My BioCog group studies human information processing underlying perception, attention, and action, for example, we investigate how new information is detected by our brain and how it may distract attention. We use behavioral (e.g. reaction times), electroencephalographic (e.g. event-related potentials), and eye-movement (e.g. micro-saccades) measures as dependent variables.
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Our current research focuses on issues in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience. Using methods of Biological and Experimental Psychology, processes and architectures of voluntary and involuntary attention, (auditory, visual, and audio-visual) perception, (working) memory, learning, emotion, language and judgment are investigated in healthy adults and in children. Our research follows a human information processing approach and emphasizes the predictive nature of our mental system.