Neurobiopsychology investigates human embodied cognition at the intersection of neuroscience, biology, and psychology. One of the main issues addressed by the research of the neurobiopsychology group in Osnbrück is multisensory integration, e.g., how the nervous system combines information from different senses into a coherent perception. Another important topic we examine is sensorimotor coupling, e.g., how the sensory system interacts with the motor system. For this purpose, we study human perception, behavior, and physiology, using a variety of different methods. Perception is examined using psychophysics experiments and sensory augmentation in laboratory, natural, or virtual reality settings. Eye movements and spatial navigation are used to investigate behavior. Physiological evidence about brain processes is collected by EEG. Modern technologies allow investigating human cognition and behavior in the natural environment, using a combination of mobile eye tracking and mobile EEG measurements. In collaboration with our resarch partners, we also have the opportunity to use technology such as fMRI or MEG. These empirical studies are complemented by theoretical work based on computer simulations and conceptual philosophical analysis.
The results of our work are further developed and applied in various companies:
Our current research focuses on the following projects and doctorate programs:
Vertrauen und Akzeptanz in erweiterten und virtuellen Arbeitswelten
RTG Situated Cognition (together with the Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
RTG Computational Cognition
Max Planck School of Cognition