Applied Neurocognitive Psychology

We investigate the processes in the sensation-perception-action-cycle in an interdisciplinary team. Central to our research are cutting edge brain decoding methods which we use to learn from EEG, ECoG, MEG, or real time fMRI data how the brain accomplishes everyday tasks. The aim of our research is twofold. On the one hand we are interested in basic research questions on how the brain constructs percepts from environmental sensory data, represents percepts, makes decisions, and controls muscles to interact with the environment. On the other hand we are interested in constructing brain-machine interfaces to supplement human cognition, communication, and motor function. More detailed information can be found on the projects page.

Our research approach

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Driving is a goal-directed task. During traffic, blocking obstacles occur often eliciting driver frustration, and may result in more risky driving including speeding and aggressive behavior towards other traffic road participants. We envision to use ‘adaptive automation’ to design driver assistance systems that prevent those maladaptive driving behavior by supporting the driver to reduce the current frustration level or increasing the level of automation. For this, it is essential that we can assess driver frustration already at an early stage. As affective states come along with a change in cognitive appraisal and a subjectively experienced feeling, brain activity seems to be a promising indicator of frustration. Thus, we aim to investigate if brain activation fNIRS measurements could be used to assess realistically occurring driver frustration.

The links provided below describe our work in assessing driver frustration.

http://audi-urban-future-initiative.com/blog/traffic-research-at-the-german-centre-for-air-and-space-travel-part-2

http://www.ndr.de/nachrichten/niedersachsen/braunschweig_harz_goettingen/Das-Auto-der-Zukunft-kuehlt-erhitzte-Gemueter,auto888.html

 

Contact

Address

Prof. Dr. Jochem Rieger

Neurocognitive Psychology Lab
Department of Psychology
Faculty VI
University of Oldenburg
D-26111 Oldenburg

Email:
jochem.rieger(at)uni-oldenburg.de
Phone: +49 (0)441 798-4533
Fax: +49 (0)441 798-3865

Secretary

Margrit Jung

Email:
margrit.jung(at)uni-oldenburg.de

Phone: +49 (0)441 798-5167
Fax: +49 (0)441 798-3865

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