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Prof. Dr. Hanspeter Mallot

Organization: University of Tübingen


Auf der Morgenstelle 28
72076 Tübingen

Phone number: +49 (0)7071 29 78830

Department: Institute of Neurobiology

Area: CIN Members (Alumni)

Scientific topic: Cognitive Neuroscience

Field of Research

The Cognitive Neuroscience Lab focuses on issues of spatial cognition, i.e. the acquisition, representation, and usage of spatial information in biological and artificial systems. Human spatial behaviour is investigated with virtual reality technology (Dr. Gregor Hardiess) addressing questions of the 'ontology' of spatial long-term memory as well as the interaction of eye-movements and spatial working memory in normals and in hemianopic patients (cooperation with Prof. U. Schiefer, University Eye Hospital). Experimental work is motivated by paradigms from robot navigation, including optical flow processing and graph-based models of spatial memory (Dr. Chunrong Yuan). Computational theories of spatial cognition are tested by synthesizing spatial behaviour on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and other robot platforms.


  1. Mallot HA, Basten K (2009). Embodied spatial cognition: biological and artificial systems. Image and Vision Computing. 27:1658-70.
  2. Hardiess G, Papageorgiou E, Schiefer U, Mallot HA (2010). Functional compensation of visual field deficits in hemianopic patients under the influence of different task demands. Vision Res. 50(12):1158-72.
  3. Yuan C, Recktenwald F, Mallot HA (2009). Visual steering of UAV in unknown environments. IEEE/RSJ Intl. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2009). Paper TulVT13.1.