Chair of Human Movement Science

Research at the Chair of Human Movement Science is devoted to the understanding of human sensorimotor control and associated neural mechanism. Major topics are

  • Analysis of motor behavior from elementary abilities to complex skills,
  • Consequences of disturbances of the central nervous systems and neurorehabilitation,
  • Development over the lifespan and interventions,
  • Sports performance and optimization.

We employ methods to capture and analyze human movements and forces as well as neuroimaging and brain stimulation methods and new technologies in rehabilitation.



On December 20th, 2022, the doctoral examination of our long-standing co-worker Nina Rohrbach took place.

Emma Gowen, PhD (Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, Division of Psychology, Communication and Human Neuroscience, University of Manchester) "Motor coordination difficulties in autistic adults: Exploring characteristics, impact and role in diagnosis"

Aaron Yurkewich, PhD, (Assistant Professor in Mechatronics Engineering at Ontario Tech University) "Human-Robot Interaction: Co-Designing Soft, Smart Robots that Enhance Human Capabilities in Surgery and Rehabilitation"

We welcome our new colleague Paula Villa Fulton to our team! Paula holds a B.Sc. degree in Behavioral Neuroscience from Northeastern University (Boston, USA) and an M.Sc. degree in Neuroengineering from the Technical University of Munich (Munich, Germany).

To investigate the proposed association between soccer heading deleterious brain changes, an accurate quantification of heading exposure is crucial. In this study, we worked with colleagues from the TUM Chair of Information-Oriented Control to assess the utility of a data-driven Long Short-Term…

Antti Löppönen "Wearable accelerometry-based technology to assess functional activities in older populations: from the laboratory to the free-living environment"

Stephan Dahm "Motor learning using action imagery practice"

Quentin Le Boterff is Coworker of Dr. Påvel Lindberg at the Institut de Psychiatrie et Neurosciences de Paris, Inserm U1266, in Paris. He works on assessment and analysis of fine motor control in various conditions such as ageing, stroke, autism and schizophrenia. Meeting room L302,…

Eric Grießbach " Motor-cognitive interactions in decisions during movement "

Dr. Michail Ntikas (University of Stirling) "Repetitive heading acutely affects attention and impairs learning in healthy young football players"