Out doctoral candidates Katharina Kühne and Melinda Jeglinski have two new publications. One is a short book in German entitled "Sprache und Embodiment". The other publication with the title "Tamagotchi on Our Couch: Are Social Robots Perceived as Pets?" is a contribution to the proceedings of Robophilosophy conference 2022, together with our collaborator Oliver Bendel.
In December 2022, some members of our group met for a bowling afternoon. As indicated by the picture, this event was a good introduction to Christmas. Pictured are (from left to right): Elena Kulkova, Jaime Riascos, Arianna Felisatti, Francesco Belli, Martin Fischer, Alex Miklashevsky, Yuefang Zhou, Jochen Laubrock.
In October 2022, the head of our research group, Prof Martin Fischer, spoke at a panel discussion on the topic “Sind intelligente Roboter soziale Wesen?“ ("Are intelligent robots social beings?"). In addition, together with Dr Yuefang Zhou, an associate scientist of our group, he gave a talk on “Beziehungen mit Robotern“ ("Relationships with Robots"). The event entitled “Roboterliebe” ("Robot love") took place at the Evangelische Akademie Tutzing.
The program of the event can be accessed via the following link: drive.google.com/file/d/14Xh3buivhxCOo8q16FOaBQVjwbFpcW0D/view
The panel discussion with Prof. Fischer can be viewed online in the ARD Mediathek.
In December 2022, two of our group members, Katharina Kühne and Alex Miklashevsky, succeeded in publishing another publication. The article entitled "Space-Valence mapping of social concepts: Do we arrange negative and positive ethnic stereotypes from left to right?" has been published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology.
The article is available online:
In November 2022, Dr Felix Rebitschek, head of the Harding Center for Risk Literacy, was a guest speaker at the PECoG-group. He gave a talk about the topic of risk perception in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. We thank our speaker for the productive scientific exchange.
In November 2022, Fynn Dobler presented his master thesis at our team meeting. The work is entitled "Language effects on concrete and abstract concepts: The temporal dynamics of semantic processing in a brain-constrained neural network model". The first supervisor of the thesis is Prof Dr Dr Friedemann Pulvermüller from FU Berlin, the second supervisor is Prof Dr Martin Fischer, leader of our group. The talk was held online and has been recorded, available at the following link:
In October 2022, Prof. Fischer, leader of the PECoG group, gave a talk on numerical cognition at the Homi Bhabha Center for Science Education, Thata Institute for Fundamental Research in Bombai, India. The recording of this talk entitled "Empirical evidence for embodied mathematics and implications for education" is available online at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gdy2-ywMA-Y
Our group can record two successes at once:
The PECoG-group is pleased with this success.
The PECoG-group is offering a 3-year post-doc position in the project “Bounces: Boundary conditions of conceptual spaces” at the University of Potsdam. The call for applications can be downloaded here.
In September 2022 our group had two guests: Claudia Gianelli and her doctoral student Carlotta Maiocchi.
Picture on the left: lab-demo of the grip force sensor (Carlotta Maiocchi and Alex Miklashevsky).
Picture on the right: members of the PECoG group and our guests having lunch together on campus Golm (from left to right): Carlotta Maiocchi, Francesco Belli, Claudia Gianelli, Martin Fischer, Xin Li.
Time flies by... In September 2022, we celebrated our ten years anniversary together with three special guests and long-term collaborators: Claudia Gianelli, Senior Assistence Professor at the University of Messina, Oliver Lindemann, Associate Professor at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, and Sam Shaki, Professor at the Ariel University in Israel.
The picture shows (from left to right): Jochen Laubrock, Sam Shaki, Arianna Felisatti, Claudia Gianelli, Francesco Belli, Simge Türe, Alex Miklashevsky, Oliver Lindemann, Xin Li, Martin Fischer, Yuefang Zhou.
In Autumn 2022, some of our group members attended the ESCoP conference in Lille, France. The picture shows some of our doctoral candidates (from top left to bottom right): Elena Kulkova, Alex Miklashevsky, Francesco Belli, Katharina Kühne, Anastasia Malyshevskaya, Arianna Felisatti.
A PhD student of Jochen Laubrock, Johannes Meixner, won an award for the best oral presentation by an early career researcher for the talk Seven years later – Executive functioning predicts the development of the perceptual span during reading. The PECoG-group cordially congratulates.
