By Vahid Aryadoust, Stacy Foo, and Li Ying Ng
Published on 03 Jul 2021 in Language Testing.
Ever wonder how listening test methods affect test takers' cognitive load and performance? In this week's featured article, researchers from National Institute of Education report the findings of a novel study that combines neuroimaging and eye-tracking techniques to examine brain activity patterns and gaze behaviors during while-listening performance and post-listening performance tests. Read the full article >>
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Neuroscience Researchers in Singapore
"Vahid Aryadoust is an Assistant Professor of language assessment literacy at the National Institute of Education of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
He has led a number of language assessment research projects funded by the Ministry of Education (Singapore), Michigan Language Assessment (USA), Pearson Education (UK), and Paragon Testing Enterprises (Canada).
His research has appeared in numerous leading academic journals such as Computer Assisted
Language Learning, Language Testing, System, Language, Assessment Quarterly, Assessing Writing, Educational Assessment, and Educational Psychology. He has also (co)authored a number of book chapters and books. His most recent book on quantitative methods in language assessment was published by Routledge.
He is a member of the Advisory Board of multiple international journals and has been awarded the Intercontinental Academia Fellowship (2018–2019). His YouTube channel has been awarded the John Cheung Social Media Award, 2020."
- Dr. Vahid Aryadoust, Assistant Professor at NIE |
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Research Assistant Position in Neurobiology of Memory and Neurodegeneration at Duke-NUS Medical School
The Neuroscience and Behavioural Disorders Program at Duke-NUS Medical School seeks to appoint a Research Assistant with a background in protein biochemistry and/or molecular neuroscience.
The project is a collaboration between the Claridge-Chang lab at Duke-NUS Medical School and the Manser lab at IMCB, A*STAR. Research duties will primarily involve the creation of tissue culture models and BioID constructs.
Multiple (Senior) Research Fellow Positions Available at NTU
The Centre for Lifelong Learning and Individualised Cognition (CLIC) is seeking a 1) research fellow in Neuroimaging and Cognition, 2) research fellow in Neuroimaging and MRI Pulse Sequence, and 3) Senior Research Fellow to manage and coordinate research activities focusing on cognitive flexibility and learning, and training-related brain changes among adults and adolescents.
These positions will be co-supervised by professors from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the University of Cambridge.
Research Assistant/Associate Position at NTU LKCMedicine
The NTU Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine invites applications for a research assistant/associate (as per qualification) position in the Centre for Population Health Sciences to work on a collaborative project between LKC MED, NCID, and NNI that investigates the long-term cognitive outcomes in patients recovering from COVID-19.
If you know of any collaboration/job opportunities that you would like to share with other neuroscience researchers in Singapore, send us the details!
Resources: Recordings from Brain Connectivity Workshop 2021 are now available!
This year's Brain Connectivity Workshop was held in May and took on the theme of "What does the mind think of the brain?". Talks in the workshop focus on consciousness and cognition, looking at the tripartite relationship between anatomical connectivity, brain dynamics and cognitive function.
Subject Recruitment: An fMRI Investigation of Hot and Cool Executive Functions in Adults with ADHD
The Clinical Brain Lab at NTU is recruiting individuals aged 21 to 40 who are clinically diagnosed with ADHD to participate in a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study that aims to identity the neural correlates of social reward processing. The study will take place at NUS.
The PEBBLE Study at NTU/NIE is recruiting bilingual children aged 7 to 8 to participate in a study that aims to understand bilingual and biliteracy development. Children will complete a series of computerized language tasks at home or at NTU/NIE.
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"One meeting, two experiences: Neuroscience 2021 is back as a hybrid with opportunities to present virtually and in-person! The Annual Meeting Focus Group, led by the Program Committee Chairs, has reimagined virtual poster sessions, and we’re excited to celebrate SfN's 50th anniversary meeting with our most inclusive experience to date.
Neuroscience 2021 will take place Nov 8 -11 virtually, and Nov 13-16 at McCormick Place Convention Center, in Chicago, Illinois."
"Implementing and rewarding a culture of scientific rigor has benefits and implications far beyond an individual laboratory or department. The rigor of neuroscience research impacts successful development of research tools, technologies, and treatments for human disease, as well as public trust in science. In this virtual conference, experts from a wide range of industries discuss how the rigor of experimental science affects their work in tool development, translation to treatment, and public communication. They will highlight the reliance of every part of the research pipeline on rigorously collected data and how they identify, curate, and share these data in their work."
The Asian-Pacific Society for Neurochemistry (APSN) will be hosting its first online School about Innovative Technology for Neurochemistry for students and post-docs via Zoom. The event is free for APSN student members. Apply on or before July 13, 2021.
The International Society for Neurochemistry (ISN) and the Asian-Pacific Society for Neurochemistry (APSN) will be hosting the ISN-APSN Behavioural School 2021 on Dec 9-10, 2021 virtually. Application will start on July 15, 2021 and close on Sep 14, 2021. Students who are interested to attend are encouraged to apply early. Bursary for ISN-APSN school is available for qualifying students.
The 16th Meeting of the Asian-Pacific Society for Neurochemistry is going will take place on Dec 13-14, 2021. Abstract submission will open on July 15, 2021 and close on Sep 14, 2021. There will be awards and prizes to be won. Bursary for conference is available for qualifying students.
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