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Professorship of Sports Psychology (with focus on Prevention and Rehabilitation)
Guest Lecture

Guest lecture - Dr. Solveig Vieluf on the subject "Age-related difference in brain network dynamics during force control tasks"

At the invitation of the Chair of Sport Psychology (with a focus on prevention and rehabilitation), Dr. Vieluf will give a public guest lecture on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 at 15:30 pm at the Weinholdbau of the TU, room W014, on the subject "Age-related difference in brain network dynamics during force control tasks".

During my talk I will present research on variability and behavioral complexity during precision grip fine motor control tasks and related brain network dynamics in younger and older adults. Furthermore I will show how domain specific exercise can induce neural plasticity and subsequently alter brain network dynamics and improve fine motor control in older adults. Finally I will present a prospective view on the impact of physical activity on sensory, motor and cognitive networks.

further information given by Dr. Julian Rudisch, phone 0371 531- 34053, e-mail: julian.rudisch@hsw.tu-chemnitz.de

Background Information:
Since 2016 Dr. Vieluf is research assistant and habilitation candidate at the depatrment of sports medicine at the University of Paderborn, and since 2018 visiting researcher and research fellow at the Boston Children's Hospital.

Guest lecture - Prof. Josef Wiemeyer on the subject "Serious Games in Sports – Chances and Challenges"
 

At the invitation of the Chair of Sport Psychology (with a focus on prevention and rehabilitation), Herr Prof. Josef Wiemeyer will give a public guest lecture on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 9:15 am at the Hörsaalgebäude der TU, Reichenhainer Straße 90, room N113, on the subject "Serious Games in Sports - Chances and Challenges".

further information given Katharina Zwingmann, phone 0371 531- 30585, e-mail: katharina.zwingmann@hsw.tu-chemnitz.de


Guest lecture- Prof. Louis Bherer on the subject "Effects of cognitive training, physical exercise and combined intervention on cognition and gait in older adults and at risk population"

 

At the invitation of the Chair of Sport Psychology (with a focus on prevention and rehabilitation), Prof. Louis Bherer will give a public guest lecture on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 5:15 pm at the Hörsaalgebäude der TU, Reichenhainer Straße 90, room N013, on the subject "Effects of cognitive training, physical exercise and combined intervention on cognition and gait in older adults and at risk populations".

Prof. Dr. Bherer will present in his lecture the individual effects of cognitive and physical training on cognitive functions and gait parameters. He will focus on the target group of elderly people as well as specific at-risk groups and highlight key factors influencing training efficiency and success. Based on this, Prof. Bherer will additionally discuss the current findings on combined cognitive-physical interventions and their potential applications in public and clinical contexts.

further information given Robert Stojan, phone 0371 531- 31098, e-mail: robert.stojan@hsw.tu-chemnitz.de
 
Background Information:
Prof. Louis Bherer is full professor at the Department of Medicine at University de Montréal and researcher at the Preventive Medicine and Physical Activity Centre (Centre ÉPIC) of the Montréal Heart Institute in Montréal, Canada. He is also researcher at the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal. His research program studies the effect of cognitive stimulation, physical activity and exercise on cognition and cognitive decline associated with aging and chronic diseases. Dr. Bherer’s research program is currently supported by the Canadian Institute of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation and the Mirella and Lino Saputo Chair in Cardiovascular Health and the prevention of cognitive decline.