Welcome to the Chair of Cognitive Modeling

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The Team

The chair of Cognitive Modeling addresses the question: How does the mind work? A focus lies on the developmental aspects of the mind and the highly interactive modularity found in the brain. We conduct studies in behavioral psychology and build computational models of cognitive processes.


The chair of Cognitive Modeling was previously called the COBOSLAB: COgnitive BOdy Spaces: Learning And Behavior.


The COBOSLAB has been developing artificial self-organized cognitive systems that learn multimodal modular sensorimotor bodyspace representations for effective learning and behavior. We have developed and implemented artificial adaptive systems that learn, develop, and behave autonomously based on learning principles derived from cognitive psychology and neuroscience. Meanwhile, we have investigated behavioral flexibilities and spatial representations and perceptions to (1) verify or evaluate the developed computational models and to (2) gain further insights on how space is perceived and behavior is controlled.

The funding for this project comes from the Emmy Noether program of the German Research Foundation (DFG).


This research is currently being integrated with further reaching aspects of cognition, including self-perception, action decision making, and language-based cognition.

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Aktuelle Forschungsarbeiten/Vorträge/Kolloquia




Fb Informatik (Sand 14), Kognitive Modellierung, 3. Stock, C 412

Dienstag, 13. Dezember 2016, 12 - 14 Uhr


Matej Hoffman, Czech Technical University in Prague

Modeling the mechanisms of body representations using machines: exploring the "self-touch" scenario in a humanoid robot with artificial skin


Kolloquium der Psychologie und Kognitionswissenschaft

Fb Psychologie

Alte Frauenklinik, Ebene 3, Raum 4.332

jeweils mittwochs von 16.15 bis 17:45 Uhr (selten 18-20)

Aktueller Kolloquiumsplan


Nächster Vortrag:

Mittwoch, 14. Dezember 2016

Prof. Dr. Andreas Voss (Universität Heidelberg)

Das Diffusionsmodell als diagnostisches Werkzeug: Die Erfassung interindividueller Unterschiede in kognitiven Prozessen



Kinderklinik, Hoppe-Seyler-Straß1,Hörsaal, 3. Stock

jeweils donnerstags 18:15 Uhr bis 19:45 Uhr

Aktueller Kolloquiumsplan


Nächster Vortrag:

Donnerstag, 8. Dezember 2016


Hertie Lecture

Jean Manson The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh and R(D)SVS, Midlothian

Prion diseases- a global threat to animal and human health











University of Tuebingen

Department of

Computer Science

Cognitive Modeling

Sand 14

72076 Tübingen


Manuela Di Paolo


phone +49 7071 29 76361