Institut für Kognitionswissenschaft

Institute of Cognitive Science

Navigation und Suche der Universität Osnabrück



What is the Lab Rotation Course?

The Lab Rotation course gives students the opportunity to gain practical experience in different areas of Cognitive Science. To complete the course the student must visit 5 labs for 1 week, these labs can be IKW or non-IKW labs (a list is provided below).

General Procedure

Make sure that you are enrolled in the Lab Rotation course on Stud.IP. You will only get a "Schein" (course certificate) if you are enrolled in the course before starting your rotations. The files folder in the course also contains documents with further information.

Pick your labs

Choose 5 labs which you would like to visit for 1 week each and contact the respective lab leader so that you can schedule the dates for your lab visits. Further down, there are two lists of participating IKW and non-IKW labs. You can also contact non-IKW labs and arrange for an “internship” there on your own. Keep in mind that these labs should be associated with Cognitive Science in some way. In case of non-IKW labs that are not on the list below, please send an email to before finalizing your “Laufzettel”. The Dean of Studies has to approve these labs first before you can proceed with your lab rotation. No more than one or (at the maximum) two stations of the Lab Rotation should be completed outside our university. As a rule, the stations are completed within the working groups of the IKW.
Once you have made your decisions, please fill in your “Laufzettel” (routing card) which you can download from the StudIP course or here and send it to

Complete your labs

At the end of every lab visit, have your respective supervisor enter your grade on the “Laufzettel”. The grade must be numerical like university course grades. Letter grades or just pass/fails grade are NOT accepted! Your supervisor or the lab’s leader also have to sign that you completed your visit.

At the end of your labs tour (i.e. having visited all of the required 5 labs), send an email to Your final grade which is the average of the 5 individual lab grades will be calculated and a “Schein” (course certificate) will be created and send to the examination office.

List of all participating labs

List of all IKW labs

Research group Head of lab or other person(s) to contact Email
Cognitive Modelling Dr. Annette Hohenberger
Computational Linguistics Dr. Elia Bruni
Psycho/Neurolinguistics Prof. Dr. phil. Nicole Gotzner
Cognitive Psychology Dr. Anette Hohenberger
Artificial Intelligence Prof. Dr. phil. Kai-Uwe Kühnberger
Neurobiopsychology Prof Dr. med. Peter König
Jasmin Walter, BSc
Neuroinformatics Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Gordon Pipa
Biologically oriented Computer Vision Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gunther Heidemann
Philosophy of Mind and Cognition Prof. Dr. phil. Achim Stephan
Prof. Dr. phil. Sven Walter
Comparative BioCognition Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Simone Pika
Computational Scientific Discovery of Human Behavior and Brain Function Sebastian Musslick

List of all non-IKW labs

Research Group Head of lab or other person(s) to contact Email
Allg. Psychologie II und Biologische Psychologie
FB 8: Inst. für Psychologie
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Ursula Stockhorst
FB 8: Allgemeine Psychologie
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Gruber
FB 8 Entwicklungs-psychologie
Prof. Dr. Maarten van Zalk
FB 5: Biologie/Chemie
Prof. Dr. Roland Brandt
Smart Embedded Systems
FB 6: Mathematik/Informatik
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Werner Brockmann
FB 5: Biologie/Chemie
Prof. Dr. Chadi Touma
FB 7: Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft
Prof. Dr. phil. Alexander Bergs, M.A.
Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf / Imaging Center NeuroImage Nord (NIN), Klinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie

Dr. med. Gregor Leicht
feelSpace GmbH Silke Kärcher, MSc
Jessika Meignan, MSc
Susan Wache, MSc
Bergische Universität Wuppertal
Lehrstuhl für Technologien und Management der Digitalen Transformation
Dr.-Ing. André Pomp
umlaut GmbH, Aachen Dr. Max Haberstroh
Albert-Einstein-Str 1
49076 Osnabrück
Björn Fuhrmann
Albert-Einstein-Str 1
49076 Osnabrück
Lea Kühne
SpicyTech GmbH
Steigweg 24
97318 Kitzingen
Henrik Himmelreich