The Department of Human Performance and Training in Sports deals with the motoric, cognitive and biomechanical analysis of athletic as well as daily movements. Special emphasis is put on the connection of these fields.

For data analysis we apply methods from the fields of neuroscience (e.g. fMRT, EEG), behavioral sciences (e.g. performance tests in motor skills and cognition) as well as biomechanics (e.g. three-dimensional motion analysis, electromyography).

Our research focuses on:

  • Focus of attention and motor control or motor learning

  • Training in high-performance sports of youngsters

  • Interaction of motor skills/training and cognition

For the establishment of our collective OpenLab the German Research Council and the State of North Rhine-Westphalia granted an amount of 500.000 euros. The lab was launched in July 2013.

An overview of our publications can be found below. Person specific publications are available on the respective sites of our team members.

An overview of our department's research projects can be found here.

In case of any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us - we are always happy to provide further information!

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