The Neurocognition and Action research group is part of the Cluster of Excellence in Cognitive Interaction Technology CITEC (EXC 277) and Bielefeld
University's Faculty of of Psychology and Sports Science.
Cluster of Excellence "Cognitive Interaction Technology" CITEC
Head of Graduate School Board: Thomas Schack
Member of Graduate School Board: Dirk Koester
Principal Investigator: Thomas Schack
Member of Scientific Board: Thomas Schack, Cornelia Frank
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft - DFG
Reviewer: Thomas Schack, Dirk Koester
Head of DFG-ANR Project - CEEGE: Thomas Schack, James Crowley (INRIA Grenoble)
Head of DFG Project - CogMech: Christoph Schütz
von Bodelschwingh Foundation (Bethel)
Head of Bethel Cooperation Project - ACT: Thomas Schack, Ludwig Vogel
Federal Ministry of Education and Research - BMBF
Head of Project - ADAMAAS: Thomas Schack, Kai Essig
The "Neurocognition and Action" group investigates movements of biological organisms, humans, and technical systems in natural and artificial
environments. Our main research interest is human movement and its adaptivity. For that purpose, the biological basics, the neurocognitive
organization, and the kinematic parameters of human motor functions are analyzed using modern research methods.
Within the Department of Sports Science, the group primarily represents the disciplines of sports psychology, motor control and biomechanics and is
dedicated to research, particularly in the areas of performance diagnostics, mental training, neurocognitive organization of movement, media based
movement-learning, dynamic testing and sport anxiety.
Moreover, the group works in close cooperation with other faculties and institutes of the university, primarily with the faculty of biology and the
technical faculty (cognitive robotics / neuroinformatics). The aim of this interdisciplinary cooperation is to analyze the basic mechanisms of
behavior and movement organization with the purpose of future implementation on technical
A secret weapon from neuroscience appears to be capable of boosting the performance of golfers.
The Neurocognition and Action Research group - Biomechanics together with Ruhr Universität Bochum (Universitätsklinik für
Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie der MKK Lübbecke) received a research grant from the 'Forschungsfonds Medizin' ...