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News 2017

New Book on Memory and Cognition:Performing the Remembered Present - the Cognition of Memory in Dance, Theatre and Music, co-edited by Bettina Bläsing and Pil Hansen, is published! The collection brings together scientists, scholars and artist-researchers to explore the cognition of memory through the performing arts and examine artistic strategies that target cognitive processes of memory.

A new ebook describes and explains the work of our group.

You can read it online [ here ]

or as PDF [ here ]

Die Abteilung Sportwissenschaft kooperiert mit der Universität Bologna (School of Pharmacy, Biotechnology and Motor/Sport Science) im Erasmus+ Programm, um den internationalen Austausch zu fördern.
[ Universität Bologna ]
[ School of Pharmacy, Biotechnology and Motor/Sport Science ]

Research Projekt Movement therapy with patients suffering from depression started
The Project is a cooperationproject with the University clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Lübbecke (Mühlenkreiskliniken). It is one of five projects supported by the "Forschungsfond Medizin" of Bielefeld University and Ruhr University Bochum.
In this project, we investigate the consequences of physical exercise as part of a therapeutic procedure on depression at different levels. Cognitive effects and behavioural changes will be tested together with neurophysiological consequences that may result from the above-mentioned treatment supplement (physical exercise).
[ See also / German webside ].

Christian Schütz, Mitarbeiter der Hochschule Fulda, diskutiert in der Zeitschrift "physioscience" einen Artikel von Schack, Essig, Frank , Koester (2014).
[ siehe hier ]
[ zum diskutierten Artikel ]
At the 2nd European Seminar of Sport Psychology in Pisa, Italy, Cheng, Koester, Hung & Schack received the Best Poster Award on Neurofeedback training (28-30 Sept. 2017).

Stellenausschreibung zum 01.12.2017 für eine(n) wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin/ wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiter (E13 TV-L, befristet)

Die Stelle ist in dem CITEC / Forschungsfonds Medizin "Bewegungstraining bei unipolarer Depression" in Kooperation mit der Mühlenkreisklinik Lübbecke verankert
[ siehe hier ].

We would like to announce the talk of Eva Maria Reuter

Motor Control, Attention & Reward: New insights into sensorimotor adaptation through electroencephalography

The talk will take place on Thursday, 7 September 2017 in CITEC 1.204 at 16:00 s.t.

Eva Maria studied sport science at Bielefeld University and and completed a PhD in Human Performance at Jacobs University Bremen. Previously, Eva Maria's research focused on age-related differences in (fine-) motor control and sensory perception. During her PhD she investigated how perception and processing of tactile stimuli change across the life span and how both young and older people can improve their tactile and fine motor abilities. More recently, Eva Maria is interested in the interrelation between motor adaptation and attention. Specifically she investigates how visual spatial attention can be modulated by visuomotor and force field adaptation. Since May 2015 Eva-Maria Reuter works at the The University of Queensland as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Motor Control at HMNS.

Thomas Schack has been elected as Vice President of the International Society of Sportpsychology (ISSP) at the 14 th World Congress of Sportpsychology (10 to 14 July 2017) in Sevilla, Spain. He will hold this position for 4 years until the next World Congress of Sportpsychology in Taipeh/ Taiwan and will be responsible for different topics such as ISSP-publications and new technologies in sport.

Bettina Bläsing, Marietta Sionti, Shiau-Chuen Chiou, Rümeysa Gündüz Can, Dirk Koester and Thomas Schack participating at the world congress Brain-Body-Cognition in Oxford. Thomas Schack, head of the Neurocognition and Action Research Group of Bielefeld University is a member of the scientific committee beside scientists from further institutions like MIT, Harvard University, the National Center of Brain and Rehabilitation Sciences (Israel).
[ Movementis Oxford ]

Hedinn Steingrimsson, chess grand master and FIDE senior trainer, visited the Neurocognition & Action - Biomechanics Group during a two-days chess workshop organized by Dr. Kai Essig and Thomas Küchelmann. The workshop was about to apply modern techniques (such as eye tracking data and data concerning physiological reactions) and analysis methods to investigate individual chess behaviour and impairments, as well as to offer new and detailed training methods for chess players at various levels of expertise. The workshop was caried out as part of CEEGE (Chess Expertise from Eye Gaze and Emotion), a joint multidisciplinary research project by the Neurocognition and Action - Biomechanics Group and INRIA (L'Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique Grenoble, France), which is jointly funded by the DFG and the ANR (L'Agence nationale de la recherche). Hedinn Steingrimsson will also be a keynote speaker at the workshop "Behavior, Emotion and Representation: Building Blocks of Interaction" jointly organized by the Neurocognition and Action - Biomechanics Research Group and INRIA Grenoble at the 5th International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (HAI2017, CITEC).

