Cognitive Neuroscience

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Undergraduate students in their freshman or sophomore years interested in doing research with Dr. Olson should email her at iolson[at] The minimum time commitment is 10 hours per week. Students with strong computer skills are favored. Unpaid summer internships also exist for undergraduates.

Research Assistants/Lab Managers

Students interested in research assistant positions should contact Dr. Olson by email (iolson[at] Research assistantships require a 2-year commitment. Required skills include strong computer skills (e.g., evidence of skills with MATLAB, UNIX, C++, etc.) and some knowledge of cognitive psychology and/or neuroscience.

Graduate Students

Students should apply to Temple University's Psychology Department at  The application deadline is in December. It is strongly suggested that interested students contact Dr. Olson before applying to the program.  Here are some tips on applying to graduate school, written by an Olson lab alum:

Post-doctoral Researchers

Post-doctoral applicants should contact Dr. Olson by email (iolson[at] If there is an opening in the lab, a C.V., a one-page, single-spaced statement of previous research, and a one-page, single-spaced statement of future research interests, and two letters of recommendation will be required.

Visiting Scholars

If you have a visiting scholar grant and would like to do cognitive neuroscience research (especially fMRI), contact Dr. Olson by email (iolson[at] Interested applicants should consider applying for an international fellowship; see








Last Updated: February 27th, 2013