ZiF Research Group

Cognitive Behavior of Humans, Animals, and Machines:

Situation Model Perspectives

October 2019 – July 2020

Convenors: Werner Schneider (Bielefeld, GER), Helge Ritter (Bielefeld, GER)

Shiau-Chuen Chiou


Foto Neurocognition and Action Research Group,
Faculty of Psychology and Sports Science, &
Center for Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC),
Bielefeld University, Germany
E-Mail: shiau-chuen.chiou@uni-bielefeld.de


Shiau-Chuen received her bachelor degree in finance from National Taiwan University and her master degree in cognitive neuroscience from National Central University, Taiwan. In her master thesis, she investigated how different augmented feedback modalities and information types influence bimanual coordination learning. Since 2015 she is a doctoral researcher at CITEC, Bielefeld University, studying fundamental mechanisms behind the commonly-used "observation-imitation" learning process with a specific focus on visual perception and working memory for whole-body movement sequences.

Current Main Research Interests

Shiau-Chuen's research interests focus on motor skill learning and the interaction between perception, action, and cognition. Her current work aims for understanding how different types of information are encoded and represented in the working memory when humans observe whole-body movements, and in particular how the spatiotemporal continuity as well as the complexity of human movements influence information's processing and its representation in the cognitive system.