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Sabine Schaefer

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Short CV: 

Dipl.-Psych., 2001, Freie Universität Berlin
Dr. phil., 2005, Freie Universität Berlin

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Research Interests: 
  • Cognitive-sensorimotor coordination across the lifespan
  • Behavioral and neural plasticity
  • Ontogenetic changes in behavior regulation

Selected Literature: 

Schaefer, S., Krampe, R. Th., Lindenberger, U., & Baltes, P. B. (2008). Age differences between children and young adults in the dynamics of dual-task prioritization: Body (balance) vs. mind (memory). Developmental Psychology, 44, 747-757.

Schaefer, S., Lövdén, M., Wieckhorst, B., & Lindenberger, U. (2010). Cognitive performance is improved while walking: Differences in cognitive-sensorimotor couplings between children and young adults. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 7, 371-389.

Schaefer, S. & Schumacher, V. (2011). The interplay of cognitive and motor functioning in healthy older adults: Findings from dual-task studies and suggestions for intervention. Gerontology, 57, 239-246.

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Riediger, M., Voelkle, M., Schaefer, S., & Lindenberger, U. (in press). Charting the life course: Age differences and validity of beliefs about lifespan. Psychology and Aging.

Schaefer, S., & Lindenberger, U. (2013). Thinking while walking: Experienced high-heel walkers flexibly adjust their gait. Frontiers in Psychology, 4:316. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00316
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Kray, J., & Schaefer, S. (2012). Mittlere und späte Kindheit (6-11 Jahre). In W. Schneider & U. Lindenberger (Eds.), Entwicklungspsychologie (7th complete rev. ed., pp. 211-233). Weinheim: Beltz.

Lövdén, M., Schaefer, S., Noack, H., Bodammer, N. C., Kühn, S., Heinze, H.-J., Düzel, E., Bäckman, L., & Lindenberger, U. (2012). Spatial navigation training protects the hippocampus against age-related changes during early and late adulthood. Neurobiology of Aging, 33, 620.e9-620.e22. doi:10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2011.02.013
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Wenger, E., Schaefer, S., Noack, H., Kühn, S., Mårtensson, J., Heinze, H.-J., Düzel, E., Bäckman, L., Lindenberger, U., & Lövdén, M. (2012). Cortical thickness changes following spatial navigation training in adulthood and aging. NeuroImage, 59, 3389-3397. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.11.015
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Krampe, R. T., Schaefer, S., Lindenberger, U., & Baltes, P. B. (2011). Lifespan changes in multi-tasking: Concurrent walking and memory search in children, young, and older adults. Gait & Posture, 33, 401-405. doi:10.1016/j.gaitpost.2010.12.012
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Lövdén, M., Schaefer, S., Noack, H., Kanowski, M., Kaufmann, J., Tempelmann, C., Bodammer, N. C., Kühn, S., Heinze, H.-J., Lindenberger, U., Düzel, E., & Bäckman, L. (2011). Performance-related increases in hippocampal N-acetylaspartate (NAA) induced by spatial navigation training are restricted to BDNF Val homozygotes. Cerebral Cortex, 21, 1435-1442. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhq230
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Schaefer, S., & Schumacher, V. (2011). The interplay between cognitive and motor functioning in healthy older adults: Findings from dual-task studies and suggestions for intervention. Gerontology, 57, 239-246. doi:10.1159/000322197
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Lövdén, M., Bäckman, L., Lindenberger, U., Schaefer, S., & Schmiedek, F. (2010). A theoretical framework for the study of adult cognitive plasticity. Psychological Bulletin, 136, 659-676. doi:10.1037/a0020080
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Schaefer, S., Lövdén, M., Wieckhorst, B., & Lindenberger, U. (2010). Cognitive performance is improved while walking: Differences in cognitive-sensorimotor couplings between children and young adults. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 7, 371-389. doi:10.1080/17405620802535666
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Huxhold, O., Schaefer, S., & Lindenberger, U. (2009). Wechselwirkungen zwischen Sensomotorik und Kognition im Alter: Überblick über ein internationales Forschungsfeld [Age-associated interactions of sensorimotor and cognitive functions]. Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie, 42, 93-98. doi:10.1007/s00391-008-0566-3
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Li, S.-C., Lövdén, M., Schaefer, S., Schmiedek, F., Shing, Y. L., Werkle-Bergner, M., & Lindenberger, U. (2009). The Center of Lifespan Psychology at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development: Conceptual agenda and illustration of research activities. Acta Psychologica Sinica, 41, 1102-1122. doi:10.3724/SP.J.1041.2009.01102
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Schaefer, S., Krampe, R. T., & Lindenberger, U. (2009). Gleichzeitig Balancieren und Denkaufgaben bearbeiten: Altersbedingte Unterschiede zwischen Kindern und jungen Erwachsenen. In V. Nagel & V. Lippens (Eds.), Gleichgewichts-Leistungen im Handlungsbezug: Aktuelle Arbeiten aus der Gleichgewichtsforschung (Sportwissenschaft und Sportpraxis No. 155) (pp. 13-24). Hamburg: Czwalina.
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Verrel, J., Lövdén, M., Schellenbach, M., Schaefer, S., & Lindenberger, U. (2009). Interacting effects of cognitive load and adult age on the regularity of whole-body motion during treadmill walking. Psychology and Aging, 24, 75-81. doi:10.1037/a0014272
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Lindenberger, U., & Schaefer, S. (2008). Erwachsenenalter und Alter [Adult age and old age]. In R. Oerter & L. Montada (Eds.), Entwicklungspsychologie (6th, rev. ed., pp. 366-409). Weinheim: Beltz.
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Lövdén, M., Schaefer, S., Pohlmeyer, A. E., & Lindenberger, U. (2008). Walking variability and working-memory load in aging: A dual-process account relating cognitive control to motor control performance. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 63B, P121-P128.
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Schaefer, S., Krampe, R. T., Lindenberger, U., & Baltes, P. B. (2008). Age differences between children and young adults in the dynamics of dual-task prioritization: Body (balance) versus mind (memory). Developmental Psychology, 44, 747-757. doi:10.1037/0012-1649.44.3.747
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Schaefer, S., & Bäckman, L. (2007). Normales und pathologisches kognitives Altern. In J. Brandtstädter & U. Lindenberger (Eds.), Entwicklungspsychologie der Lebensspanne: Ein Lehrbuch (pp. 245-269). Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.

Schaefer, S., Huxhold, O., & Lindenberger, U. (2006). Healthy mind in healthy body? A review of sensorimotor-cognitive interdependencies in old age. European Review of Aging and Physical Activity, 3, 45-54. doi:10.1007/s11556-006-0007-5
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Schaefer, S. (2005). Concurrent cognitive and sensorimotor performance: A comparison of children and young adults. Doctoral dissertation, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.
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