News

16.10.2018
Bettina Bläsing ist zum 1. Oktober 2018 zur Akademischen Oberrätin an der TU Dortmund ernannt worden und hat ihre Tätigkeit im Fachbereich Musik und Bewegung in Rehabilitation und Pädagogik bei Behinderung, Fakultät Rehabilitationswissenschaften, aufgenommen.

15.10.2018

The second extended edition of the book "Neurocognition of Dance - Movement, Mind and Motor Skills" (Editors: Bettina Bläsing, Martin Puttke and Thomas Schack (first edition 2010) was published by Routledge in July 2018.




19.07.2018
Thomas Schack is a member of the scientific committee of the "Movement-Brain-Body-Cognition" Conference from 27 th to 29 th July 2018 at Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA and he will present a talk together with Cornelia Frank (CITEC) and William Land (San Antonio, USA) about "Mental representation in motor learning: The impact of physical and mental practice on action representation and performance".

[ MOVEMENTIS ]

19.07.2018

Thomas Schack chaires a symposium about "Human Factors and Assitive Technologies" at the 9th International Conference about Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE) which will take place in Orlando, Florida, USA from the 21 th to the 25 th of July, and he will present a talk about Adaptive Cognitive Training (ACT).


Benjamin Strenge chairs a symposium about Systems Engineering Applications at the AHFE, and he will present a talk about incorporating ethical aspects in agile development processes.

Ludwig Vogel will present a poster about "Human-centered cognitive training: An adaptive smart terminal to enrich feedback in daily activities" at the AFHE.

[ AHFE ]

04.06.2018
Award-Winning Glasses Help with Building and Baking Project from CITEC researchers wins prize in "Landmarks in the Land of Ideas" competition

Today, 4 June 2018, researchers at the Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC) at Bielefeld University and their cooperation partners were awarded a prize for their intelligent glasses (Adamaas system) in Berlin. An independent jury selected the Bielefeld submission from among 100 submissions from approximately 1,500 applications submitted to the nationwide innovation competition "Ausgezeichnete Orte im Land der Ideen" ("Landmarks in the Land of Ideas"). On the topic of "Connecting Worlds - Strengthening Unity", the project puts forth an answer to the question of how intelligent technology can provide assistance to elderly people as well as individuals with cognitive disabilities. This is already the second success for researchers from the Cluster of Excellence in this competition.
[ read more ].
[ Land der Ideen ].

Forschende am Exzellenzcluster Kognitive Interaktionstechnologie (CITEC) der Universität Bielefeld und ihre Kooperationspartner erhalten heute (04.06.2018) in Berlin einen Preis für ihre intelligente Brille (sog. Adamaas-System). Eine unabhängige Jury wählte den Bielefelder Beitrag als einen von 100 Beiträgen aus rund 1.500 eingereichten Bewerbungen im bundesweiten Innovationswettbewerb "Ausgezeichnete Orte im Land der Ideen" aus. Zum Thema "Welten verbinden - Zusammenhalt stärken" liefert das Projekt eine Antwort auf die Frage, wie intelligente Technik älteren Menschen und Menschen mit kognitiven Beeinträchtigungen unterstützen kann. Dies ist bereits der zweite Erfolg von Forschenden des Exzellenzclusters im Wettbewerb.
[ mehr Informationen ].
[ Pressemitteilung (als PDF) ].

24.05.2018
Project ADAMAAS presented at BMBF-funded network meeting

On April 26th and 27th the BMBF (German Federal Ministry of Education and Research) organized a network meeting at Siegburg concerning the expiring funding line "Adaptive, Learning Systems". Alongside 11 other research projects from Germany, the intelligent glasses ADAMAAS co-developed by researchers from Bielefeld University's Neurocognition and Action (NCA) group have been presented to ministerial representatives, fellow scientists, and the press.

NCA researcher Benjamin Strenge gave a talk about how the ADAMAAS smartglasses provide individualized assistance to people with and without disabilities in activities of daily life as well as in industrial assembly processes. An additional live demonstration of the system by NCA's Oleg Strogan and CITEC researcher Patrick Renner illustrated the use of human memory analysis, Augmented Reality and physiological measurements in user-adaptive task assistance.

ADAMAAS was funded by the BMBF from May 2015 to April 2018. Further information is available [ here ].

