Embodiment in action


I am an Associate Professor at the Institute of Sports Science, Leibniz University Hannover and head of the "Sports and Cognition"-group. 

On this website, I am providing information on my research and teaching, as well as some professional information to my person. For further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

My research is grounded on the concept of embodiment and focuses on two different topics: motor decision making and joint action. In this context, I am especially interested in the influence of age-related changes in cognitive and motor functioning on movement coordination. Here you can find what I have published in these fields.


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Publication: New article published in Neuroimage: Reports

Everything has its time: the article "Timing-specific effects of single-session M1 anodal tDCS on motor sequence retention in healthy older adults", written under the leading authorship of Rohan Puri, has been published in Neuroimage: Reports. The publication can be found here.  

Research grant: Cooperation with the University of Stirling

"Moving forward: developing multi-method experimental approaches to investigate human locomotion in real life"

The Ministry for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony granted us funding for a nine-month project aiming at establising a research collaboration with the research group of Magdalena Ietswaart, Center for Mobile Cognition, University of Stirling. We are thankful for the support of our research aims by the ministry and are looking forward to the exchange and collaboration with our scottisch colleagues in the upcoming months. 

Publication: New article published in BMC Family Practice

With the beginning of April, the article "Improving mobility and participation of older people with vertigo, dizziness and balance disorders in primary care using a care pathway: feasibility study and process evaluation", written under the leading authorship of Eva Seckler, has been published. The publication can be found here.  

Announcement and call for submissions:  Frontiers Research Topic

"The Next Step in Developmental Embodiment Research: Integrating Concepts and Methods"

Together with Vanessa Lux, Amy Non und Gustaf Gredebäck, I am editing a Frontiers Research Topic and invite interested researchers to submit their suitable contributions. More information can be found here

Deadline for manuscript submission: 30.06.2021

++ Upcoming events ++

30th Juny - 1st July 2021

5th Virtual Social Interaction Conference
Virtual conference

Further information can be found here.

07th - 10th September 2021

6th International Congress on Complex Systems in Sports
Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz

"Moving Minds - Crossing Boundaries in Sports Science"

Further information can be found here.