my research

My research is aimed at gaining improved insight regarding humans' behavior as well as its underlying brain mechanisms in a world which becomes increasingly complex. In considering new technologies, I focus on the human factors of psychological stress, cognitive functioning, acceptance, and adaptability. By new technologies I refer to different areas such as automotive, shipping, robotics, and digital media.

I develop approaches aiming to improve training-related gains, reduce occurring loads, as well as get participants in an 'optimal state'. Within this context, I am also interested in individual attributes such as aging, affinity, or subjective knowledge. I address these topics by using electroencephalography (EEG), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), eye tracking, physiological measures (e.g., hormone analysis), as well as behavioral approaches.