CNSR 2.0 

We are back! After extensive remodeling and reconstruction work, the CNSR has been open again since the beginning of May.

What has happened in the CNSR during this time?

After the pollutant remediation a comprehensive modernization of the corridor and several rooms took place. Three laboratories are now equipped with permanently installed air conditioning, which significantly improves experimental conditions even in hot summer months. In addition, another behavioral laboratory was set up.

A new lighting concept was implemented in the corridor and electronic displays were installed on all laboratory doors, which are directly linked to the online booking system and signal the current occupancy of the laboratory via a visual display.

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We look forward to welcoming many researchers to our even more functional and modern CNSR space!

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Emotional words 

In February, a psycholinguistic cooperation project between the HULC (Dr. Johannes Gerwien), the Czech Academy of Sciences (Dr. Nikola Paillereau, Psychological Institute, Department of Cognitive Psychology) and the CNSR (Dr. Torsten Wüstenberg) started. The aim of this comparative language project is to investigate differences and similarities in the emotional perception (valence/arousal) and neural processing (fNIRS) of words. In the first phase, German and Czech native speakers in Heidelberg and Prague, will be presented with words of different emotional content, which are matched with respect to their meaning, valence and arousal. The aim of this phase is to validate and optimize the stimulus set and the valence - arousal measurement. In the second phase we will study two groups of people who speak both Czech and German, but differ in their first acquired language (L1).

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Happy new year 

Happy 2023

We wish all our users a peaceful, healthy and successful year 2023 and look forward to further interesting projects and fruitful cooperation.

The CNSR team.

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CNSR - construction 


The CNSR building will be closed to user traffic from 01.01. - 30.04.2023 due to extensive reconstruction work. During this time, the electrical installation will be renewed, the lighting and the entrance area will be redesigned and cooling will be installed in three laboratories. In order to ensure the use of the research infrastructure of our Core Facility during the reconstruction phase, all experimental setups have been relocated to other laboratories in the Psychological Institute (Hauptstr. 47-51), in the Institute of Educational Sciences (Akademiestr. 3), in the Institute of Sports and Sport Sciences (INF 700) and in the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (Voßstr. 4) at Heidelberg University. Rights of use and periods of use shall be granted in the usual manner.

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