More information about the award can be found here: https://www.ecem2022.com/awards
In August 2022, our doctoral student Katharina Kühne took part in the Robophilosophy conference in Helsinki. There she presented a poster titled Tamagochi on our Couch: Are Social Robots Perceived as Pets?. The poster describes a study she conducted together with our PhD student Melinda Jeglinski and Prof. Oliver Bendel, a collaborating scientist in our group. The picture shows Prof. Bendel and Katharina Kühne in front of the poster.
The poster is available here: https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.23236.30089
In July 2022, a new paper of our group was published on the perception of security means that were implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kühne, K., Fischer, M. H, & Jeglinski-Mende, M. A. (2022). During the COVID‑19 pandemic participants prefer settings with a face mask, no interaction and at a closer distance. Scientific Reports, 12: 12777. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-16730-1
The publication is available online.
This summer we had two guests at our lab: long-time collaborators Claudia Gianelli, Senior Assistant Professor at the University of Messina, and Sam Shaki, Professor at Arial University in Israel.
After lots of fruitful scientific exchange, we enjoyed dinner in Potsdam.
Abstract: During reading we look ahead in the text. Is the amount of look-ahead by our ongoing cognitive processes, as predicted by attentional gradient models? The authors used nonlinear mixed effects modeling of a large longitudinal developmental eyetracking dataset to arrive at a word-based measure of the perceptual span. They show that (1) when reading easier words we look ahead further than when reading difficult words at any given moment, (2) this dynamic modulation of the perceptual span is a general attentional process that can be used in development as early as word preview is used at all, and (3) the size of the perceptual span is larger for spatial than for temporal eye movement decisions, i.e., which word to look at next vs. how long to look at a word.
In this research, published in the journal Paladyn, we investigated perception of social robots:
Kühne, Katharina, Jeglinski-Mende, Melinda A., Fischer, Martin H. and Zhou, Yuefang. (2022) Social robot – Jack of all trades? Paladyn, Journal of Behavioral Robotics, 13, 10–22. https://doi.org/10.1515/pjbr-2022-0002
The paper is available online: https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/pjbr-2022-0002/html
In June 2022, Prof. Martin Fischer, Arianna Felisatti and Xin Li contributed to the conference organized by the Mathematical Cognition and Learning Society in Belgium with a study entitled Embodied numbers and numerical hands: A cross-cultural comparison of symbolic and finger-based number representations.
In May 2022, the PECoG-group was represented at the Potsdam Science Day. In addition to scientific exchange on various topics, a poster was presented on the subject of Calculating in circles: An interdisciplinary cognition project.
Image 1: booth of Cognitive Sciences; Image 2: poster; Image 3: Prof. Fischer, head of our research group.
On July 1st and 2nd 2002, a workshop on food preferences takes place at Schrödinger Lecture Theatre in Adlershof. The workshop is organized by Soyoung Q Park, Martin Fischer, leader of the PECoG-group, and Werner Sommer. Registration is free but required;
please register until 3rd of June via email: food.preferencesudifepde
For more information on keynote speakers, see the official workshop flyer:
This April, we hosted two guest talks in our lab meeting:
The talk by Sheila Macrine and Jennifer Fugate was recorded and can be watched online: https://boxup.uni-potsdam.de/s/oQkbGszBcgsXtgJ (PW: PECOG2022_PECOG2022)
This April, Claudia Gianelli, one of our associated researchers, visited the PECoG-group. She is a senior assistant professor at the University of Messina, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, in Italy and she previously worked as a post-doc in our research group. We are very pleased about her visit and the scientific exchange with her.
In spring 2022, our group took part in the Mind Brain Body (MBB) Symposium, which took place virtually in Leipzig: https://www.cbs.mpg.de/1906479/program-mbb-2022.
We presented three posters:
Below you see the posters. Click on the respective poster to enlarge it. The posters can also be downloaded from the symposium website (see links above).
In January 2022, Arianna Felisatti published an article in Cognition in collaboration with the University of Padua. It is about the bi-directional link between attentional orienting and number processing.
