Below you can find a selection of our past and current courses and completed student theses

Current Classes at TU Darmstadt

  • Advanced Cognitive Science I: Perception and action
  • Statistical modeling in cognitive science
  • Statistical modeling in psychology
  • Experimental psychology practice
  • Cognitive science master project

Previous classes at TU Darmstadt

  • General psychology I
  • Statistics II
  • Multivariate methods
  • Cognitive Science III: actions
  • Advanced Cognitive Science III: Applied cognitive science
  • Introduction to latent variable models
  • Computational foundations of cognitive science
  • Cognitive modeling
  • Applied cognitive modeling
  • Specialization in cognitive psychology
  • Application-oriented program design
  • Theory and practice of scientific work in psychology
  • Research and application areas of psychology in IT
  • Computational cognitive science colloquium
  • Bachelor-thesis Seminar
  • Master-thesis colloquium

Completed Bachelor and Master theses at TU Darmstadt


  • Tobias Niehues, BSc thesis: Do humans adapt their planning horizon?
  • Lukas Maninger, BSc thesis: Predicting human similarity judgments using normalizing flows.
  • Myra Zmarsly, MSc thesis: Parameter-efficient language model tuning in the context of empathy and distress prediction.
  • Sabine Dotterer, BSc thesis: Investigating the influence of different cost-profit ratios on human performance and strategies in optimization problems in an eye tracking experiment.
  • Christian Bald, MSc thesis: A partially observable Markov decision process model of blinking.
  • Lydia Ebbinghaus, BSc thesis: Spatial navigation in a virtual reality homing task.
  • Thabo Matthies, BSc thesis: Learning generative models for font synthesis.
  • Dinh Khanh Thi Vo, BSc thesis: Image captioning networks for saliency prediction.
  • Anna-Maria Kugler, BSc thesis: An investigation of optimality in sensorimotor actions.
  • Fabian Tatai, MSc thesis: Shooting pucks at targets for money: Economic and sensorimotor decision making during physical object interactions.


  • Marius Kleboth, MSc Thesis: Comparing humans and reinforcement learning agents in the computer game frogger.
  • Tümer Tosik, MSc thesis: Interactive reinforcement learning using implicit facial expressions.
  • Tobias Thomas, MSc thesis: The neuroeconomics of eye movements.
  • Trung-Hoa Ha, BSc thesis: Comparing machine learning methods for font generation.
  • Jule Brendgen, MSc thesis: The relation between social interaction and intrinsic motivation in reinforcement learning.
  • Yannik Keller, BSc thesis: On solving the water pouring problem using simulation and reinforcement learning.
  • Lisa Scherf, MSc thesis: Learning to segment human sequential behavior to detect the intention for interaction.
  • Tabea Wilke, MSc thesis: Learning temporal planning of gaze sequences under uncertainty.
  • Christopher Weiss, BSc thesis: Economic decision making and the common-ratio effect: human behavior in the Allais Paradox.


  • Wassim Ben Salem, BSc thesis: Fully Convolutional Network for Image Saliency, 2020
  • Paul Schweiger, MSc thesis: Quantifying the UX: A study on the effects of data-driven feature development.
  • Megane Shene, BSc thesis: Inferring people’s distance priors with human MCMC and the method of adjustments.
  • Nico Andersen, MSc thesis: Using eye tracking to recognize human decisions during the reading of moral questions.
  • Max Frommknecht, BSc thesis: Can humans learn non-linear power dynamics of springs?
  • Fabian Kessler, MSc thesis: Comparing Models of Human Path Integration.


  • Felix Lupan, BSc thesis: Operator physical and mental state assessment.
  • Dominik Straub, MSc thesis: Simulating the natural input to the visual system.
  • Jan Wieland, MSc thesis: Bewertungsprozesse und emotionale Reaktivität bei der Verarbeitung von Filmausschnitten sozialer Zugehörigkeit und Zurückweisung bei Patienten mit Borderline- Persönlichkeitsstörung.
  • Fabian Kessler, MSc thesis: Comparing models of human path integration.
  • Lisa Zimmermann, MSc thesis: Real world application of state-of-the-art deep learning systems to count small objects in a low contrast scenario – An assembly line use case at BMW.
  • Florian Kadner, MSc thesis: Humans integrate rates of sensory cues in a statistically optimal fashion.
  • Paul Michael Aydinbas, MSc thesis: Realizing cognitive user models for adaptive serious games.
  • Fabian Tatai, BSc thesis: Inference of object properties and their transfer to a control task are guided by internal physical models.


  • Susanne Trick, MSc thesis: Multimodal uncertainty reduction for intention recognition in a human-robot environment, 2018
  • Felix Lupan, BSc thesis: Operator physical and mental state assessment, 2018
  • Tümer Tosik, BSc thesis: Is orienting in space dependent on how we point?, 2018
  • Patrick Halli, MSc thesis: Self-Efficacy in Real-time Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Neurofeedback as an Interventional Tool in Alcohol Use Disorder, 2018
  • Frederik Loy, MSc thesis: Why Are Humans Getting Lost?, 2018
  • Elisa Kircher, BSc thesis Konzeption, Implementierung und Validierung einer mobilen Softwareanwendung zur Selbsteinschätzung des emotionalen Zustands in Fahrstudien, 2018


  • Alexander Gehrke, BSc thesis: Facial emotion recognition using Support Vector Machines and eye movements, 2017
  • Tabea Wilke, BSc thesis: Multimodal reward harvesting under temporal uncertainty, 2017
  • Florian Kadner, BSc thesis: A computational study comparing visual saliency metrics, 2017
  • Christian Bald, BSc thesis: How does manipulating intrinsic and extrinsic cost of visual information change a visuomotor strategy?, 2017
  • Tobias Gronbach, BSc thesis: Rational models of multi-cue decision making: Taking steps towards algorithmic accounts, 2017
  • Dominik Straub, BSc thesis: Can humans learn to deviate from the constant bearing angle strategy?, 2017


  • Patrick Halli, BSc thesis: Real-time Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Neurofeedback as an Interventional Tool in Alcohol Use Disorder, 2016
  • Stefan Helfmann, BSc thesis: Learning when to blink. Environmental statistics guide blinking behavior, 2016
  • Susanne Trick, BSc thesis: Visuomotorische Steuerung des Füllens eines Glases mit einer Flüssigkeit. Ein parametrisches Verhaltensexperiment unter Verwendung von Virtueller Realität, 2016
  • Stefan Gutsch, BSc thesis: Visual orienting in a familiar environment: Is there evidence for a map in our head?, 2016
  • Sascha David Stenger, BSc thesis: Free sorting objects from two distinct categories – A computational approach, 2016


  • Sophie Jentzsch, BSc thesis: The influence of states and traits on the beliefs in a decision-under-uncertainty task, 2015
  • Hannah Syrek, BSc thesis: Transfer of a measure of risk-taking in real and virtual reality: the Balloon Analogue Risk Task, 2015
  • Nicolina Wenzler, BSc thesis: Learning to learn: A Bayesian model of human structure learning in categorization tasks, 2015
  • Frederik Loy, BSc thesis: Der Einfluss von Video-Action-Games auf die Leistungen in Aufgaben zur Ermittlung des Racial Bias, 2015