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Sarria Mosquera has been awarded the Rosen-Förderpreis for her outstanding master's thesis. The award ceremony took place on March 16th, 2023.



We have a new published article in Brain Sciences. The title is Improved Spatial Knowledge Acquisition through Sensory Augmentation and it can be found here:


Congratulations Sarria Mosquera!!!

Sarria Mosquera has been awarded the Rosen-Förderpreis for her outstanding academic work. The award ceremony will take place on March 16th, 2023.



There is a new publication in the European Journal of Neuroscience.

The title will be: Action Affordance Affects Proximal and Distal Goal-oriented Planning. You can read it here:


Call for Papers!

There is a call for papers from PhD students who are investigating temporal perception in philosophy, psychology, neuroscience and cognitive science. If you are interested, you can find more information here:



We have a new preprint on Predicting group bene fits in joint multiple object tracking. It can be found here: and it will soon be published in Attention, Perception & Psychophysics

Wahn B, König P, Kingstone A (2023)


A new article has been published in MTI. The title is: "Developing Dynamic Audio Navigation UIs to Pinpoint Elements in Tactile Graphics"

Gaspar R, Schmidt V, König P (2022)


A new paper has been accepted by PLoS CB.Mutual influence between language and perception in multi-agent communication games

Ohmer X, Xenia Ohmer, Marino M, Franke M, König P (2022)


Great Podcast with Peter König online. The interview with him is in the second half.


Now published in the European Journal of Neuroscience! Wild lab: A naturalistic free viewing experiment reveals previously unknown EEG signatures of face processing

Gert AL, Ehinger BV, Timm S, Kietzmann TC, König P (2022)


New Paper on Evidence for the Embodiment of the Automatic Approach Bias

Solzbacher J, Czeszumski A, Walter S, König P (2022)


New Paper on Finding landmarks - An investigation of viewing behavior during spatial navigation in VR using a graph-theoretical analysis approach

Walter JL, Essmann L, König SU, König P (2022)


New paper on Sensorimotor Foundations of Social Cognition

Engel AK, Verschure PFMJ, Kragic D, Polani D, Effenberg AO and König P (2022)



New publication on Talking Cars, Doubtful Users—A Population Study in Virtual Reality

Derakhshan S, Nezami FN, Wächter MA, Czeszumski A, Keshava A, Lukanov H, De Palol MV, Pipa G and König P (2022)

Autonomous vehicles represent a significant development in our society, and their acceptance will largely depend on trust. This study investigates strategies to increase trust and acceptance by making the cars’ decisions.



26. April 2019 : New publication on multisensory processing in the brain

Wang P, Göschl F, Friese U, König P and Engel AK (2019). Long-range functional coupling predicts performance: Oscillatory EEG networks in multisensory processing. Neuroimage 196:114-125
(, by this link, Elsevier grants free access to this article by June 3rd)

„The integration of sensory signals from different modalities requires flexible interaction of remote brain areas. One candidate mechanism to...

12. April 2019 : New publication on language processing in the brain

Liu M, König P and Mueller JL (2019).
Novel ERP evidence for processing differences between negative and positive polarity items in German.
Front Psychol 10:376, section Language Sciences

10. April 2019 : New publication on how social priming affects our own actions’ feedback processing

Czeszumski A, Ehinger BV, Wahn B and König P (2019).
The social situation affects how we process feedback about our actions.
Front Psychol 10:361, section Cognition

Humans achieve their goals in joint action tasks either by cooperation or competition. In the present study, we investigated the neural processes underpinning error and monetary rewards processing in such cooperative and competitive situations. We used electroencephalography (EEG) and analyzed...

25. February 2019 : New publication on retinitis pigmentosa’s impact on visual processing

Ricardo Ramos Gameiro, Kristin Jünemann, Anne Herbik, Anika Wolff, Peter König, Michael B. Hoffmann
Natural visual behavior in individuals with peripheral visual-field loss.
Journal of Vision 2018;18(12):10 doi:10.1167/18.12.10

20. February 2019 : KI-Campus Osnabrück

Supporting and creating technological change in a humane way
is the self-assigned goal of our university's so-called KI-Campus. And it shall be reached by researching and developing innovative software solutions along the interfaces between AI and human intelligence, while considering and assessing the related impact on our society. For more details, please read the UOS press release:

16. January 2019 : Recent PhD thesis now available at the University library

We congratulate Dr. Benedikt Ehinger!

Last year Benedikt Ehinger successfully defended and published his thesis "Decisions, predictions and learning in the visual sense"; the PDF of his PhD thesis can now be downloaded from the university library here:

For further details you may also contact Prof. Dr. Peter König (

04. December 2018 : The world as an external memory?

New publication supporting the „the-world-as-an-external-memory“ postulation: memorization in a sensorimotor task seems less efficient than a visual check:

Melnik A, Schüler F, Rothkopf CA and König P (2018).
The world as an external memory: The price of saccades in a sensorimotor task. DOI:10.3389/fnbeh.2018.00253. Front Behav Neurosci 12:253

Theories of embodied cognition postulate that the world can serve as an external memory. This implies that instead of storing visual information in...

26. November 2018 : "Niedersächsischer Wissenschaftspreis" - Osnabrück CogSci among the laureates:


Viviane Kakerbeck, doctorate student of the Neurobiopsychology work group, was one of 4 students to be awarded the prestigious prize (worth € 3.500,--) for outstanding achievements in her studies. Read more:

09. November 2018 : Use your body to measure ergonomics

The Institute of Cognitive Science, as part of a joint research project, will support the designing process of ergonomically optimized workstations by using virtual reality.


Who is involved?
The NBP-lab with Prof. Peter König, @SP.VirtualSpice, and @fraunhoferidmt.

21. September 2018 : General commentary article in „frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience“:

The discussion has started! Can we infer the right moral behavior from behavioral experiments? Find the commentary and our response here:

Sütfeld LR, Gast R, König P and Pipa G (2018) Response: Commentary: Using Virtual Reality to Assess Ethical Decisions in Road Traffic Scenarios: Applicability of Value-of-Life-Based Models and Influences of Time Pressure. Front. Behav. Neurosci. 12:128. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2018.00128

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