Felisatti, A., Ranzini, M., Blini, E., Lisi, M., & Zorzi, M. (2022). Effects of attentional shifts along the vertical axis on number processing: an eye-tracking study with optokinetic stimulation. Cognition, 221, 104991. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2021.104991
Prof. Fischer, head of the PECoG-group, and other scientists are investigating this question. Their opinions and findings are summarized in a documentary by Arte television.
The documentary is in German and can be watched online:
Alex Miklashevsky from the PECoG group and Axel Wiepke from the Institute for Computer Science at the University of Potsdam investigated this question. The two published an opinion article entitled Imaginary Worlds and Their Borders in the journal Frontiers in Psychology. The publication is freely available online at: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.793764
Do you still need VP hours? - Why not benefit twice: We, the PECoG-group, are still giving away free books to our test subjects - and there are more and more books to choose from.
How does this work? - Take part in our lab-based studies and choose your favorite book from the bookshelf.
For each experiment you participate in you may pick one book. We await you on campus!
Teaching Award 2021 of the Brandenburg Ministry for Science, Research and Culture goes to Dr. Sarah Risse, Dr. André Krügel and Daniel Backhaus for their course concept on teaching computer-advised scientific methods. We cordially congratulate them on their success!
For more information, see the press release of the ministry:
The following link leads to the notification of the university of potsdam:
In November 2021, Katharina Kühne, PhD student in the PECoG group, traveled to Cologne. There, she visited her second supervisor Prof Markus Raab, did further planning of her project and got to know the university's laboratories. Oliver Lindemann, a former member of our group and associate professor at the University of Rotterdam, joined the scientific exchange.
The picture shows a happy dinner after work.
In September 2021, the PECoG-members published an Opinion Article together with some associated scientists of the group. The title of this publication is More Instructions Make Fewer Subtractions. The publication can be download from the website of the journal Frontiers in Psychology:
Fischer, M. H., Winter, B., Felisatti, A., Myachykov, A., Mende, M.A., & Shaki, S. (2021). More instructions make fewer subtractions. Frontiers in Psychology 12, 720616. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.720616.
In September 2021, the book entitled Embodied Psychology: Thinking, Feeling, and Acting was published. Our group contributed with a chapter on Embodied Numbers and Arithmetic. The book has been published by Springer:
Fischer, M. H., Felisatti, A., Kulkova, E., Mende, M. A., & Miklashevsky, A. (2021). Embodied Numbers and Arithmetic. In: Robinson, M.D., & Thomas, L. E. (Hrsg.). Embodied Psychology: Thinking, Feeling, and Acting. Springer: New York. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-78471-3.
In June 2021, Francesco Belli, Arianna Felisatti and Martin Fischer published "BreaThink": breathing affects production and perception of quantities, in Experimental Brain Research.
DOI of the paper: 10.1007/s00221-021-06147-z
Do you still need VP hours? - Why not benefit twice: We, the PECoG-group, are giving away free books to our test subjects.
How does this work? - Take part in our lab-based studies and choose your favorite book on the bookshelf.
For each experiment you participate in you may pick one book. We await you on campus!
In April 2021, a book review was published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, on which some members of the PECoG-group worked as part of the doctoral colloquium. The authors are Alex Miklashevsky, Elena Kulkova, Melinda A. Mende, Matias Bertonatti from the PECoG-group and Alexej Michirev from the German Sports University in Cologne.
The publication is a review of the book "Judgment, Decision-Making, and Embodied Choices" by Markus Raab. The publication can be downloaded from the journal website.
In March 2021, a review article by Melinda Mende and Hendrikje Schmidt with the title Psychotherapy in the Framework of Embodied Cognition - Does Interpersonal Synchrony Influence Therapy Success? was released in Frontiers in Psychiatry. Ms. Schmidt is a trained psychotherapist - through her expertise, she extends our research focus and brings new facets of embodied cognition to the PECoG-group. We warmly congratulate her on her first publication in our group.
The article is available on the journal website.
In March 2021, another member of the PECoG-group presented her research at a conference: Melinda Mende presented a poster with the title Coloring Negation - Selection of Alternatives is Situated in Context as part of the virtual MBB Symposium.
