Virtual talk series “Neurocognition & Work”

Date(s) - 01/11/2022 - 06/21/2022
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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May 10: Dr. Peter Clayson, University of South Florida, USA: Considerations and Implications of Open Science for Studies of Human Electrophysiology – the Benefits of Adopting Open Science Practices

Open science practices are beginning to permeate clinical and cognitive neuroscience, including studies of human electrophysiology (EEG). These practices largely aim to improve the transparency of research in hopes of increasing the replicability, credibility, and availability of scientific findings. However, the application of these practices to human EEG data can be challenging. EEG is temporally and spectrally rich, and the collection and analysis of EEG is computationally intensive and methodologically complex. These features inherent to EEG data analysis contribute to difficulties with reproducibility and replicability of prominent effects. Therefore, this talk draws on examples from research using EEG and event-related brain potentials (ERPs) to highlight how open science practices can mitigate challenges with the complexity inherent in EEG/ERP data analysis and benefit both the individual researcher and scientific community. These examples include the use of multiverse analyses to optimize data processing, the use of psychometric reliability and data quality to characterize processed data, and the use of preprints to increase attention to published work. By embracing open science principles throughout the research process, researchers can improve the impact of their own work and advance their academic careers, while simultaneously improving the replicability, credibility, and availability of findings from studies of human EEG/ERP data.

June 21: Dr. Peter Hancock, University of Central Florida

Past Talks:

  • Dr. Louise C. Barne, The French Aerospace Lab ONERA: Enhanced neural processing of attended stimuli –  decoding the content under spatial and temporal attention (recording on YouTube)
  • Dr Blaire Dube, Ohio State University: Interactions between attention and visual working memory: How their circuit supports behaviour, and what happens when it fails (recording on YouTube)
  • Dr Timothy Brady, University of California, San Diego: Why intuitive theories of memory lead us wrong: memory representations are continuous strength, population-based and hierarchical (recording on YouTube)
  • Dr Monique Lorist, University of Groningen: Probabilistic feedback: what do we do with it?
  • Dr Keisuke Fukuda, University of Toronto Mississauga, Visual working memory representations are distorted by its use in perceptual comparisons (recording on YouTube)
  • Dr Julian Keil, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Brain-state dependent multisensory perception (recording on YouTube)
  • Dr Tara Behrend, Purdue University, Electronic Surveillance of Workers: Effects on Performance and Well-Being (recording on YouTube)
  • Dr Anna-Katharina Bauer, University of Oxford: Synchronisation of neural oscillations within and across sensory modalities (recording on YouTube)
  • Dr Kirsten Adam, University of California, San Diego: Trial-by-trial dynamics of attention and working memory (recording on YouTube)


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