Research Goals of the Applied Cognitive Psychology Group
The main goal of our research is to understand how we percieve the world with all our senses (vision, touch, audition, ...) in ordert enable goal directed interactions.
What distinquished life with a central nervous system and brains - such as humans or animals - from life without brains - such as plants - is that we can freely move in order to enable goal directed interaction with the world surrounding us. That is the ultimate goal why we carry such a heavy and energy-consuming organ is not to gernerate some nice pictures in our head, bur to enable us to interact with the world.
It is important to always keep this goal in mind when studying sensory perception and it is the reason why we study multisensory perception always in the context of action.
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