Current fundings of the RF Cognitive Sciences


Interdisciplinary PhD-projects

Research on visual and linguistic communication with methods of machine learning

Project description: The aim of the project is to investigate visual and linguistic communication with methods of cognitive psychology and machine learning.

Co-supervised by: Dr. Jochen Laubrock and Prof. Dr. David Schlangen

Interpersonal synchrony and language development of infants

Project description: The aim is to investigate whether and how early interpersonal synchrony predicts the later language development of infants.

Supervised by:  Dr. Ezgi Kayhan Wagner, Prof. Dr. Boll-Avetisyan and Prof. Dr. Brigit Elsner

Transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation (tVNS) and language processing

Project description: The aim is to investigate the influence of transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation (tVNS) on the electrophysiology of language comprehension and learning. For example, the question is whether tVNS can enhance incidental memory formation during language comprehension.

Supervised by: Prof. Dr. Milena Rabovsky, Prof. Dr. Mathias Weymar and Prof. Dr. Isabell Wartenburger.