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
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