI Hogendoorn in MVPA analysis of EEG data. Finally, in Year 3 the candidate will return to HUJI to finalise their thesis and integrate the experimental findings with the state-of-the-art in our understanding of brain rhythms under the supervision of PI Landau.


Joint Supervision

Dr Hinze Hogendoorn – Senior Research Fellow, Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, The University of Melbourne


A/Prof Ayelet Landau – Assistant Professor, Dept of Cognitive Sciences and Psychology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem


How to Apply

Minimum entry requirements for a PhD at Melbourne are summarised here, including visa and English language requirements. For information on applying for this project, please see here. Applications should be sent to Dr Hinze Hogendoorn