23.05.2018
Abschlussworkshop des Projekts

Adaptive Cognitive Training (ACT)

Rückblick und Ausblick - Entwicklung individualisierter Assistenzsysteme



am 28.05.2018 zwischen 9:00 und 13:00 im Bildungszentrum Schopf (Brokstraße 72a, 33605 Bielefeld).

16.04.2018
Annual Meeting of the Research in Imagery and Observation Group

International scientists of the Research in Imagery and Observation (RIO) Group met at the Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC) of Bielefeld University on April 12th and 13th. 70 participants from sport science, psychology and neuroscience discussed their research in the areas of imagery and observation at this interdisciplinary conference. During this two day event, master students, PhD students, postdocs, and professors from various disciplines meet and discuss their ideas. The participants presented their research during poster sessions and talks. Two invited speakers presented their work: Professor Cathy Craig from Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, presented her work on virtual reality and decision-making. Dr. Shaun Boe from Dalhousie University in Canada talked about his group's work on imagery and learning. Local organizer of the event was Dr. Cornelia Frank, member of the Neurocognition and Action Biomechanis Research Group headed by Professor Thomas Schack.

[ RIO Group ]

19.03.2018
Caroline Schwarzer, Ph.D. candidate, won the OWL (Ost-Westfalen-Lippe) track and field championship (indoor), which took place 11 February 2018 in Paderborn (e.g., long jump 5,10 m!). - Congratulations!!!

24.01.2018
On 23.01.2018 Matthias Novak, the junior and creative coach of FC Bayern Munich, visited the Neurocognition and Action group.

It exists a long-standing cooperation in the development of new diagnostic and training methods for an optimal interaction of brain and motor coordination in high-performance football. Of particular interest is the question, how special exercises in technical training can also promote working memory and motoric creativity on the pitch.

Matthias Nowack is, together with Jörg Seewald, author of the book "Beweg Dein Gehirn" (2017), which also contains an interview with Prof. Dr. Thomas Schack.

The image shows Ludwig Vogel, Thomas Schack and Matthias Nowak (from the left).

Listen to a brief statement from Matthias Nowak


or read a report in the newspaper [ Neue Westfälische (in German) ]

19.01.2018


The "Handball All-Star Game 2018" was a highly frequented sport event at the University Bielefeld. 300 spectators saw the match between the university team and the Bundesliga team of TBV Lemgo. Ludwig Vogel from the "Neurocognition and Action" research group was the coach of the mixed student team from University Bielefeld and Bielefeld University of Applied Science. Here you find newspaper articles of the event:

[ Neue Westfälische 2018 01 08 (in German) ]
[ Neue Westfälische 2018 01 19 (in German) ]
[ Westfalen Blatt 2018 01 10 (in German) ]
[ Westfalen Blatt 2018 01 19 (in German) ]

07.12.2017
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.


07.12.2017
A new ebook describes and explains the work of our group.

You can read it online [ here ]

or as PDF [ here ]



22.11.2017
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 ]

16.11.2017
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 ].

13.11.2017
Christian Schütz, Mitarbeiter der Hochschule Fulda, diskutiert in der Zeitschrift "physioscience" einen Artikel von Schack, Essig, Frank , Koester (2014).
[ siehe hier ]
[ zum diskutierten Artikel ]
06.10.2017
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).

04.10.2017
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 ].

31.08.2017
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.

10.07.2017
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.

10.07.2017
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 ]

16.06.2017
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).

31.05.2017
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 ]

29.05.2017
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
[ https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00871 ]
(open access)

27.05.2017
PD Dr. Dirk Koester stellt aktuelle Forschung zur Kontrolle komplexer Ganzkörperbewegungen auf der Jahrestagung der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Sportpsychologie in Bern vor.

18.05.2017
Ming-Yang Cheng received the Abschlussstipendium from the Bielefelder Nachwuchsfonds as support for the finalisation of his Ph.D. project. Congratulations to Ming-Yang!

18.05.2017
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 ]

03.05.2017
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 ]

02.05.2017
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!

27.04.2017
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 ]

15.03.2017
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 ]


27.02.2017
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 ]

27.02.2017
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 ]

09.02.2017
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 ]

12.01.2017

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 ]