Cognitive laboratory CO-LAB

The building of the Cognitive Laboratory CO-LAB, which is a research facility especially for the PhD programme in Religious Studies, is the result of two projects of the OPRDE (Operational Programme Research, Development and Education) implemented in 2018-2022.

The laboratory has a total area of 200m2. It consists of a research room where the motion capture and immersive virtual reality unit is located, as well as an eye-tracking room and an EEG booth. The laboratory also includes a seminar room, an staff office with a reference library and a room for PhD students.


Research team members:

Assoc. prof. Tomáš Bubík, PhD, head of the laboratory

Stanislav Popelka, PhD, Department of Geoinformatics, Faculty of Science, UPOL

Markéta Muczková, M.A., PhD student



Assoc. prof. Zdeněk Svoboda, PhD, Department of Biomechanics, Faculty of Biomechanics, UPOL

Tomáš Klein, PhD, Department of Biomechanics, Faculty of Biomechanics, UPOL

Michal Müller, PhD, Department of Economics and Management Studies, Faculty of Arts, UPOL


Laboratory equipment:

stationary eye-tracking (Tobii Pro Lab 250)

eye-tracking glasses (Tobii)

Motion Capture System (Vicon)

Immersive VR glasses (Varjo XR3)

EEG (TrueScan 32 and 64)


Current project: in 2023, together with PhD students, we implemented the IGA 2023 project entitled "Experimental research on the influence of non-religious identity on preference behaviour). The total research sample is 85 participants.

At the same time we are preparing the following research designs:

1. research on ritual behaviour of believers and non-believers by MOCAP in combination with virtual reality

2. research on religious beliefs using AI

3. eye-tracking counterintuitiveness research