Im WDR (Lokalzeit) sowie im Westfalenblatt und der Neuen Westfälischen wurde das CITEC-Großprojekt "Famula" vorgestellt, an dem unsere Arbeitsgruppe maßgeblich beteiligt ist.
[ Research-Video zu Famula ]
[ zur Famula-Projektseite ]

Rümeysa Gündüz Can published together with Thomas Schack and Dirk Koester electrophysiological work regarding the interference of working memory and motor control in a dual grasping task. The article can be found here
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(open access)

PD Dr. Dirk Koester stellt aktuelle Forschung zur Kontrolle komplexer Ganzkörperbewegungen auf der Jahrestagung der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Sportpsychologie in Bern vor.

Ming-Yang Cheng received the Abschlussstipendium from the Bielefelder Nachwuchsfonds as support for the finalisation of his Ph.D. project. Congratulations to Ming-Yang!

The newspaper "Neue Westfälische" published in its edition from 17 May 2017 an article regarding the international Symposium "Neurocognition and Action in Sport - Individualized Diagnostics and Coaching" at CITEC organised by the Neurocognition and Action - Biomechanics research group headed by Professor Thomas Schack.
[ read more in German ]

The Symposium "Neurocognition and Action in Sport - Individualized Diagnostics and Coaching" organised by the Neurocognition and Action - Biomechanics research group will take place from 4 to 6 May 2017.
[ agenda attached ]

Am 28. April 2017 verteidigte Michael Gromeier erfolgreich seine (kumulative) Dissertation mit dem "Mentale Bewegungsrepräsentation der Schlagwurfbewegungen bei Kindern und Jugendlichen". Herzlichen Glückwunsch an Dr. Michael Gromeier!

The newspaper "Neue Westfälische" published in its edition on 13 April an interview with Prof. Thomas Schack with the title "Sportpsychologie sieht langfristige Folgen" on the occasion of the bomb attack on the German soccer team "Borussia Dortmund" on 11 April 2017.
[ read more in German ]

The Neurocognition and Action - Biomechanics Research group together with Ruhr Universität Bochum (Universitätsklinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie der MKK Lübbecke) received a research grant from the 'Forschungsfonds Medizin' (K1-Förderung; for one year) for the project: "Bewegungstraining und Selbstinstruktionstraining bei unipolarer Depression: Einfluss auf Kognition, Neuroplastizität und Depressivität."
[ read more in German ]
[ read more in German /CITEC-Page ]

The newspaper "Tagesspiegel" published in its edition from 12 February 2017 an article on the subject "Mit Köpfchen" which refers to Prof. Thomas Schack and our research group and deals with the topics intelligence and action.
[ read more in German ]

The journal "Psychologie heute" published in its edition from March 2017 an article on the subject "In Cyberwelten fürs Leben üben". The article dealing with global developments regarding the topic Virtual Reality refers to Prof. Schack and our research group with reference to the smart apartment (KogniHome), the personal coach and the intelligent glasses (ADAMAAS). The original article is only available in German.
[ read more ]

Stellenangebot / Job offer:

Forschung im Arbeitsbereich "Neurokognition und Bewegung -Biomechanik" in einem oder mehreren der Forschungsfelder: Motorische Kontrolle, (Neuro-)Kognition, Aufmerksamkeit, Gedächtnis und Assistive Technologien.
[ zum Angebot ]

Your Tasks Research in the "Neurocognitionand Action -Biomechanic" Research Group in one or more of the research fields: Cognition, attention, (action-) memory and motor control. [ read more ]


Ming-Yang Cheng, a Taiwanese Ph.D. student in our group, his Ph.D. project is focusing on how to improve golf putting performance by using neurofeedback training. Now, the findings of his research have shown promising results on putting performance enhancement, as reported by The Times, a mainstream newspaper in the UK.

[ read as pdf ]