Dr. Robert Stojan

Dr. Robert Stojan

Wilhelm-Schickard-Str. 8, room C1.0.11
48149 Münster

T: +49 251 83-32458

Consultation Hours

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Academic Profile

  • Research Areas

    • Exercise, cognition and brain health
    • Motor-cognitive multitasking in everyday-like virtual realities
    • (Individualized) exercise programs in normative and clinical populations
    • Parkinson and Freezing of Gait
    • Mobile brain imaging techniques, functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), electroencephalography (EEG)
  • CV

    Education

    Research associate and doctoral candidate at Chemnitz University of Technology and University of Münster
    Promotionstipendium (ESF - Europäischer Sozialfonds) an der Technischen Universität Chemnitz
    Masterstudium Intelligenz und Bewegung an der Universität Bielefeld
    Bachelorstudium Sportwissenschaft/Psychologie an der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

    Positions

    Research associate (post-doc) & project coordinator of the 'Parkinson Vibrating Socks' project (EU InterregVI program) at the University of Münster
    Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft der Universität Münster (Arbeitsgruppe Pädagogische Diagnostik und Potenzialentwicklung, Prof. Till Utesch)
    Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Institut für Sportwissenschaften der Universität Münster (Arbeitsbereich Neuromotorik und Training, Prof. Dr. Claudia Voelcker-Rehage)
    Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Institut für Angewandte Bewegungswissenschaften an der TU Chemnitz (Sportpsychologie, Prof. Dr. Claudia Voelcker-Rehage)
    Forschungsstipendium für einen Aufenthalt in Montreal, Kanada am EPIC Center bei Prof. Bherer und Dr. Vincent (Arbeitsgruppe Neuropsychologie)
    Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft an der Sportwissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Leipzig
    Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft an der Fakultät für Psychologie und Sportwissenschaft (Abteilung Sportwissenschaft) an der Universität Bielefeld

    Honors

    Dissertation Prize of the Faculty of Psychology/Sport and Exercise Sciences – University of Münster
    Trainee Professional Development Award (TPDA) – Society for Neuroscience (SfN)
    Reisestipendium – Internationales Universitätszentrum der TU Chemnitz (IUZ)
    Landesinnovationspromotion – Europäischer Sozialfonds (ESF) & Freistaat Sachsen
    Forschungsstipendium – International Promovieren TU Chemnitz (InProTUC)
    asp Studienpreis – Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Sportpsychologie in Deutschland (asp)
  • Teaching

  • Publications

    • Piesch L, Stojan R, Zinner J, Büsch D, Utesch K & Utesch T. (). Effect of COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdowns on Body Mass Index of Primary School Children from Different Socioeconomic Backgrounds. Sports medicine - open, 10(1), 20–20. doi: 10.1186/s40798-024-00687-8.
    • Stojan Robert, Voelcker-Rehage Claudia. (). Bewegung und Kognition - Geistige Fitness durch körperliche Aktivität fördern . Weiterbildung, 2024-01.
    • Stojan R, Mack M, Bock O & Voelcker-Rehage C. (). Physical and cognitive training interventions to improve everyday-like dual-task driving behavior in older adults. In 56. Jahrestagung der Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Sportpsychologie, Berlin. doi: ISBN 978-3-00-078882-6.

    • Mack M., Stojan R., Bock O. & Voelcker-Rehage C. (). The association of executive functions and physical fitness with cognitive-motor multitasking in a street crossing scenario. Scientific Reports, 13(1). doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-26438-x.
    • Stojan R., Mack M., Bock O. & Voelcker-Rehage C. (). Inefficient frontal and parietal brain activation during dual-task walking in a virtual environment in older adults. NeuroImage, 273. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2023.120070.
    • Stojan R, Mack M, Bock O & Voelcker-Rehage C. (). Frontal brain activation during everyday like motor-cognitive tasks in older adults – neural inefficiency or compensation? In Aging and Cognition 2023, Leuven.