In March 2021, Arianna Felisatti gave a presentation at the virtual TeaP conference entitled Fingers tracking numbers: The use of Leap Motion to explore the functional link between fingers and numbers. The presentation can be watched here: https://vimeo.com/515400480/eaefe4905f
In February 2021, a commentary with the Title Separation/connection procedures: From cleansing behavior to numerical cognition was published in the Journal BBS written by some members of the PECoG-group doctoral colloquium: Arianna Felisatti, Martin H. Fischer, Elena Kulkova, Katharina Kühne and Alexej Michirev.
The article is available online via the journal homepage.
PECoG published a new manuscript in collaboration with Oliver Lindemann (Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands) on the topic of embodied number processing. The study applied a novel technique, bimanual grip force recording, to contrast three prominent accounts of number understanding: Mental Number Line, A Theory of Magnitude and the Embodied Cognition account. The publication is publicly available in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience:
In december 2020, the PECoG-group published an article in the Journal Frontiers in Neurorobotics . The article is named The Human Takes It All: Humanlike Synthesized Voices Are Perceived as Less Eerie and More Likable. Evidence From a Subjective Ratings Study.
This publication is available online via the journal website.
The book “Maschinenliebe” (mostly in German) has just been published at https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-658-29864-7
It contains a chapter by Yuefang Zhou and Martin Fischer, discussing psychological aspects of intimate relations with humanoids.
On 13 October, Professor Fischer delivered a talk at the Teltow Industry Museum on the topic of Psychological relationships with humanoid robots – today and tomorrow.
The meeting was organized with excellent COVID19 precautions by Mr Starke, who can be seen together with Prof Fischer in front of the presentation.
Our Virtual Reality Lab has hosted a small demo of the “Virtual classroom” training app by PECoG member Axel Wiepke, who is showing here a trainee how to interact with virtual pupils through the controllers. The app aims to help teacher trainees to deal with stressful events during teaching and is developed at the Informatics Department of University of Potsdam.
The Potsdam Embodied Cognition Group (Alex Miklashevsky and Martin H. Fischer, Germany) together with the Department of Education and Child Studies of the Erasmus University Rotterdam (Oliver Lindemann, The Netherlands) presented a digital poster entitled “Counting Fingers in Your Mind: Grip Force Signatures of Numerical Processing” at the annual meeting of The Mathematical Cognition and Learning Society (www.the-mcls.org/), which took place online this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The presented study demonstrated a link between numerical cognition and individual finger counting experience: processing numbers activates finger-related brain circuits already at 100-140 ms after stimulus presentation. Such activation is reflected in spontaneous grip force fluctuations measured by using grip force sensors.
This supports the idea of numbers as embodied abstract concepts: number processing in adults still relies on individual finger counting experience acquired in early childhood.
The poster can be found on Twitter via the following link: twitter.com/MCLStrainee/status/1312046373781594113?s=20
In July 2020, Arianna Felisatti, Jochen Laubrock, Samuel Shaki and Martin Fischer published A biological foundation for spatial–numerical associations: the brain’s asymmetric frequency tuning (doi.org/10.1111/nyas.14418), in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.
On current occasion, the members of the PECoG-group Katharina Kühne and Melinda A. Mende have published an article in the journal InMind. The article was published in June 2020 and is entitled Noli me tangere! Unser peripersonaler Raum in den Corona-Zeiten (in German language). The topic of the article is the peripersonal space and how it changes as a result of the pandemic.
The article is available online at: https://de.in-mind.org/article/noli-me-tangere-unser-peripersonaler-raum-in-den-corona-zeiten
In the end of 2019, the PECoG-group hosted the Workshop Learning from Humanoid AI: Motivational, Social & Cognitive Perspectives. The workshop took place from 30th of November to 1st of December 2019 at the university of Potsdam. Dr. Zhou und Prof. Fischer organized the workshop together with Prof. Rebecca Lazarides.
Keynote-speakers were Prof. Tony Belpaeme and Prof. Oliver Bendel, among others.
Contributions to the workshop will be publisehd in a special issue in the journal Paladyn - Journal of Behavioral Robotics.
For further information visite the website of the workshop: https://embracingai.wordpress.com/
In March 2020, the journal Frontiers in Psychology published an research topic with the titel "On the Development of Space-Number Relations: Linguistic and Cognitive Determinants, Influences, and Associations" as an e-book. The PECoG-group has three publications in this research topic. These are:
Mende MA, Shaki S and Fischer MH (2018) Commentary: The mental representation of integers: An abstract-to-concrete shift in the understanding of mathematical concepts. Front. Psychol. 9:209. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00209.
