Scroll down to see more information about the following associated researchers:
- Prof Oliver Bendel (Zurich, Switzerland)
- Claudia Gianelli, PhD (Messina, Italy)
- Dr Silke Göbel (York, United Kingdom)
- Prof André Knops (Paris, France)
- Prof Oliver Lindemann (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
- Dr Andriy Myachykov (Newcastle, United Kingdom)
- Prof Markus Raab (Cologne, Germany)
- Dr Christoph Scheepers (Glasgow, Scotland)
- Prof Samuel Shaki (Ariel, Israel)
- Dr Elena Sixtus (University of Potsdam)
- Dr Bodo Winter (Birmingham, United Kingdom)
- Dr Yuefang Zhou (FU Berlin)
Prof Bendel has been collaborating with the PECoG-group since 2019. He gives talks in our group and provides feedback on our projects.
- Social robots. Perspectives: Information ethics, robot ethics, machine ethics; Topics: Informational autonomy, responsibility in care and therapy, well-being when using sex robots, chatbots and voice assistants with simulated empathy, decision trees with moral annotations, moral menus;
- Service robots. Perspectives: Information ethics, robot ethics, machine ethics; Topics: Informational autonomy, responsibility for use in public spaces, decision trees with moral annotations, moral menus;
- Animal friendly machines. Perspectives: information ethics, machine ethics, animal-machine interaction; Topics: Protection of pets and wild animals when using robots and cars, face recognition for bears and wolves.
Claudia Gianelli is a Senior Assistant Professor at the University of Messina, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine in Italy. She worked for the PECoG-group from the year 2012 to 2018 and she was leader of the neuroscience laboratory of the group.
- Neurophysiological signatures of embodied processes. Methodologies: TMS, EEG, behavioral measures, kinematics;
- EEG measures of cortical oscillations and neural plasticity. Methodologies: EEG, behavioral measures;
- Action-based rehabilitation of movement disorders. Methodologies: TMS, EEG, kinematics and behavioral measures;
- Mobile Brain/Body imaging. Methodologies: EEG, kinematics, behavioral measures.
Dr Göbel is an associate professor at University of York. She has collaborated with the PECoG-group for several years. Already in 2011, Dr Göbel published a review article on the topic The Cultural Number Line (https://doi.org/10.1177/0022022111406251) together with Prof Shaki, another cooperator of our group, and Prof Fischer.
Current research interests: Numerical Cognition
- Development of number processing and arithmetic;
- Number and space;
- Cross-cultural differences in number processing and counting;
- Number processing and arithmetic in dyslexia/dyscalculia;
- Cognitive Neuroscience: Parietal Lobe Functions.
Prof Göbel leads the Numerical Cognition lab in York (https://www.york.ac.uk/psychology/research/facilities/numerical-cognition-lab/) and will lead one of the Research Challenges of the new ESRC Centre on Early Mathematical Learning at Loughborough university (https://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/research/new-centre-early-mathematics-learning/)
André Knops is a CNRS researcher (CR1) at the University Paris Descartes since 2018. His work is situated at the interface between Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience and Developmental Psychology.
- Understanding of the cognitive and neural underpinnings of numerical cognition;
- Combining classical psychophysical methods with the analysis of concurrent neurocognitive data from healthy participants across the life-span.
Prof Oliver Lindemann was a post-doc in our group. Today he is an associate professor at the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences in Rotterdam.
- Numerical cognition and motor representation;
- Mental arithmetic;
- Embodied knowledge representations;
- Open science.
Dr Myachykov is a collaborating scientist of the PECoG-group. He advises the group on experiments and projects, and we publish joint research projects.
- Biligual language processing;
- Language and behaviour (see joint Opinion Article with the PECoG-group, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.720616).
Prof Raab colloborates with the PECoG-group by co-supervising doctoral candidates together with Prof Fischer. In 2021, members of our group published a book review on his book Judgement, Decision Making and Embodied Choices(https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.665728).
- Decision making in sports. Methods: Behavioral experiments; Topics: Decisions of athletes, trainers, referees, simple heuristics;
- Embodied Cognition. Methods: Behavioral experiments, kinematics and reaction time; Topics: Creativity, problem solving, actions in sports;
- Motor learning and motor control. Methods: Kinematics, reaction time, studies on learning and training, longitudinal studies; Topics: Learning and analysis of simple and complex movements across the lifespan.
Dr Scheepers is a collaborating scientist of the PECoG-group. He gives talks, advises the group on experiments and projects, and we publish joint research projects.
- Psycholinguistics and the psychology of language;
- He employs various brain-imaging and behavioural methods, including the recording of eye-movements during reading and linguistically aided scene perception (visual-world paradigm).
Dr Scheepers is editorial board member for JEP:General (http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/xge/), Cognition (http://www.journals.elsevier.com/cognition/), Frontiers in Language Sciences (http://journal.frontiersin.org/journal/psychology/section/language-sciences) and Collabra (http://www.collabraoa.org/).
Professor Shaki from University of Ariel in Israel is a long-time collaborator of PECoG. We work on numerical cognition, especially the SNARC effect and its extensions.
Elena Sixtus is a research fellow in the group of Motor Function and Cogniton. After finishing her diploma in psychology, she was working on her PhD thesis on the topic The Influence of Finger Counting on Numerical Cognition in the PECoG-group. Her thesis is part of the project ManumericalCognition which is funded by the DFG. In this project, Ms Sixtus investigated the mutual influence of mental representation of the hands and of numbers. Her office is in room 35.0.08.
Dr. Winter is a cooperating scientist with the PECoG group. In 2021, members of our research group, together with Dr. Winter and other associated scientists published an opinion article in the journal Frontiers in Psychology with the title More Instructions Make Fewer Subtractions (https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.720616).
- Intersection of language and cognition;
- Multimodal communication of numerical information;
- Data-based decision-making;
- Open science.
Dr Yuefang Zhou was awarded funding for a project on imitation and empathy in doctor-patient communication by the Carnegie Trust, which allowed her to visit the PECoG regularly between 2015 and 2016. The outcome of this collaborative project is published here https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2017.08.016
Dr Zhou is currently a guest scientist at Free University Berlin under the Emotional Machines project led by Professor Elena Giannoulis.
Her current research interest is on human-robot intimate relationships. She has successfully organized international workshops, for example AI LOVE YOU (https://ailoveyou719055967.wordpress.com/) and she edited a book on this theme (https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-19734-6)