TU Berlin

Cognitive Modeling in dynamic Human-Machine SystemsExpectation and Surprise


Page Content

to Navigation

Expectation and Surprise

Expectations play an important role in the perception and control of our environment. Surprise is the emotional signal that the perception of the environment does not fit our expectations. It routinely triggers a series of cognitive evaluation processes that perform the necessary adaptation processes to the new or unexpectedly complex environment. Our goal is the classification of different expectation types and the specification of the processes underlying expectations and surprise. We also interested in which role Expectations play a role in the initial pickup and the subsequent use of new technical devices.


Team Expectation and Surprise

Nele Rußwinkel

Stefan Lindner


Finished Theses



Project-related Publications

The Effect of Design Decisions on User Expectations - A modelling approach
Citation key Lindner2015a
Author Lindner, S. and Russwinkel, N.
Title of Book Berliner Werkstatt Mensch-Maschine-Systeme, 2015
Year 2015
Link to publication Download Bibtex entry


Quick Access

Schnellnavigation zur Seite über Nummerneingabe