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Professorship of Sports Psychology (with focus on Prevention and Rehabilitation)
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Dr. Nils Henrik Pixa

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Professorship of Sports Psychology (with focus on Prevention and Rehabilitation)
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    +49 371 531-35799
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    Thüringer Weg 11, 09126 Chemnitz

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Non-invasive brain stimulation (transcranial electrical stimulation)
Neurophysiology of motor performance and learning (e.g., EEG)
Effects of cardiovascular exercise on cognitive and motor processes
Articles (peer review)
2019Steinberg, F., Pixa, N.H. & Fregni, F. (2019). A Review of Acute Aerobic Exercise and Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Effects on Cognitive Functions and Their Potential Synergies. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 12, 534.
2018Pixa, N. H., Berger, A., Steinberg, F., & Doppelmayr, M. (2018). Parietal, but Not Motor Cortex, HD-atDCS Deteriorates Learning Transfer of a Complex Bimanual Coordination Task. Journal of Cognitive Enhancement, 74(9), 187. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41465-018-0088-x
2018Pixa, N. H., & Pollok, B. (2018). Effects of tDCS on Bimanual Motor Skills: A Brief Review. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 12, 63. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnbeh.2018.00063
2018Berger, A., Pixa, N. H., Steinberg, F., & Doppelmayr, M. (2018). Brain Oscillatory and Hemodynamic Activity in a Bimanual Coordination Task Following Transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation (tACS): A Combined EEG-fNIRS Study. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 12, 67. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnbeh.2018.00067
2017Steinberg, F., Pixa, N. H., & Doppelmayr, M. (2017). Electroencephalographic alpha activity modulations induced by breath-holding in apnoea divers and non-divers. Physiology & Behavior, 179, 90–98. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2017.05.028
2017Pixa, N. H., Steinberg, F., & Doppelmayr, M. (2017). High-definition transcranial direct current stimulation to both primary motor cortices improves unimanual and bimanual dexterity. Neuroscience Letters, 643, 84–88. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neulet.2017.02.033
2017Pixa, N. H., Steinberg, F., & Doppelmayr, M. (2017a). Effects of High-Definition Anodal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Applied Simultaneously to Both Primary Motor Cortices on Bimanual Sensorimotor Performance. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 11, 4506. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnbeh.2017.00130
2016Doppelmayr, M., Pixa, N. H., & Steinberg, F. (2016). Cerebellar, but not Motor or Parietal, High-Density Anodal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Facilitates Motor Adaptation. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS, 22(9), 928–936. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1355617716000345
2016Steinberg, F., Pixa, N. H., & Doppelmayr, M. (2016). Mirror Visual Feedback Training Improves Intermanual Transfer in a Sport-Specific Task: A Comparison between Different Skill Levels. Neural Plasticity, 2016, 8628039. https://doi.org/10.1155/2016/8628039