The complete e-book is available on the webseite of the journal.
In March 2020, Arianna Felisatti, Jochen Laubrock, Samuel Shaki and Martin Fischer published a "Commentary: A mental number line in human newborns"
(doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2020.00099), in Frontiers Human Neuroscience.
The this year’s theme „Zehn“ (ten) was a good occasion to invite the
temporary city’s visitors to question their usual way of finger counting and
to realize that the way we perceive and operate with numbers is heavily
dependent on our ten finger counting habits For this purpose, the 31st of
August, Dennis Höpfel, Arianna Felisatti, Vivien Peddinghaus and Umut Vural
developed a game challenging people of any age to portray numbers by using
their fingers in an unusual way while being as fast as possible. Moreover,
they provided a symbolic activity involving the visitors to "give an hand"
to make the forests flourish.
There are currently two funded PhD studentships (each for 3 years at 65% full-time) available at the Potsdam Embodied Cognition Group.
One basic research project studies the relationship between body movements and numerical cognition. Ideal candidates have a Master degree in experimental psychology and specific skills in kinematic and kinetic analyses. Start date is between December 2019 and April 2020.
The other interdisciplinary and applied project develops an augmented reality training for desaster management. Ideal candidates have a Master degree in psychology with focus on stress assessment and additional skills in VR programming. Start date is January 2020.
Please contact the lab leader Prof Fischer for further details or to submit your CV and motivation letter.
Dr Yuefang Zhou serves as a guest editor of a special issue on “Learning from Humanoid AI: Motivational, Social and Cognitive Perspectives” in Paladyn, Journal of Behavioral Robotics. This thematic special issue is devoted to the publication of high-quality research papers, in part, to be presented at the International Workshop: Learning from humanoid AI: Motivational, Social and Cognitive Perspectives. The aim of the workshop is to address some of the fundamental questions in human-robot interaction, for example, are there some general principles of human-robot interaction that can inform robot designs in different fields including healthcare, education and entertainment? How can we learn from different perspectives to utilize common principles for improved human-robot interaction?
In July 2019, Prof Fischer, Prof Shaki and their doctotral candidate Arianna
Felisatti attended the Workshop "The Mind's Spatialization in Humans and
Non-humans" that took place in Nice, France. Arianna Felisatti presented her
poster "From Brain's Specialization to Numbers' Spatialization".
In July 2019, Melinda Mende, a menber of the PECoG group, published a mini-review article with the title "Alcohol in the Aging Brain – The Interplay Between Alcohol Consumption, Cognitive Decline and the Cardiovascular System". The article is in English language and can be downloaded here: https://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2019.00713.
Professor Oliver Bendel from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland was giving a guest lecture on 23 May 2019. He was hosted by Dr. Yuefang Zhou from the PECoG group. Professor Bendel’s talk is entitled “Fundamentals and Artifacts of Machine Ethics” (http://oliverbendel.net/<wbr />index.html). His talk slides can be requested for by emailing Dr Zhou (yuezhouuuni-potsdampde).
On 1st of May Prof Fischer was interviewed on national radio RadioEins about the research strategy of our lab with regard to emotional links between humans and machines. The interview (held in German) can be found here:
https://www.radioeins.de/<wbr />programm/index.htm/psdoc=%<wbr />21content%21rbb%21rad%<wbr />21programm%21sendungen%<wbr />21sendungen%21378%211905%<wbr />21190501_15_00_sondersendung_<wbr />4838.html
On 26 April, Jacek Zloczowski (leftmost person in picture) visited the weekly PECoG lab to receive some inspiration for their own CogSci lab developments. Also among the guests were members of the Neuraltrain company who are collaborating with us to develop a mood-enhancing app.
On the 28th of May 2019 (19–20:30), Dr. Yuefang Zhou gave a talk on the topic "The Future of Sexuality" in the framework of the Ring-lecture "Reale Utopien". The talk took place in the Museum of Hygiene (Hygienemuseum) in Dresden.
Open the following link for further information:
The full talk can be found here
The book "AI Love You – Developments in Human-Robot Intimate Relationships" , edited by the PECoG group, is being published now.
