Neurolab: laboratory for neuroscience

Research topics#

In the age of digitally connected systems, automation and artificial intelligence, the design of the interface between humans and technology and an enjoyable and accepted human-technology cooperation play key roles.

NeuroLab researchers working in this field address the following topics:

  • How can enjoyment of work and subjective well-being be fostered in the age of artificial intelligence and automation?
  • Which thought processes and behaviors promote positive experiences in interactions with technology?
  • How high is the cognitive load while working?
  • What characteristics must interfaces between humans and technology have in order to enable humans to deal better with information – i.e. to learn better or make better decisions?

Work in the NeuroLab is also focused on systematically fostering human strengths. We research concepts and methods

  • to enable work to be perceived as motivating and conducive to learning.
  • that foster positive emotions and can improve overall happiness at work.
  • for develop intelligent interfaces between humans and technology.

Equipment #

The following multimodal neurophysiological and psychophysiological measurement techniques are employed:

  • Electroencephalography (EEG) to measure attention, concentration, and cognitive workload and affect
  • Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to measure cognitive workload and affect
  • Electrocardiography (ECG) to record physical activation (emotional engagement)
  • Electromyography (EMG) to record emotions and affect
  • Electrodermal activity (EDA – perspiration of the skin) to measure physical activation (emotional engagement)
  • Eye tracking to record fixation points and eye movements to measure concentration and cognitive workload