Grand opening of the CNSR 

Prof. Pross is unveiling of the new entrance sign

On June 23, the official opening of the CNSR took place in the presence of the Prorector for Research Prof. Dr. Jörg Pross and many colleagues from the other FoFs. After the unveiling of the new entrance sign, the approximately 100 participants from all areas of Heidelberg University were able to get an impression of the infrastructural offerings of the CNSR. For this purpose, the CNSR staff had prepared various scientific demonstrations that invited the visitors to participate. Thus one could

  • test your mimic skills in expressing the 6 Eckman basic emotions (automatic emotion recognition with AI, facereading),

  • walk on a wooden plank over the virtual edge of the roof of a skyscraper (virtual reality),

    VR demonstration


  • playing ping-pong on a computer using only the power of one's own gaze (eytracking),

  • synchronize one's own brain with that of a game partner while solving a common task (EEG - hyperscanning), and

  • observing one's own brain activity in real time while trying to grasp small objects with chopsticks (functional near-infrared spectroscopy, fNIRS).

    fNIRS demonstration


At the end of the event, there was a lot of positive feedback from the visitors and expressions of interest in using the Core Facility. We are happy about the successful event and the future cooperation with all interested research groups.

Pictures: Johannes Hofmeister
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