    • Gökçe E., Stojan R., Mack M., Bock O. & Voelcker-Rehage C. (). Lifestyle matters: Effects of habitual physical activity on driving skills in older age. Brain Sciences, 12(6). doi: 10.3390/brainsci12050608.
    • Jetzke M, Stojan R, Niessner C, Woll A & Utesch T. (). Health-related quality of life in school children and adolescents during corona pandemic based on changes in physical activity. In 25. sportwissenschaftlicher Hochschultag der dvs, Kiel (online conference).
    • Stojan R, Mack M, Bock O & Voelcker-Rehage C. (). Higher physical fitness is positively associated with dual-task walking performance and brain activation in virtual reality in older adults. In 25. sportwissenschaftlicher Hochschultag der dvs, Kiel (online).
    • Stojan R, Jetzke M, Niessner C, Worth A & Utesch T. (). The relationship between amount of physical education and physical self-concept in children and adolescents during pandemic lockdown II. In 25. sportwissenschaftlicher Hochschultag der dvs, Kiel (online conference).
    • Voelcker-Rehage C & Stojan R. (). Zusammenhang zwischen körperlicher und geistiger Fitness im Alter. In Klatt Stefanie, Strauß Bernd (Hrsg.), Kognition und Motorik – Sportpsychologische Grundlagenforschung und Anwendungen im Sport (S. tba). [online first]
    • Mack M., Stojan R., Bock O. & Voelcker-Rehage C. (). Cognitive-motor multitasking in older adults: a randomized controlled study on the effects of individual differences on training success. BMC Geriatrics, 22, Article 581. doi: 10.1186/s12877-022-03201-5.
    • Mack M., Stojan R., Bock O. & Voelcker-Rehage C. (). The effects of executive functions and physical fitness on street crossing behavior during multitasking in older adults. In Modularität in der motorischen Kontrolle: Tagungsband. doi: https://publikationen.bibliothek.kit.edu/1000150155.

    • Stojan R, Mack M, Bock O & Voelcker-Rehage C. (). The Importance of maintaining motor and cardiovascular fitness for better driving performance among older adults. In 53. Jahrestagung der Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Sportpsychologie, Tübingen (online).
    • Mack M, Stojan R, Bock O & Voelcker-Rehage C. (). The association of cognitive, motor, and cardiovascular fitness with street crossing performance under multitasking conditions. In Society for Neuroscience, Digital Poster Presentation.
    • Stojan R, Mack M, Bock O & Voelcker-Rehage C. (). Brain activation during dual task walking in older adults – a high-density fNIRS study. In Society for Neuroscience, Digital Poster Presentation.
    • Bock O, Stojan, R, Mack, M & Voelcker-Rehage, C. (). Persisting effects of multitasking on car drivers’ braking responses. In Society for Neuroscience, Digital Poster Presentation.
    • Stojan R, Mack M, Bock O & Voelcker-Rehage C. (). Frontoparietal brain activation during dual-task walking is associated with cardiovascular and motor coordinative fitness. In Society for Neuroscience, Chicago (online).
    • Stojan R.., Kaushal N., Bock O.L., Hudl N. & Voelcker-Rehage C. (). Benefits of Higher Cardiovascular and Motor Coordinative Fitness on Driving Behavior Are Mediated by Cognitive Functioning: A Path Analysis. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 13. doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2021.686499.
    • Bock O., Stojan R., Wechsler K., Mack M. & Voelcker-Rehage C. (). Distracting tasks have persisting effects on young and older drivers’ braking performance. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 161. doi: 10.1016/j.aap.2021.106363.
    • Stojan R. & Voelcker-Rehage C. (). Neurophysiological Correlates of Age Differences in Driving Behavior During Concurrent Subtask Performance. NeuroImage, 225. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.117492.

    • Stojan R, Mack M, Bock O, Voelcker-Rehage, C . (). Single vs. combined motor cognitive training effects on brain function during dual task walking. In SPP 1772 Summer School: training aspects related to multitasking, Breisach (Freiburg).
    • Stojan R, Hudl N, Stute K & Voelcker-Rehage C. (). Training effects on brain activity during motor-cognitive dual-tasking in a virtual environment in older adults. In 52. Jahrestagung der Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Sportpsychologie, Salzburg (online Konferenz).
    • Stojan R, Hudl N & Voelcker-Rehage, C. (). Training effects on hemodynamic responses to concurrent subtasks while driving in older adults. In Mobile Brain/Body Imaging (MoBI), San Diego.
    • Mack M, Stojan R, Bock O & Voelcker-Rehage, C. (). The influence of external task constraints on cognitive-motor interference and task prioritization in older adults. In SPP 1772 Summer School: training aspects related to multitasking, Breisach, Deutschland.
    • Stute K., Hudl N., Stojan R. & Voelcker-Rehage C. (). Shedding light on the effects of moderate acute exercise on working memory performance in healthy older adults: An fnirs study. Brain Sciences, 10(11), 1–23. doi: 10.3390/brainsci10110813.

