We believe that strengthening the connection between fundamental neuroscience and applied neuro-rehabilitation is of great importance to advance patient rehabilitation.
Therefore, we aim at transferring fundamental behavioral research at the university to clinical settings by proceeding as follows:
- develop tasks and methodological approaches within our lab with the help of student data.
- adapt these approaches to the needs of elderly and clinical populations
- apply these methods in the clinic
We start with diagnostics. If patients demonstrate difficulties in tested functions, we aim at developing training approaches following the same procedure.
Importantly, while valuing the necessity of experimental precision in the laboratory, recognizing the differences between individuals in a clinical setting is of great significance to us.
Our projects include standard neuropsychological diagnostics, evaluation of response errors, response time measures, movement kinematics and/or brain imaging.
To expand our applications to virtual reality approaches we started collaborating with the Work Group Visual Computing led by Prof. Oliver Deussen (www.cgmi.uni-konstanz.de/en).His Master Student Rebecca Kehlbeck designs 3D environments to be applied in our studies.