Augmented Cognition Lab

The Augmented Cognition Lab is dedicated to the study of perception, cognition, affective states and aesthetic experience in digital and multimodal media and cognitive technologies.  It is well equipped technologically and methodologically to investigate such processes when experiencing and interacting with complex stimuli and narrative content provided through immersive and representational interactive displays. The lab is directed by associate professors Luis Emilio Bruni together and Sofia Dahl. Equipment: The lab counts with state of the art equipment for measuring brain activity (electroencephalography – EEG) and several psychophysiological measurements devices and methods such as muscle activity (EMG), eye-tracking devices, heart and pulse rate measurements, computer vision and thermal imaging technology for recognition of affective states, including also a complete BCI research system, g.USBamp (CE-certified, FDA listed) with 32 channels with hardware and software for motor imagery/ERD, SSVEP-BCI and P300 ERP/BCI. It also counts with high performance computers and high resolution display systems for multimodal stimulus presentation (e.g. screens, augmented reality, virtual environments, 3D sound); software and game engines for the creation of engaging interactive virtual environments (e.g. Unity, CryEngine), and multimodal and tangible interfaces (e.g. Kinect, haptic controllers, eye-trackers).

Location and contact: The lab is located at FKJ12, 1. floor. Scientific Staff:
Luis Emilio Bruni (Associate Professor)
Sofia Dahl (Associate Professor)
Georgios Triantafyllidis (Assistant Professor)
Paolo Burelli (Assistant Professor)
Sarune Baceviciute (Research Assistant)