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 ++

Congratulations to Laura and Arran!
ECAS: Lower Saxony – Scotland Tandem Fellowship Programme 

Congratulation to Laura Schmitz and Arran Reader (University of Stirling) for the acceptance to the “Lower Saxony – Scotland Tandem Fellowship Programme" of the European Centre for Advanced Studies with provision of a stipend. Both will now be able to jointly work on the project: "Social interaction in times of social distancing: Investigating the impact of physical and emotional distance on the effectiveness of joint action" over the next months. 

Conference presentation: "Moving minds distracted - The impact of smartphone use on collision avoidance in human locomotion"
6th International Congress on Complex Systems in Sports 

On 16th September I had the chance to present a recent study on the impact of smartphone use on collison avoidance in human locomotion at the 6th International Congress on Complex Systems in Sports. Thank you to all attendees of the session and to my colleagues from the Technical University of Munich, who made this study possible. 

++ Upcoming events ++

20th - 23rd March 2022

64th TeaP (Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen)
University Cologne

Further information can be found here.

29th - 31st March 2022

25th Sportwissenschaftlicher Hochschultag
Kiel University

Further information can be found here.