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Future Prospects – “SoMe4Dem” And How Social Media Can Damage or Strengthen Democracy

Fake news, manipulation, and opinion mongering – social media has made it easy to blur the lines between facts and opinions and influence public …
Maren Völz steht in einer Bootshalle.

“Strength, Endurance, and the Right Technique” – Potsdam student Maren Völz rows in the national team

“It feels great to glide across the water,” Maren Völz says enthusiastically. However, the rower knows from many years of experience that it takes a …
Three apparently unhappy examiners ask the test subject to solve difficult problems and pose uncomfortable questions.

Stress Fest at the Stress Test – A visit to Prof. Dr. Pia-Maria Wippert’s laboratory

A plain white room in historic Building 12 at Am Neuen Palais campus, a table, three chairs. There is nothing to indicate that things are about to get …
Prof. Heinz Völler and his team

Back to Work Without Cardiophobia – “AmPULS” is testing a program that supports a return to the workplace following cardiovascular disease and rehabilitation

The lakeshore behind the clinic invites for a walk. The resin scent of the nearby forest, the fresh wind blowing across the water – those who come to …
Prof. Dr. Doreen Georgi

Researching Limits to Recognize Possibilities – The Collaborative Research Center 1287 investigates the “variability of language”

Undoubtedly, language is one of the most versatile tools used by humans. This is because of its variability, which manifests across all levels – from …
Illustrations cognitive sciences

“Now is the right time and this is the right place“ – In Potsdam’s cognitive sciences, researchers from different disciplines have been working together successfully for many years

The cognitive sciences deal with the information processing and structures of an intelligent system – be it humans or machines. In Potsdam, cognitive …
Prof. Dr. Katharina Scheiter

33 Questions to Prof. Dr. Katharina Scheiter, Professor of Digital Education at the Department of Education

Digital media are increasingly finding their way into schools. On the one hand, their use in schools is intended to prepare children and adolescents …
Robot Nao

Face to Face – David Schlangen wants to enable artificial intelligence to interact with us in real time

Whether in an online help chat or when calling a service provider on the phone: communication with dialogue systems has become omnipresent. Most of …
Prof. Natalie Boll-Avetisyan

Early Detection at the Push of a Button – Prof. Natalie Boll-Avetisyan has developed a toy to indicate the risk of a language disorder

The teacher gives specific instructions: “When you have finished the exercise, pack the book, go to the shelf, and get a worksheet from the rack.” The …
Hund balanciert Kaffeetasse auf dem Kopf

Coffee with Dog – Milena Rabovsky analyzes language processing in the brain through neural networks and primarily relies on learning effects through prediction errors

Listen up: “The dog was bitten by the man.” – Got it? No? Good! When we read or hear something, our brain often already knows what will come next. …