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Svend Sparre Geertsen

Svend Sparre Geertsen

Assistant professor

Researcher ID: L-8526-2014
My research is focused on understanding the neural mechanisms underlying human motor control. 
My primary interest is the beneficial effect of physical activity on the brain from development to ageing and how exercise may improve cognitive functions, motor skills and learning.

Primary fields of research

  • Effects of exercise on cognitive functions and learning
  • Motor control
  • Neural adaptations to resistance training
  • Neural control of walking
  • Neurorehabilitation


  • Exercise Physiology 1 and 2 (anatomy and physiology) course responsible
  • Exercise and aging
  • Physical activity, cognitive function and learning 
  • Motor control
  • Neuroplasticity 
  • Strength training

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