Sensorimotor-Cognitive Couplings (SensCog)

Project of the Center for Lifespan Psychology Concluded in 2018

This project investigated lifespan differences in interactions between sensorimotor and cognitive aspects of behavior as well as lifespan differences in movement organization and coordination until 2018.

Research Topics

  • Early motor development
  • Movement variability and coordination
  • Cognitive aspects of movement behavior
  • Cognitive and motor performance in dual-task situations
  • Effects of aerobic exercise on brain and behavior

Publications (2015–2018)

Bierbauer, W., Inauen, J., Schaefer, S., Kleemeyer, M. M., Lüscher, J., König, C., Tobias, R., Kliegel, M., Ihle, A., Zimmerli, L., Holzer, B. M., Siebenhuener, K., Battegay, E., Schmied, C., & Scholz, U. (2017). Health behavior change in older adults: Testing the health action process approach at the inter- and intraindividual level. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, 9(3), 324–348.
Kleemeyer, M. M., Polk, T. A., Schaefer, S., Bodammer, N. C., Brechtel, L., & Lindenberger, U. (2017). Exercise-induced fitness changes correlate with changes in neural specificity in older adults. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 11, Article 123.
Claus, A. P., Verrel, J., Pounds, P. E. I., Shaw, R. C., Brady, N. B., Chew, M. T., Dekkers, T. A., & Hodges, P. W. (2016). A new method for sudden mechanical perturbation with axial load, to assess postural control in sitting and standing. Journal of Biomechanics, 49(7), 1141–1148.
Kleemeyer, M. M., Kühn, S., Prindle, J., Bodammer, N. C., Brechtel, L., Garthe, A., Kempermann, G., Schaefer, S., & Lindenberger, U. (2016). Changes in fitness are associated with changes in hippocampal microstructure and hippocampal volume among older adults. NeuroImage, 131, 155–161.
Otte, K., Kayser, B., Mansow-Model, S., Verrel, J., Paul, F., Brandt, A., & Schmitz-Hübsch, T. (2016). Accuracy and reliability of the Kinect Version 2 for clinical measurement of motor function. PLoS ONE, 11(11), Article e0166532.
Verrel, J., Lisofsky, N., Kühn, S., & Lindenberger, U. (2016). Normal aging increases postural preparation errors: Evidence from a two-choice response task with balance constraints. Gait & Posture, 44, 143–148.
Schaefer, S., Jagenow, D., Verrel, J., & Lindenberger, U. (2015). The influence of cognitive load and walking speed on gait regularity in children and young adults. Gait & Posture, 41(1), 258–262.
Schaefer, S., Kleemeyer, M. M., & Lindenberger, U. (2015). Kognition und Motorik über die Lebensspanne: Doppelaufgabenstudien und eine Fitnessintervention. Leipziger Sportwissenschaftliche Beiträge, 56(2), 114–125.
Schaefer, S., Schellenbach, M., Lindenberger, U., & Wollacott, M. (2015). Walking in high-risk settings: Do older adults still prioritize gait when distracted by a cognitive task? Experimental Brain Research, 233(1), 79–88.
Verrel, J., Almagor, E., Schumann, F., Lindenberger, U., & Kühn, S. (2015). Changes in neural resting state activity in primary and higher-order motor areas induced by a short sensorimotor intervention based on the Feldenkrais method. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9, Article 232.
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