Since launching our virtual colloquium series in January, we have had exciting guests, including Lewis Chuang, Rosanne Rademaker, Viola Störmer, Simon Hanslmayr and Alon Zivony. Their talks are now available on our youtube channel.
We are happy to now announce the line-up of speakers for the upcoming months!
Speaker line-up for virtual colloquium series weiterlesen
As the pandemic continues to affect many aspects of both working and private life, we are seeking new possibilities to still allow for scientific discourse. Thus, we are happy to announce that we are moving our department’s colloquium series online. Following the overarching theme “Neurocognition & Work” and given the diverse interests of our team members, we will feature researchers from various backgrounds, covering both basic as well as applied research. To just drop a few keywords, if selective attention, (working) memory, human-machine interaction, cognitive ergonomics or mobile EEG sound interesting to you, we’ll sure have some exciting guests for you!
Colloquium series Neurocognition & Work goes online! weiterlesen
Phone calls, messages, or emails: At work, we are interrupted and distracted several times a day. This is especially challenging when working from home due to Covid-19. In a recent study, we focused on how such interferences affect the performance of working memory. We could show that it is particularly difficult to get back to the primary task after an interruption. This was not the case with non-relevant distractions.
Recent findings on how interruptions affect working memory weiterlesen
Virtual realities (VR) open up completely new possibilities for psychological experiments compared to classical laboratory environments. However, it must be ensured that virtual environments represent reality as validly as possible. This will be investigated in a new research project at IfADo within the DFG priority program „Audictive“: The focus is on spatial perception and attention in three-dimensional space.
New DFG project: Audio-visual perception in virtual and real 3D environments weiterlesen
This September young scientists gathered three days within the German Summer School for Human Factors to discuss their research. The summer school is an annual event that is initiated by the Section of Engineering Psychology of the German Psychological Association. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the summer school was hold virtually; this time organized by IfADo-scientists.
2nd German Summer School for Human Factors 2020 weiterlesen
My PhD project investigates how the brain handles visual information that lost its relevance after it was encoded into working memory.
PhD project: Attentional selection within working memory weiterlesen
Thorsten Plewan-Blombach was appointed professor of psychology in the department of „Business & Media“ at the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences at the end of July. Thorsten Plewan-Blombach has been working as a PostDoc in the IfADo research department „ergonomics“ for eight years. He is investigating basic concepts of perception and attention as well as human-machine interaction with a focus on digital assistance systems in workplaces.
Thorsten Plewan-Blombach appointed professor weiterlesen
Most of us probably know the situation that we tried to navigate through a crowded space, let’s say a shopping street on a Saturday afternoon, and ended up forgetting some of our shopping list items, because we had to evade several obstacles in our way. This phenomenon is called cognitive-motor interference. It is due to the capacity limit of human cognitive resources that can be allocated to all the different processes our brain is calculating at any point in time.
PhD project: Mobile neuroergonomics weiterlesen
The IfADo research is on the move: with a Gait Real-Time Analysis Interactive Lab (GRAIL). In it, the gait movement of the entire body can be analyzed in three dimensions in a virtual environment. The laboratory enables researchers to analyze phenomena of human information processing while moving. “The GRAIL allows us new and realistic research approaches“, says Prof. Dr. Gerhard Rinkenauer.
New research laboratory: Work research at IfADo strikes out in a new direction weiterlesen
The journal Brain Sciences (ISSN 2076-3425; IF=2.786) is currently running a Special Issue entitled Current Perspectives on Neuroergonomics. We are serving as the Guest Editors for this issue.
Special Issue: Current Perspectives on Neuroergonomics weiterlesen