Landmark paper in Science with contribution from Cognitive Science Osnabrück

„Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science“
( DOI: 10.1126/science.aac4716 )

More than 250 researchers worldwide teamed up to estimate the reproducibility of psychological science. Together they replicated 100 studies that appeared in prominent psychology journals in 2008. The cognitive modeling group of our institute (Lutz Ostkamp and Frank Jäkel) contributed the replication of a study that appeared in the Journal of Experimental Psychology. Only half of the studies could be replicated unambiguously.

What is Cognitive Science? - Der Film zum "Handbuch Kognitionswissenschaft"

In dem durch ein Studienprojekt entstandenen Film "What is Cognitive Science?" wird in 80 Minuten erklärt, was die Studenten und Studentinnen an ihrem Studiengang interessant finden.
Der Film ist sowohl sehenswert für echte CogScis als auch besonders für interessierte Laien und natürlich für diejenigen, die bisher keine zufriedenstellende Antwort auf die Frage erhalten haben: "Kognitionswissenschaft? Was ist das eigentlich?".

"The Science of our Minds" – The new official promotional video

The Institute of Cognitive Science in Osnabrück proudly presents "The Science of our Minds" – The new official promotional video.

How does our brain work?
What is the relationship between mind and brain?
Is it possible to create artificial intelligence?
These are questions, the scientists at the Institute of Cognitive Science in Osnabrück deal with.


Vacany for a Researcher in the Artificial Intelligence Research Group

The Artificial Intelligence Research Group (Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Kühnberger) of the Institute of Cognitive Science at the University of Osnabrück invites applications for

1 Research Assistant
(Salary level E 13 TV-L, 100 %)

to be filled as soon as possible until September 30, 2016.

Description of Responsibilities:
The position involves participation in the research activities of the European Union funded project “COINVENT: Concept Invention Theory” ( The Artificial Intelligence Group in Osnabrück is involved in this project in the areas of knowledge representation and cognitive foundations for computational creativity applications, specifically focusing on the two domains mathematics and music. Methodologically, the project uses psychological frameworks of analogical reasoning and concept blending for concept invention.

Required Qualifications: