Speaker line-up for virtual colloquium series

Written by Laura-Isabelle Klatt

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!

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Colloquium series Neurocognition & Work goes online!

Written by Laura-Isabelle Klatt

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!

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Recent findings on how interruptions affect working memory

Written by Bianca Zickerick

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.

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New DFG project: Audio-visual perception in virtual and real 3D environments

Written by Stephan Getzmann

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.

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2nd German Summer School for Human Factors 2020

Written by Felix Dreger

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.

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