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Cognitive behavior of humans, animals, and machines: Computational and experimental perspectives (COBHAM Colloquium)

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ZiF Research Group

The COBHAM colloquium is part of the ZiF research group:

"Cognitive behavior of humans, animals, and machines: Situation model perspectives"

October 2019 - July 2020

Time: Friday, 10.30 - 12.00
Location: CITEC, Room 1.204


  • Prof. Werner Schneider (Neurocognitive Psychology, & CITEC, Bielefeld University) &
  • Prof. Helge Ritter (Neuroinformatics, & CITEC, Bielefeld University)

Please direct any inquiries about the Research Group "Cognitive Behavior of Humans, Animals, and Machines" to Josefine Albert or Shiau-Chuen Chiou (E-Mail:


COBAHM Schedules

Date Speaker Title
19.05.22 Fred Hamker
(Artificial Intelligence, Faculty of Computer Science, TU Chemnitz)
Visual attention, object substitution masking and cognitive control
23.06.22 Anna Schubö
(Cognitive Neuroscience of Perception & Action, Department of Psychology, Philipps University Marburgy)
Selection history and attentional control
30.06.22 Dirk Kerzel
(Cognitive Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Geneva)
The role of templates in the guidance of visual attention
14.07.22 Chris Olivers
(Experimental and Applied Psychology, Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences, VU Amsterdam)
Visual working memory for, not of
Date Speaker Title
07.11.19 Nina Hanning
(General and Experimental Psychology, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany)
How eye and hand movements shape what we perceive and remember
05.12.19 Radoslaw Cichy
(Department of Education and Psychology, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)
Dynamics of visual cognition: A spatio-temporally resolved and algorithmically explicit account
16.01.20 Stefan Kopp
(Social Cognitive Systems, Faculty of Technology, Bielefeld University, Germany)
Social cognitive behavior in interactive technical systems
23.01.20 Andrea Finke
(Neuroinformatics Group, Faculty of Technology, Bielefeld University, Germany)
Necessary and sufficient conditions for situation models - What we can learn from Disorder of Consciousness patients
30.01.20 Barbara Hammer
(Machine Learning Group, Faculty of Technology, Bielefeld University, Germany)
Adversarial Attacks and where to find them
13.02.20 Johanna Kißler
(Affective Neuropsychology, Bielefeld University, Germany)
Word processing in minimal social contexts
20.02.20 Iring Koch
(Cognitive and Experimental Psychology, RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
Cognitive control of attention and action
27.02.20 Gordon Feld
(Psychology and Neurobiology of Sleep and Memory, Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim, Germany)
Relevance guides sleep's memory enhancing effect
05.03.20 Lars Schwabe
(Cognitive Psychology, Universität Hamburg, Germany)
Stress and the modulation of multiple memory systems
12.03.20 no Colloquium because of the workshop "Learning for flexible, context-sensitive behavior"  
19.03.20 Roland Pfister
(Department of Psychology III, University Würzburg, Germany)
Binding for action slips
26.03.20 Robert Goldstone
(Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences & Program in Cognitive Science, Indiana University, USA)
Training perception and action to do the right thing
09.04.20 Heinrich R. Liesefeld
(Department Psychologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München & Munich Center for NeuroSciences - Brain & Mind, Munich, Germany)
Dimension- and space-based mechanisms of distractor handling in visual search
16.04.20 Nicholas Myers
(Experimental Psychology & Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity & Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging, University of Oxford, UK)
Limits of generalization in categorical judgments
30.04.20 Charan Ranganath
(Center for Neuroscience and Department of Psychology, & Memory and Plasticity Program, University of California at Davis, USA)
Cortico-hippocampal networks that support event cognition and episodic memory
14.05.20 Heiner Deubel
(General and Experimental Psychology, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany)
How motor plans shape what we perceive
21.05.20 Christi Himmelfahrt - German holiday  
28.05.20 Tobias Bast
(School of Psychology & Neuroscience@Nottingham, University of Nottingham)
Integration of cognitive and behavioral functions in the hippocampo-prefrontal/subcortical circuit
04.06.20 Katharina Schwarz
(Department of Psychology III, University of Würzburg, Germany)
Situational aspects of Sense of agency
11.06.20 Fronleichnam - German holiday  
18.06.20 Reinhold Kliegl
(Division of Cognitive Psychology, University of Potsdam, Germany)
Local Dynamics of Eye-Movement Control during Reading
25.06.20 Tobias Heed
(Biopsychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, Bielefeld University, Germany)
From touch to action: spatial coding in parietal cortex
02.07.20 David Vernon
(Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University Africa, Rwanda)
Cognitive architectures and their relevance to situation models
09.07.20 Moshe Bar
(Leslie and Susan Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center, Bar-Ilan Unviersity, Isreal)
Overarching states of mind
16.07.20 Malte Schillings
(Neuroinformatics, Bielefeld University, Germany)
From Adaptive Locomotion to Predictive Action Selection and Learning - Cognitive Control for a Six-Legged Walker
23.07.20 Katja Fiehler
(Team Perception & Action, Experimental Psychology, Justus-Liebig University Gießen, Germany)
Prediction of somatosensory action consequences
30.07.20 Oliver Brock
(Robotics and Biology Laboratory, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany)
From Parrots to Robots and Back
Date Speaker Title
12.04.19 Sanjay Manohar
(Cognitive Neurology, University of Oxford, UK)
Shifting the focus of attention within working memory
10.05.19 Peter Schulte
Department of Philosophy, Bielefeld University)
The Nature of Perceptual Constancies
14.06.19 Roland Pfister
(Department of Psychology, University of Würzburg)
Effect-based action control: The ideomotor approach
05.07.19 Mona Garvert
(Department of Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig)
Mapping relational knowledge in the service of flexible cognition
12.07.19 Nicolas Schuck
(NeuroCode, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin)
The role of task states and offline sampling in decision making and learning
Date Speaker Title
19.10.18 Christoph Kayser
(Cognitive Neuroscience, Bielefeld University)
Multisensory integration: A computational understanding of behaviour & brain activity
07.12.18 Wolfram Burgard
(Autonomous Intelligent Systems, University of Freiburg)
Deep learning for robot perception and navigation
14.12.18 Masud Husain
(Neurology & Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Oxford, UK)
Forgetting over seconds in health and disease
18.01.19 Christian Doeller
(Max Planck Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, Leipzig)
Structuring experience in cognitive spaces
01.02.19 Peter König
(Cognitive Science, Osnabrück University)
Embodied cognition

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