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I’m so excited – or am I?

I’m so excited – or am I?
Typ:Bachelorarbeit, Masterarbeit

Michael Knierim

Remember the last time your heart was beating really fast? Were you excited? Were you stressed? If you are not sure, a biofeedback system might be something you’d be interested in. These systems have repeatedly been shown to improve recognition and regulation of emotional arousal. However, up to today, it is not yet clear, how exactly heart rate changes can and should be interpreted for this purpose. Moreover, different algorithms lead to wildly diverse results:

If you are interested in investigating how heart rate changes can be interpreted as indicators of emotional arousal, this thesis could be for you as you will work with us on setting up an experiment to compare different biofeedback algorithms.

What we expect from you

  • Good English skills, as most of the relevant literature will be in English
  • Knowledge in Java or other programming languages, since you might need to implement an algorithm that calculates different biofeedback
  • Interest in biology and physiological signal processing

What you can expect from us

  • You will work in a team of PhDs and Professors from Germany and Australia
  • You will work on a defined research project and contribute to a promising experiment in the field of NeuroIS

Further reading

If you are interested, please send a motivation letter, your transcript of records and a CV to michael.knierim@kit.edu.