Demos and Visual Media

Source: Website of Radboud University Nijmegen

Date: 25th September 2015

The Radboud Researchers Night

The Radboud Researchers Night is an event organized by the Radboud University for public outreach, with interactive demonstrations, live experiments, science shows, visual talks and much more. The sensorimotorlab participated by showing live demos.
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Source: European Researchers' Night: exploring science through fun learning

Date: 25th September 2015

The European Researchers Night

The European Researchers Night is a public science event organized by the European Union, where visitors had the opportunity to become a scientist for a day, discover different scientific disciplines and, most of all, have fun. All the events took place - simultaneously - on 25 September, in 280 cities across Europe and beyond. The European Researchers' Night attracts over 1 million people every year. This mega event offers visitors a unique opportunity to meet researchers and take part in science activities aiming to showcase both the fascination of research as a career and its significant societal impact. The sensorimotorlab participated by showing live demos.

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Source: MDR TV Channel, Germany

Date: 21st January 2016

Reise in die Zukunft (Journey into the future)

A TV program about roles and impacts of Robots in our future lives. The researcher Timo Leukefeld from Freiberg interview with Prof. Fred Hamker and visit from TU Chemnitz, Artificial Intelligence Lab.

See (in German) - available until 28 Jan 2016


Source: Radboud University Nijmegen

Date: 15th April 2014

The SpaceCog project - how do we orient ourselves in space

Scientists at Radboud University are researching the coding which takes place when our surroundings change. Every change requires a new calculation to fit the puzzle together again. The research in Nijmegen intends to understand how information arrives and is processed in the brain.

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Press Corner

Source: Website of Universite Paul Sabatier

Date: 18th December 2015

L'attention recherche de facon non-uniforme dans l'espace et dans le temps

Où est Charlie ? A la recherche de Charlie ou, dans la vie de tous les jours, d’une connaissance au sein d’un environnement riche de différents éléments visuels, notre attention se porte-t-elle sur un seul élément à la fois, sur plusieurs éléments, ou bien sur tous les éléments? En utilisant une méthode innovante, des chercheurs du Centre de recherche cerveau et cognition et de l’université Paul Sabatier, apportent de nouvelles preuves allant à l’encontre d’un déploiement uniforme de l’attention dans l’espace visuel, et suggèrent une périodicité de l’attention dans le temps. Cette étude est publiée dans la revue PNAS.

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also on university website


Source: Uni Aktuell, University of Technology, Chemnitz

Date: 10th November 2015

ANNarchy brings the brain into the computer

Computer scientists of the TU Chemnitz have developed a neuro-simulator that allows an easy modeling of the human brain via standard computer hardware.

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Source: Blog of Donders Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen

Date: 27th October 2014

Mind Matters: plattegronden in je brein

Wat is de meerwaarde van hersen- en cognitieonderzoek voor mens en maatschappij? Deze zomer schreef de Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO) een wedstrijd uit voor wetenschappers om hun hersenonderzoek zo te verfilmen dat het toegankelijk wordt voor een breed publiek. Tijdens de Breinproductendag op 4 december wordt de winnaar bekend gemaakt, maar alle inzendingen zijn nu al te zien op YouTube. In aanloop naar 4 december posten wij de komende tijd een paar van onze favorieten.

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Source: Blog of Donders Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen

Date: 6th June 2014

Mens moet robots wegwijs maken

Een robot die je huisvuil voor je aan de straat zet, of robots die een gebouw doorzoeken na een aardbeving. Robots zullen steeds belangrijker worden om ons te helpen, maar hiervoor moeten ze wel over dezelfde eigenschappen beschikken als wij. Eén zo’n eigenschap is dat wij ons moeiteloos kunnen oriënteren in een ruimte, ook als we onszelf door die ruimte verplaatsen.

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Source: Radboud University Nijmegen Press

Date: 15th April 2014

Neuroscientists at Radboud disprove idea about brain-eye coordination (Publication of Atsma et al., 2014, J Neurosci)

By predicting our eye movements, our brain creates a stable world for us. Researchers used to think that those predictions had so much influence that they could cause us to make errors in estimating the position of objects. Neuroscientists at Radboud University have shown this to be incorrect. The Journal of Neuroscience published their findings – which challenge fundamental knowledge regarding coordination between brain and eyes.

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Related news paper article in Dutch



Source: Uni Aktuell

University of Technology, Chemnitz
Date: 1st October 2013

Research - How humans orient in space

Computer scientists of the TU Chemnitz are developing models of human perception and cognition together with researcher from England, France, and Netherlands. This research is founded by the European Union.

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Source: Radboud University Nijmegen Press

Date: 18th April 2013

Helpful for robotics: brain uses old information for new movements

Information from the senses has an important influence on how we move. For instance, you can see and feel when a mug is filled with hot coffee, and you lift it in a different way than if the mug were empty. Neuroscientist Julian Tramper discovered that the brain uses two forms of old information in order to execute new movements well. This discovery can be useful for the field of robotics. Tramper will receive his doctorate on Thursday 24 April from Radboud University Nijmegen.

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