Originally posted to Dana’s Cerebrum
By Mahlon R. DeLong
August 17, 2009

Deep brain stimulation has worked for many patients with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders that have not responded to other treatments. However, its use as a therapy for psychiatric disorders, while promising, is not yet proven.

X-ray shows two deep electrodes extending into the basal ganglia, providing deep brain stimulation treatment for Parkinson’s disease. (Image copyright Medical Body Scans/Photo Researchers, Inc.)

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A new Integrative Experimental and Computational Neuroscience Program in the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience at The University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, is seeking applicants for a Postdoctoral and Graduate Student positions.

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A PhD student position is available in the Brain Dynamics group, at the Brain Sciences Institute in Melbourne (Australia) by early 2010.

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A postdoctoral position is available in the engineering laboratory of Dr. Ranu Jung in the Center for Adaptive Neural Systems, School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.

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