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Knowledge processes and how they are influenced by digital media - that's what the research at the IWM is about: Which conditions and competences are needed for the successful utilization of digital media for knowledge processes and how can these be provided? Which role do innovative cognitive interfaces play for knowledge processes? How does digitalization change social and motivational factors of knowledge exchange and usage? How does a group of people construct new knowledge? At the IWM, we answer tomorrow's questions today.


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Annual Report 2017

Cover JB 2017 The annual report 2017 of the IWM is published and available as pdf (in German).

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#opendata in ERC project ReDefTie

Logo ReDefTieThe longitudinal data of the project “Redefining tie strength – how social media (can) help us to get non-redundant useful information and emotional support” by Sonja Utz, which was concluded in December 2017, is now available for all interested researchers.

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Annual meeting 2018 of the Leibniz Association – the results
„WCT meets HCI“ workshop - Campus meeting of the Leibniz-Wissenschaftscampus
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Top level research on machine learning: The Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien as member of the new Tübingen Cluster of Excellence

The funding decisions on the new Clusters of Excellence in Germany’s Excellence Strategy have now been made: The expert committee and the research ministers of the federal and state governments selected 57 Clusters of Excellence to be funded from among 88 initial project submissions on September 27, 2018. Among them is the cluster “Machine Learning in Science” of the University of Tübingen and its partners, the Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM) and the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. The IWM supports the top level research of the cluster with its expertise on the influence of digital media on knowledge and communication processes.

The plastic brain: Better connectivity of brain regions with training

Researchers at the Leibniz-Institutes für Wissensmedien (IWM) and of the Graduate School and Research Network LEAD at the University of Tübingen now found out: Short and intensive arithmetic training strengthens the neuronal connections between brain regions in adults. This neuronal plasticity through numerical learning was already detectable after only five training sessions.

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