Applied Cognitive Research Unit
The Applied Cognitive Research Unit is part of the chair of Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics belonging to the Department of Psychology (particularly Institute of Psychology III), Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of the Technische Universität Dresden. Our activities entail both applied and basic studies of human eye movements, perception and cognition.
interested in - and we are ready to help you with - the
investigation of diverse dynamic attention effects in real and
virtual environments. Our domains of expertise are
recording and analysis of eye movements during picture
perception, levels-of-processing effects in human memory,
attention centred design in human-computer interaction and
computer supported cooperative work, intelligent user's (and
driver's) support with an on-line evaluation of intentions and
situation awareness. Thereby, we make an extensive use of the
eye tracking systems. We have several cooperations with
national and intnernational partners. Within the TU Dresden we
are a partner of the Zentrum Virtueller Maschinenbau
We provide courses, seminars and interactive demonstrations for undergraduate and graduate students of psychology, engineering and informatics (including multimedia design). We are also involved in several international scientific projects, such as the European NEST PATHFINDER Project PERCEPT (Perceptual Consciousness - Explication and Testing) and European Network of Excellence COGAIN (Communication by Gaze Interaction). We also work in close collaboration with Interactive Minds Dresden a spin-off from our Research Unit.