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Possible BA's/MA's Thesis Topics

We offer a supervision for theses dealing with the following topics (additional topics may be possible upon request):


Supervisor: Arianna Felisatti (ariannafelisatti@uni-potsdam.de)

  • The role of hemispheric asymmetry in spatial and numerical tasks
  • The role of context in spatial and numerical tasks
  • Exploration of mental representations with Mouse Tracker
  • Finger counting and numerical processing
  • Mental representation of numbers in normal and special population
  • Heuristics and biases in mental arithmetic: the operational momentum effect


Supervisor: Martin Fischer (martinf@uni-potsdam.de)

  •     Measuring action simulation in perception and comprehension
  •     The role of finger counting in adult numerical cognition
  •     Eye movements and mental arithmetic - Attentional processes on hand-held devices


Supervisor: Elena Kulkova (kulkovauni-potsdamde)

  • Non-literal language (e.g., idioms, metaphors, etc.) processing and its neural
  • Cross-domain semantic priming: The interplay between language and arithmetic
  • Hemispheric involvement during processing figurative meaning
  • Cross-domain semantic priming: The interplay between emotions and arithmetic
  • Embodied aspects of abstract concepts / abstract language comprehension
  • Action simulation during language comprehension


Supervisor: Alex Miklashevsky (miklashevskyuni-potsdamde)

  • Numerical / mathematical cognition: the role of the motor system
  • Rehabilitation tool for children with dyscalculia (embodied cognition approach)
  • Understanding of time through space (Mental time line / STARC-effect)
  • Interplay between the motor system and spatial attention
  • Embodied understanding of abstract concepts / abstract language
  • Scaling studies: perceptual / motor experience in language semantics
  • Continuous tracking of decision making


Supervisor: Yuefang Zhou (yuezhouuni-potsdamde)

  • Physical and psychological distancing (proxemics) in human-robot interaction
  • Social touch in human-robot interaction
  • Robotic voices perception
  • Social cognition in human-robot interaction

In case you are interested and/or have questions please refer directly to the supervisor.