Movement and Neuroscience

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The focus of the section is integrative physiological research addressing questions relating to human motor performance and health across the lifespan.



Motor control and neurophysiology

The main focus of the section is on Motor control and neurophysiology. The research in human motor control and neurophysiology aims to increase the basic understanding of mechanisms involved in human motor control and the interaction between neurophysiology and behaviour.

The research additionally aims to understand mechanisms involved in human motor learning and to develop strategies to improve motor performance and health. Finally, it is an explicit aim of the research to elucidate how control mechanisms and adaptations interact with physical activity and aging.

Human Performance

One main focus of the research group is on Human Performance. The research in human exercise performance aims to determine mechanisms of decisive importance for individual physical capacity.

A special focus is on environmental stressors such as altitude and heat. Pharmacological and ergogenic manipulations are applied to increase basic understanding of human performance and at the same time develop new and efficient strategies for anti-doping purposes.



Head of section: Associate Professor Jesper Lundbye-Jensen

Section Secretary: Jacob Feder Piil

Section for Movement and Neuroscience
Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports
Nørre Allé 51
DK 2200 Copenhagen

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Section members

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Ana Zvornik Research Assistant   E-mail
Andreas Wulff-Abramsson Special Consultant +4535336361 E-mail
Anke Ninija Karabanov Associate Professor +4535328039 E-mail
August Lomholt Nielsen Research Assistant +4535324879 E-mail
Claes Høgh Cubel Research Assistant   E-mail
Eva Wulff Helge Associate Professor +4535320803 E-mail
Jacob Feder Piil Special Consultant   E-mail
Jacob Wienecke Associate Professor +4535327346 E-mail
Jesper Lundbye-Jensen Associate Professor, Head of Section +4535327330 E-mail
Jonas Rud Bjørndal PhD Fellow +4535321587 E-mail
Lars Nybo Professor +4535321620 E-mail
Lasse Jespersen PhD Fellow +4535326133 E-mail
Lise Sohl Jeppesen PhD Student +4535321537 E-mail
Malene Norup Stolpe PhD Student +4526241979 E-mail
Marta Katarzyna Topor Postdoc +4535337387 E-mail
Mikael Novén Postdoc +4535333776 E-mail
Peter Christian Raffalt Teaching Assistant   E-mail
Pia Grethe Sandfeld Melcher Teaching Associate Professor +4535327235 E-mail
Sven Lauge Brix External +4523728900 E-mail
Tobias Buk Jørgensen Enrolled PhD Student   E-mail