Work and Cognitive Psychology: Research

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Modern work and modern techniques seem to facilitate human information processing and its translation into motor processes. On the one hand, the use of a computer mouse or the keypresses on a control panel need much less muscular strength than work in old industrial environments. On the other hand, modern techniques also produce new demands with regard to sensumotor coordination. These demands are focused by the research group on 'Work and Cognitive Psychology' at RWTH Aachen University. The studies of the group are concerned with basic and applied research on

  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Performance and Limitations of Human Information Processing
  • Interface of Perception and Action
  • Perception and Selective Attention
  • and Space Perception and Action.

Questions of basic research are investigated, for instance, in the subsequent applied areas

  • Cognitive Ergonomics
  • Traffic Psychology
  • Medical Engineering
  • Human Factors
  • and Virtual Environments.