    • Stojan R, Hudl N & Voelcker-Rehage C. (). Applying functional near-infrared spectroscopy in ecologically valid virtual scenarios. In 51st Annual meeting of the German Society for Sport Psychology, Halle (Saale), Deutschland.
    • Stojan R. & Voelcker-Rehage C. (). Hemodynamic activity while driving and conducting secondary tasks in younger and older adults. In 49th Annual Meeting of the Society of Neuroscience, Chicago, USA.
    • Stojan R. & Voelcker-Rehage C. (). A Systematic Review on the Cognitive Benefits and Neurophysiological Correlates of Exergaming in Healthy Older Adults. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 8(5). doi: 10.3390/jcm8050734.

    • Rudisch J., Zwingmann K., Stojan R. & Voelcker-Rehage C. (). Exergaming at a self-selected intensity does not immediately improve working memory and task switching. In 50th Annual meeting of the German Society for Sport Psychology, Köln, Deutschland.
    • Stojan R., Rudisch J., Zwingmann K., Fröhlich S., Janouch C. & Voelcker-Rehage C. (). Hemodynamic Correlates of Additional Task Loads In An Ecologically Valid Driving Scenario. In 50th Annual meeting of the German Society for Sport Psychology, Köln, Deutschland.
    • Stojan R., Rudisch J., Zwingmann K., Fröhlich S., Janouch C. & Voelcker-Rehage C. (). Hemodynamic correlates of additional cognitive and motor tasks during driving in a virtual environment. In 51st Conference of the German Psychological Society, Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland.
    • Zwingmann K., Stojan R., Rudisch J., & Voelcker-Rehage C. (). Acute exergaming effects on cognitive performance. In 51st Conference of the German Psychological Society, Frankfurt am Main.
    • Rudisch J., Zwingmann K., Stojan R. & Voelcker-Rehage C. (). Using Exergaming for Combining Cognitive Training and Cardiorespiratory Exercise. In 51st Conference of the German Psychological Society, Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland.

    • Stojan R., Koester D. & Schack T. (). Neurophysiological correlates of the interaction between language processing and motor control. In 59th Conference of Experimental Psychologists, Dresden, Deutschland.
    • Stojan, R. (). Exergaming: Eine Interventionsmethode zum Erhalt der geistigen Fitness im Alter? Zeitschrift für Sportpsychologie, 24. doi: 10.1026/1612-5010/a000195.
    • Stojan R. (). Sport Psychology Digest Sportpsychologie Digest. Zeitschrift für Sportpsychologie, 24(2), 83. doi: 10.1026/1612-5010/a000195.

    • Stojan R., Koester D. & Schack T. (). Neurophysiologische Korrelate der Interaktion von Sprachwahrnehmung und motorischer Kontrolle. In 48. Jahrestagung der deutschen Gesellschaft für Sportpsychologie, Münster, Deutschland.

    • Maas Stefan, Göcking Tim, Stojan Robert, Voelcker-Rehage Claudia, Kutz Dieter Friedhelm. (). Synchronization of Neurophysiological and Biomechanical Data in a Real-Time Virtual Gait Analysis System (GRAIL): A Proof-of-Principle Study. IEEE Sensors Journal, 24(12), Article 3779. doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/s24123779.
  • Scientific Talks

    • Utesch, Till; Stojan, Robert (): „Ne Eins im Zocken! Können Konsolen- und Computerspiele Teil des Schulalltags sein?“ Kinder-Uni Münster, Universität Münster, Münster, Deutschland, .
    • Stojan, Robert; Göcking, Tim (): ‘Using fNIRS in virtual environments to study brain function during complex cognitive-motor behavior’. TwinBrain SUMMER SCHOOL 1.0, Piran, Slovenia, .
    • Stojan, Robert (): „Grundlagen psychischer Erkrankungen und positive Wirkung körperlicher Aktivität auf die Krankheitsbewältigung“. 3. Lauf für seelische Gesundheit, Frankenberg, Deutschland, .