Prof. Dr. Jochem Rieger

Applied Neurocognitive Psychology

+49 (0)441 798-4533

+49 (0)441 798-3865

W30 1-120 (» Address and Map)

Secretary's Office

Jessica Jurado Garcia

+49 (0)441 798-5167

W30 1-119 (» Adresse und Lageplan)


Applied Neurocognitive Psychology Lab

Applied Neurocognitive Psychology Lab

We investigate the processes in the sensation-perception-action-cycle in an interdisciplinary team. Central to our research are cutting edge brain decoding methods which we use to learn from EEG, ECoG, MEG, or real time fMRI data how the brain accomplishes everyday tasks. The aim of our research is twofold. On the one hand we are interested in basic research questions on how the brain constructs percepts from environmental sensory data, represents percepts, makes decisions, and controls muscles to interact with the environment. On the other hand we are interested in constructing brain-machine interfaces to supplement human cognition, communication, and motor function. More detailed information can be found on the projects page.

Furthermore, we participate in the Open Science project. In collaboration with the Neuroimaging Unit, we develop software solutions aiming at providing support for open and reproducible scientific work. For more information on our work in this regard see the website of the DFG funded core centre "Tools for Open and Reproducible Science"

Our research approach

ANC Research Schema

Media Links

Driving is a goal-directed task. During traffic, blocking obstacles occur often eliciting driver frustration, and may result in more risky driving including speeding and aggressive behavior towards other traffic road participants. We envision to use ‘adaptive automation’ to design driver assistance systems that prevent those maladaptive driving behavior by supporting the driver to reduce the current frustration level or increasing the level of automation. For this, it is essential that we can assess driver frustration already at an early stage. As affective states come along with a change in cognitive appraisal and a subjectively experienced feeling, brain activity seems to be a promising indicator of frustration. Thus, we aim to investigate if brain activation fNIRS measurements could be used to assess realistically occurring driver frustration.

The link provided below describes our work in assessing driver frustration.

You can access all submissions to the Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience research topic "Constructing models of perception, cognition, and action based on encoding and decoding brain functions" from the link below:

If you have questions please contact

(Changed: 13 May 2022)