EEG lab

Electroencephalography (EEG) is a way of measuring brain waves exhibited in cortical areas of the central nervous system. Several states as well as reaction sequences can thus be differentiated and connected to behavior of human beings.

Imaging lab

Voltage-sensitive dye imaging (VSDI) enables visualization of ongoing brain dynamics giving access to the coordinated activation pattern of millions of neurons. Spatiotemporal patterns of activity play an essential role in memory consolidation - by maintaining specific internal representations of past experiences - and in feature binding through immediate interactions across activity triggered by current sensory events.

Movement lab

We capture human motion by tracking infrared markers with a 3D-camera-system, to examine processes that underlie motion planning, reveal otherwise covert movement structure, or uncover effects of simultaneous cognitive processing.

Psychophysics labs

Psychophysics engages with the perceptual conditions, which can be explained by the characteristics and performance of perception.

Robotics Lab

The robotics lab is where the autonomous robotics group tests cognitive architectures on robots.

The Institut für Neuroinformatik (INI) is a central research unit of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. We aim to understand the fundamental principles through which organisms generate behavior and cognition while linked to their environments through sensory systems and while acting in those environments through effector systems. Inspired by our insights into such natural cognitive systems, we seek new solutions to problems of information processing in artificial cognitive systems. We draw from a variety of disciplines that include experimental approaches from psychology and neurophysiology as well as theoretical approaches from physics, mathematics, electrical engineering and applied computer science.

Universitätsstr. 150, Building NB, Room 3/32
D-44801 Bochum, Germany

Tel: (+49) 234 32-28967
Fax: (+49) 234 32-14210