The Neuroergonomics Conference

Neuroergonomics is motivated to effectively apply state-of-the-art methods and theories from neuroscience to understand how the brain works in everyday life. Conversely, findings obtained in work-defined settings inform and challenge our understanding of what work means in terms of neural mechanisms. Every two years, researchers from all over the world meet at the Neuroergonomics Conference to share their latest research across diverse research topics in various operational domains, based on state-of-the-art research methods.

We invite you to join us for our bi-annual meeting in Munich on September 11-15, 2021. This event is hosted by the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit√§t M√ľnchen and follows in the success of previous meetings held in Paris and Philadelphia.

Neuroergonomics has witnessed tremendous growth since its inception, slightly over a decade ago. It stands in the intersection of Neuroscience and Human Factors. On the one hand, it addresses how our current understanding of brain mechanisms apply to our achievement of everyday tasks. On the other hand, observations of brain activity in the context of operationally-defined settings, from driving a car to navigating a complex website, can challenge and refine our definitions of brain mechanisms. The goal of NEC 2021 is to provide a forum where researchers can discuss their latest findings and to raise salient key questions in response to the changing demands of modern society. It is motivated to further our understanding of the brain at work in what constitutes everyday life for different individuals, across different domains, living all across the world.

All submitted abstracts will be peer-reviewed by independent referees from members of our international program committee. The committee consists of established scientists defined by their expertise in relevant research topic, operational domains, and neuroscientific methods. These include but are not limited to the following.

NEC 2021 Meeting: September 11-15, 2021

Research Topics Operational Domains Methods
Executive Functions Aviation Electroencephalography
Selective Attention Surface Transport Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy
Multi-Tasking Assembly Settings Transcranial Stimulation
Working Memory Healthcare Brain-Computer Interfaces
Emotions Agriculture Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Learning and Skill Acquisition Human Resource Management Magnetoencephalography
Development and Aging Mobile Computing Transcranial Electrical Stimulation
Cognitive and Affective State Mixed Reality Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Situational Awareness Accessibility EMG
Cognitive Load Gaming Mobile Brain/Body Imaging
Physical Activity Healthcare Eye-Tracking
Human-Machine Teaming Developing World Electrodermal Activity
Trust in Autonomous Systems Cardiovascular Activity
Training and Assessment

You are also invited to peruse open-access articles that resulted from presented research at NEC 2018, Philadelphia, USA.


For more information about NEC 2021, please email:
info <at> neuroergonomicsconference {dot} org

Code of Conduct

We are committed to providing a safe, respectful, and professional environment during our meeting. We intend to provide a nondiscriminatory, harassment-free, accessible and pleasant conference that will enable every attendee to communicate their work effectively. We will do our best to accommodate specific needs, such as dietary requirements and accessibility. While we cannot promise to solve every issue, we will do our best.