Embodiment in action


On this website, information on the research and further activities of the "Sport and Cognition"-group at the Institute of Sports Science, Leibniz University Hannover, as well as some professional information to my person are provided. 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 particularly interested in the influence of age-related changes in cognitive and motor functioning on movement coordination. In addition and in support of open science efforts, we are active in the field of research data management.

Melanie Krüger


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Call for Applications: GSO Leadership Academy 8 

As an alumni of the first GSO Leadership Academy, I am excited that the funding program is now entering its eighth round. The funding program targets German-speaking early-stage and mid-career researchers of all disciplines at universities and other research institutions abroad. More information, also on the application process, can be found here.

Application deadline is April, 23rd.

Article published in the Journal of Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology

Open Science practices have become well established in recent years. In a now published position paper, we argue that particularly Open Data holds great potential for empirical research in sports science, and sport and exercise psychology in particular and describe current developments within the German sports science community.

Krüger, M., Biniossek, C., Stocker, M., & Betz, D. (2023). Perspectives and Potentials of Open Data for the Sports Sciences: The “what”, the “why” and the “how”. Journal of Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology, 30(4), 167-176. doi: 10.1026/1612-5010/a000405. (Link)

++ Upcoming events ++

9th - 11th May 2024

56. asp-Conference
"Variety of methods: liveliness in theory and practice."
BSP Business & Law School Berlin

Further informationen can be found here.

25th - 29th June 2024

FENS Forum 2024
Vienna, Austria

Further informationen can be found here.