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Bridging the technological gap - Spreading technological innovations in the study of the human and non-human mind

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Scientific advances depend not only on new ideas, conceptual leaps, and paradigm shifts, but also on technological innovations that make these steps possible. Especially in the study of cognition and behavior across species, rapid technological change creates immense opportunities to revolutionize scientific methods. The incredible speed of these changes makes it challenging for many researchers to keep up, and research communities struggle with impeding inconsistencies in the application and reporting of novel technological methodologies. Thus, the goal of this workshop is to bridge this technological gap by

  1. enabling early career researchers to build expertise (through lectures and hands-on training sessions) in the use of technology-based non-invasive methods: (I) motion tracking, (II) eye tracking, (III) pupillometry, (IV) thermal imaging, and (V) their machine learning equivalents and extensions,
  2. developing/discussing/sharing common standards and guidelines for the use of these methods,
  3. creating a vibrant, inspiring, and supporting research network, and
  4. fostering the exchange of ideas and the exploration of potential collaborations by providing ample opportunity for chats and discussions between the workshop sessions, during the welcome reception, the social gatherings, and the goodbye dinner.

We invite early career researchers, especially PhD students and postdocs, who are interested in acquiring expertise with non-invasive technological methods to study the cognition and behavior of human and non-human animals.


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Journey Description


E - Main Entrance/Reception
1 - Managing Board; sections: Infection Biology Unit, Unit of Infection Models, Laboratory Animal Science Unit, Primate Genetics Laboratory, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology Unit, Cognitive Ethology Laboratory, Neurobiology Laboratory, Research Coordination, Public Relations, Information Technology, Administration, Technical Support, Library.
2 - Material Delivery/Purchase
3 - Platform Degenerative Diseases
4 - Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory
5 - Animal Husbandry
6 - Imaging Center, Functional Imaging Laboratory

Arrival by car

Leave the interstate A7 at exit "Göttingen Nord". Follow the B27 straight ahead in the direction of "Braunlage". After the third traffic light intersection turn right towards "Kliniken". Afterwards turn left onto "Robert-Koch-Straße" direction "Universität Nordbereich/Polizei". At the end of "Robert-Koch-Straße" turn right onto "Otto-Hahn-Straße", direction "Nikolausberg". The first street on the left turn onto "Kellnerweg", follow the signs "Deutsches Primatenzentrum".

Arrival by bus

The footpath from the bus stop "Kellnerweg" to the Main Entrance/Reception: 
From Bus stop "Kellnerweg" (line 21/22 and 23) Cross the road, go in the direction of the bus. At the mailbox, turn left into the footpath and proceed to the end. Turn right into the Kellnerweg. The main entrance of the DPZ is on the left side.

Date and Time 31.07.22 - 16:00 - 06.08.22 - 18:00 Limited to max. 30 entrants. Open for signup


Hanna Schleihauf (DPZ)

Laura Lewis (Harvard)

Pierre-Etienne Martin (MPI Evolutionary Anthropology Leipzig)

Contact Dr. Hanna Schleihauf
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