Job ID: 104221

Postdoctoral position in Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Modeling

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 1 April 2023

Employment Start Date: 1 June 2023

Contract Length: 2 years

City: Copenhagen

Country: Denmark

Institution: University of Copenhagen

Department: Department of Psychology


Full call:

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher with a strong background in experimental psychology and cognitive modelling. You will be working in the Human-Centered Computing Section, Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen ( and the Cognition and Neuropsychology research cluster, Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen (

The human visual system is remarkable. It can single out objects quickly and monitor our surroundings. Yet, seeing changes between two mostly identical scenes is difficult and critical visual information is sometimes missed. In the research project funded by the Villum foundation, we will use use augmented reality (AR) to investigate ways to remedy these limitations. We will validate how well existing models of visual attention can be used in AR.
We also develop new experimental paradigms for measuring and modeling visual attention to extend the short experiments on visual attention to realistic tasks. We will then use the resulting insights on attention to prototype AR systems that improve vision, including finding objects and detecting changes in complex scenes.
Finally, we evaluate the usability of the prototypes for end users and their support for visual problem solving. The outcome of the project is demonstrators of augmented vision, as well as basic research in AR and models of attention.