Virtual talk series “Neurocognition & Work”

Date(s) - 11/09/2021 - 01/25/2022
16:00 - 17:00

When: Tuesdays, 4 pm CET online via Zoom

What started as an adaption to the circumstances during the pandemic, has turned out to be an excellent opportunity to engage in scientific exchange with scientist from all over the world. Hence, the Department of Ergonomics will continue to host a virtual talk series. Interested guests are welcome to join.

Representing the variety of research topics investigated in our department, the invited talks will range from basic research on attention, working memory or perception to more applied topics related to cognitive neuro-ergonomics or human machine-interaction. Please see details on the upcoming talks and topics below. Talks will be approximately 45 minutes, followed by a discussion.


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30.11.2021: Tara Behrend, Purdue University, Electronic Surveillance of Workers: Effects on Performance and Well-Being (Hosted in cooperation with the Department of Psychology and Neurosciences)

Electronic surveillance affects nearly all workers, and in many cases the effects on stress, performance, and work behavior are unknown. The technologies involved range from video monitoring to location tracking and automated email scanning, and these technologies can be deployed for many diverse reasons. In this talk, I will describe the results from a meta-analysis of nearly 100 studies that have manipulated some form of surveillance, and outline some future research directions. I will also share new data describing how attitudes toward surveillance have changed post-pandemic

07.12.2021: Anna-Katharina Bauer, University of Oxford

11.01.2022: Monique Lorist, University of Groningen

25.01.2022: Kirsten Adam, University of California San Diego

Past Talks:

  • Keisuke Fukuda, University of Toronto Mississauga, Visual working memory representations are distorted by its use in perceptual comparisons (recording on YouTube)
  • Julian Keil, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Brain-state dependent multisensory perception (recording on YouTube)


Scientific Contact: 
Dr. Laura Klatt
Department of Ergonomics
Phone: +49 231 1084-260