Zander Labs


Zander Labs has produced significant scientific output in different research areas. Here is a selection of the most relevant publications.

Key publications

Zander, T. O., Krol, L. R., Birbaumer, N. P., & Gramann, K. (2016). Neuroadaptive technology enables implicit cursor control based on medial prefrontal cortex activity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(52), 14898–14903. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1605155114

Zander, T. O., & Kothe, C. A. (2011). Towards passive brain-computer interfaces: applying brain-computer interface technology to human-machine systems in general. Journal of Neural Engineering, 8(2), 025005. doi: 10.1088/1741-2560/8/2/025005   


Zander, T. O., Gaertner, M., Kothe, C., & Vilimek, R. (2010). Combining eye gaze input with a brain–computer interface for touchless human–computer interaction. Intl. Journal of Human–Computer Interaction, 27(1), 38-51. doi: 10.1080/10447318.2011.535752  


Zander, T. O., & Jatzev, S. (2012). Context-aware brain-computer interfaces: exploring the information space of user, technical system and environment. Journal of Neural Engineering, 9(1), 016003. doi: 10.1088/17412560/9/1/016003  


Gerjets, P., Walter, C., Rosenstiel, W., Bogdan, M., & Zander, T. O. (2014). Cognitive state monitoring and the design of adaptive instruction in digital environments: lessons learned from cognitive workload assessment using a passive brain-computer interface approach. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 8, 385. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2014.00385  


Zander, T. O., Lehne, M., Ihme, K., Jatzev, S., Correia, J., Kothe, C. A., ... Nijboer, F. (2011). A dry EEG-system for scientific research and brain-computer interfaces. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 5, 53. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2011.00053  


Zander, T. O., Krol, L. R., Birbaumer, N. P., & Gramann, K. (2016). Neuroadaptive technology enables implicit cursor control based on medial prefrontal cortex activity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(52), 14898–14903. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1605155114  



Additional recommendations

Bulling, A., & Zander, T. O. (2014). Cognition-aware computing. IEEE Pervasive Computing, 13(3), 80–83. doi: 10.1109/MPRV.2014.42  

Krol, L. R., Freytag, S.-C., & Zander, T. O. (2017). Meyendtris: A handsfree, multimodal Tetris clone using eye tracking and passive BCI for intuitive neuroadaptive gaming. In Proceedings of the 19th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (pp. 433–437). New York, NY, USA: ACM. doi: 10.1145/3136755.3136805  

Krol, L. R., Haselager, P., & Zander, T. O. (2020). Cognitive and affective probing: a tutorial and review of active learning for neuroadaptive technology. Journal of Neural Engineering, 17(1), 012001. doi: 10.1088/1741-2552/ab5bb5  

Krol, L. R., Pawlitzki, J., Lotte, F., Gramann, K., & Zander, T. O. (2018). SEREEGA: Simulating Event-Related EEG Activity. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 309, 13–24. doi: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2018.08.001  

Krol, L. R., & Zander, T. O. (2021). Create no evil? A call to cross ethical boundaries. 3rd International Neuroergonomics Conference.

Lehne, M., Ihme, K., Brouwer, A.-M., van Erp, J. B. F., & Zander, T. O. (2009). Error-related EEG patterns during tactile human-machine interaction. In 2009 3rd international conference on affective computing and intelligent interaction and workshops (pp. 1–9). doi: 10.1109/ACII.2009.5349480  

Meyer, T., Peters, J., Brötz, D., Zander, T. O., Schölkopf, B., Soekadar, S. R., & Grosse-Wentrup, M. (2012). A brain-robot interface for studying motor learning after stroke. In IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) (pp. 4078–4083). doi: 10.1109/IROS.2012.6385646  

Nourmohammadi, A., Jafari, M., & Zander, T. O. (2018). A survey on unmanned aerial vehicle remote control using brain–computer interface. IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, 48(4), 337–348. doi: 10.1109/THMS.2018.2830647  

Pfurtscheller, G., Allison, B. Z., Bauernfeind, G., Brunner, C., Solis Escalante, T., Scherer, R., ... Birbaumer, N. P. (2010). The hybrid BCI. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 4, 3. doi: 10.3389/fnpro.2010.00003  

Protzak, J., Ihme, K., & Zander, T. O. (2013). A passive brain-computer interface for supporting gaze-based human-machine interaction. In C. Stephanidis & M. Antona (Eds.), Universal access in human-computer interaction. Design methods, tools, and interaction techniques for eInclusion (Vol. 8009, pp. 662–671). Berlin Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-39188-0_71  

Zander, T. O., & Jatzev, S. (2009). Detecting affective covert user states with passive brain-computer interfaces. In 3rd International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII) and Workshops (pp. 1–9). doi: 10.1109/ACII.2009.5349456  

Zander, T. O., Shetty, K., Lorenz, R., Leff, D. R., Krol, L. R., Darzi, A. W., ... Yang, G.-Z. (2017). Automated task load detection with electroencephalography: Towards passive brain-computer interfacing in robotic surgery. Journal of Medical Robotics Research, 2(1), 1750003. doi: 10.1142/S2424905X17500039