Embodiment in action


On this website, one can find information on the research and further activities of the "Sports and Cognition"-group at the Institute of Sports Science, Leibniz University Hannover, as well as some professional information to my person. For further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Our research is grounded on the concept of embodiment and focuses on two main topics: motor decision making and joint action. In this context, we are interested, among other aspects, in the influence of age-related changes in cognitive and motor functioning on movement coordination. 

Melanie Krüger


++ NEWS ++

Welcome to the team!

At the beginning of May, Alexander Pleger has joined our team as doctoral researcher and will work on the topic of motor decision making.  

A very warm welcome to you, Alexander. I am looking forward to our joint research. 

Article published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

The stress system is a powerful mediator and response system between external inputs and the body and mind. In a perspective article, now published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, my colleague Vanessa Lux und I discuss the systemic effects of stress on motor functioning. The article can be accessed via the following link.

Krüger, M. & Lux, V. (2023). Failure of motor function - A Developmental Embodiment Research perspective on the systemic effects of stress. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 17, 1083200. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2023.1083200

++ Upcoming events ++

20th - 22nd September 2023

26. Sportwissenschaftlicher Hochschultag
"Leistung steuern. Gesundheit stärken. Entwicklung fördern."
Ruhr University Bochum

Further informationen can be found here.

28th - 30th September 2023

Progress in Motor Control XIV Conference

Further informationen can be found here.