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* Max Wertheimer Minerva Center for Cognitive Processes and Human Performance

University of Haifa, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
(Established 1995)

Director

Prof. Ruth Kimchi
University of Haifa
Mount Carmel
31905 Haifa
Tel.: 00972-4-8249932
Fax: 00972-4-8249931
E-mail: rkimchi@research.haifa.ac.il
Internet: http://minervacognitive.haifa.ac.il

Co-Director

Prof. Ido Erev
Technion
Faculty of Industrial
Engineering & Management
32000 Haifa

Chairman of the Advisory Council

Prof. Dr. Dietrich Manzey
Technische Universität Berlin
Institut für Psychologie & Arbeitswissenschaft
FG Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie
Marchstr. 12, Sekr. F7
10587 Berlin
Tel.: 030-314 21340
Fax: 030-314 25434
E-Mail: dietrich.manzey@tu-berlin.de

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* Fields of research/Forschungsgebiete

Cognitive psychology and ergonomics including information processing, perception, attention, memory, learning, metacognition, consciousness, skill acquisition, training, motor skills, and decision making.
Kognitionspsychologie und Ergonomie, insbesondere Informationsverarbeitung, Wahrnehmung, Aufmerksamkeit, Gedächtnis, Lernen, metakognitive Prozesse, Bewusstsein, Erwerb von Fertigkeiten, Übungsprozesse, motorische Fähigkeiten und Entscheidungsverhalten.
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* Key Words

Cognition, ergonomics, human factors, information processing, visual perception, attention, memory, learning metacognition, consciousness, skill acquisition, training, motor skills, decision making
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* Research activities and objectives

The goals of the Center are to foster both basic-theoretical and applied research on various of human cognition and performance. Using the conceptual and experimental psychology we address such questions as how people organize and process incoming sensory information to build a mental representation of the environment, how perceptual, attentional, and memory proceses interact when people perform complex task, what means and strategies people use to control their performance, what processing and representational changes underlie the development of skilled performance, and so on. This basic research, though important in its own right, also has many practical implications, for instance, in the design of training programs, cognitive rehabilitation techniques, and humanmachine interfaces.
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