The book summarizes the topics of the workshop "AI Love You" that the PECoG group hosted in december 2017.
As part of his Research visit to the Lab of Prof. Anna Borghi at Sapienza University Rome, Prof. Fischer has organized with her a workshop on Abstract concepts. Details can be found here:
In March 2019, Dr. Yuefang Zhou visied the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, CNR (Italian National Research Council) in Rome. The photo shows her discussions with Dr. Amedeo Cesta, vice-president of the Italian Association of Artificial Intelligence, on collaborative ideas using the Sanbot Elf robot.
In January 2019, Prof. Fischer published a commentary together with our collaboratuer Prof. Shaki from Ariel university in Israel in the journal Nature. The titel is "How to make talks less boring".
Here is the article: Fischer & Shaki 2019
The article is also avaible online: https://www.nature.com/<wbr />articles/d41586-019-00153-6
Research by our group was mentioned in a TV documentary about sexual behaviours in the digital age. Prof Fischer was interviewed about special personality attributes of people who might have intimate relationships with humanoid robots and reports findings about the relation between interoception and embodiment (video segment from 4min20 to 5min40, German only).
Link to the mediathek: http://www.3sat.de/mediathek/?mode=play&obj=77949
Dr. Zhou and Prof. Fischer participated in a discussion on the future of AI that is broadcast on national radio. Our contributions touched upon the Kismet robot (9min:40sec), the ICub robot (12:30), a visit to Realbotix (14:20), the possibilities of sex therapy with humanoid robots (15:40) and the need for general risk asssesment for new technologies (17:00).
The broadcast is in German language. Open the following link to listen to it:
In December 2018, Dr. Oksana Tsaregorodtseva from Tomsk University in Russia (http://cognitio.tsu.ru/en/staff/oksana-tsaregorodtseva/ )gave a talk at the University of Potsdam and visited the PECoG group. The topic of her talk was "The effect of a word on visuospatial working memory".
In November 2018, Dr. Yuefang Zhou who works at the Charité Berlin and who is an associated scientist of the PECoG group gave an interview to the local newspaper "Märkische Allgmeine Zeitung" (MAZ). The topic was her research on social robots.
The article is in German language and is available online: http://www.maz-online.de/Nachrichten/Kultur/Sozialwissenschaftlerin-Yuefang-Zhou-im-Interview-ueber-kuenstliche-Intelligenz-und-Sex-Roboter
In November 2018, Prof. Shaki who is an associate researcher of the group from Ariel University in Israel visited the group in the in the framework of the workshop “Cross-domain semantic priming – language and arithmetic” that the group hosted. This gave the occasion to also have a meeting toghether with Arianna Felisatti who is a doctoral candidate in the group. Her project is part of the new DFG project and it is co-supervised by Prof. Shaki.
In November 2018, the PECoG gruop successfully hosted the workshop “Cross-domain semantic priming – language and arithmetic". The pictures show impressions of both the workshop and the dinner that the group had together with the speakers.
Cognitive scientists seek to identify mechanisms of thought that apply across domains.
Consider the relation between language and arithmetic: both domains arguably describe
real-world facts, thus perhaps explaining the “unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics”
Syntactic priming between these two domains has been documented by Scheepers,
Myachykov, and colleagues (2011, 2014), semantic alignment effects were documented by
Bassok and colleagues (2008). Yet, Ronasi and colleagues (2018) failed to find semantic
priming. Why do linguistic statements such as “Everyone except John goes to school” not
prime a subsequent subtraction (e.g., “10 – 4”), by inducing faster solution compared to
when the same problem is preceded by a statement like “Nobody except John goes to
school”, which might instead prime addition? Why did it also fail the other way around?
We wish to address this topic, inform each other about recent progress, develop a set of
promising experimental paradigms, and submit a pre-registered report based on cross-
For further details please contact Prof Martin H Fischer per email at martinfuuni-potsdampde
This July, Dr. Marco Fabbri from University of Caserta gave a guest lecture in our group.
In April 2018, the american linguist Daniel L. Everett visited the univesity of Potsdam and joined the PECoG group for a lab demonstration and for dinner.
In winter 2017, the PECoG group hosted the international workshop "AI Love You".