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New findings on the intertwined processing of sensorimotor signals in the human brain

EEG correlates of sensorimotor processing: independent components involved in sensory and motor processing
Melnik A, Hairston WD, Ferris DP and König P (2017)
DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-04757-8Sci Rep 7:4461

To provide insight into cortical areas responsible for sensorimotor computation, we used a set of complex categorization-response tasks to test whether functional modules are participating in both sensory as well as motor processing. We consistently found independent components related to both sensory stimulation and motor response onsets. This tight coupling of sensorimotor processing in the human brain, supports frameworks like embodied cognition, common coding, and sensorimotor contingency that do not sequentially separate sensory and motor brain processes.

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Wie wäre es mit einem spannenden Familienausflug? Das Team vom Kindersprachlabor der Universität Osnabrück unter der Leitung von Prof. Dr. Jutta L. Mueller, führt eine EEG-Studie zum Thema Worterwerb und Spracherwerb durch. Hierfür suchen wir noch Babies im Alter von 10-12 Monaten, die gemeinsam mit einem Elternteil an der Studie teilnehmen möchten. Bei Interesse oder Fragen freuen wir uns auf eine E-Mail an:

What is Cognitive Science? - Der Film zum "Handbuch Kognitionswissenschaft"

In dem durch ein Studienprojekt entstandenen Film "What is Cognitive Science?" wird in 80 Minuten erklärt, was die Studenten und Studentinnen an ihrem Studiengang interessant finden.
Der Film ist sowohl sehenswert für echte CogScis als auch besonders für interessierte Laien und natürlich für diejenigen, die bisher keine zufriedenstellende Antwort auf die Frage erhalten haben: "Kognitionswissenschaft? Was ist das eigentlich?".

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"The Science of our Minds" – The new official promotional video

The Institute of Cognitive Science in Osnabrück proudly presents "The Science of our Minds" – The new official promotional video.


How does our brain work?
What is the relationship between mind and brain?
Is it possible to create artificial intelligence?
These are questions, the scientists at the Institute of Cognitive Science in Osnabrück deal with.


 Jobs:

Research Associate (65%) in the Psycho-/Neurolinguistics Research Group

The Psycho-/Neurolinguistics Research Group (Jun.-Prof. Dr. Jutta Mueller) of the Institute of Cognitive Science invites applications for

1 Research Associate
(Salary level E 13 TV-L, 65 %)

to be filled by October 1, 2017 for a period of 3 years.

Description of Responsibilities:
The position involves participation in the research activities within the DFG funded research project Neurocognitive basis of auditory-linguistic rule learning in infancy and adulthood: From rule extraction to memory storage. This project aims at the investigation of infant's ability to detect complex rule in speech and of the question whether and how this relates to other linguistic and non-linguistic abilities.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work towards a PhD outside working hours.

Required Qualifications:

Research Associate (50%) in the Philosophy of Mind and Cognition Research Group

The Philosophy of Mind and Cognition research group (Prof. Dr. Sven Walter) of the Institute of Cognitive Science invites applications for the position of a

Research Associate
(Salary level E 13 TV-L, 50 %)

to be filled by October 1, 2017 for a period of 3 years.

Description of Responsibilities:
The position involves participation in the research activities of the Philosophy of Mind and Cognition group. Our main research topics are

• philosophical and empirical approaches to free will and moral responsibility
• situated approaches to cognition: embodied, embedded, extended and enacted
cognition
• philosophy of emotions
• experimental philosophy

The position includes teaching Cognitive Science courses at B.Sc. and M.Sc. level (2 hours/week). The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work towards a PhD.

Required Qualifications: