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  • Neurocognition and ­Action - Biomechanics

    Group Photo in front of the Citec Building
    Group Photo in front of the Citec Building
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Neurocognition and Action - Biomechanics

Chair: Prof. Dr. Thomas Schack

The "Neurocognition and Action – Biomechanics" research group is part of the Center for Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC) at Bielefeld University and Bielefeld University's Faculty of Psychology and Sports Science. From 2007 until 2019, CITEC was part of the Excellence Initiative (EXC 277) funded by the Federal and State Governments.



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 platforms (robots).


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    eBook 2018

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    Pan European Networks (2017)
    Personalised cognitive assistance

  • Pan European Networks Magazine Cover 2016

    Pan European Networks - Sience & Technology (9/2016)
    New cognitive interaction systems

  • Pan European Networks Magazine Cover 2015

    Pan European Networks - Sience & Technology (9/2015)
    New Perspektives on Human Performance

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