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inf974 - Human Computer Interaction and Brain Computer Interfacing (Complete module description)
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Module label Human Computer Interaction and Brain Computer Interfacing
Module code inf974
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Faculty/Institute Department of Computing Science
Used in course of study
  • Master's Programme Engineering of Socio-Technical Systems (Master) >
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Module responsibility
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Entry requirements
Skills to be acquired in this module
Professional competences:
The students:
  • Human computer interaction (HCI) in its interdisciplinary requirements focusing on the perspective from neurocognitive psychology.
  • Basic knowledge of Brain Computer Interfacing

Methodological competences:
The students:
  • Will acquire basic knowledge of neuroimaging and data analysis techniques.
  • Will acquire Methodological competences: required for deriving statistical models to link brain and cognition/behavior.
  • Will acquire skills and knowledge to critically reflect basic science theories in naturalistic context.

Social competences:

The students will have knowledge of common experimental designs, data acquisition, and analysis methods and will have an insight of how to chose appropriate methods for their specific experiment. They are able to design and run a simple HCI/BCI experiment.
Module contents
The module consists of a lecture and an exercise part:
  • Background and concepts of cognitive psychology relevant for human computer interaction
  • Sensation, perception, action
  • Data acquisition and processing methods for brain computer interfacing.
Reader's advisory
  • Dornhege et al. (2007) Toward Brain Machine Interfacing, The MIT-Press
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 2 Semester
Module frequency Once a year
Module capacity unlimited
Reference text
The module will start every summer term with part 1.
Part 2 will be offered in the winter term.
Modullevel AS (Akzentsetzung / Accentuation)
Modulart Pflicht o. Wahlpflicht / compulsory or optioal
Lern-/Lehrform / Type of program V+TPS (Theory-Praxis-Seminar)
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload attendance
Lecture 2.00 SuSe or WiSe 28 h
Theorie-Praxis-Seminare 2.00 SuSe or WiSe 28 h
Total time of attendance for the module 56 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
At the end of the lecture period