Alfred Effenberg

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Audio-visual integration in the human brain influences perception and precision of motor tasks. We tested audio-visual integration during height estimation when presenting video clips of counter movement jumps (CMJ), using sparse sampling fMRI at 3T. Employing the technique of "sonification", we created artificial auditory-visual motion events by(More)
Monitoring sportive movements is essential for training processes to detect variations as well as progression, stagnations or even regressions. Visualization plays the dominant role in the technique analysis, even though the eyes’ ability to perceive information of time-related events are limited and less efficient in comparison to the ears. Sound(More)
Producing sounds by a musical instrument can lead to audiomotor coupling, i.e. the joint activation of the auditory and motor system, even when only one modality is probed. The sonification of otherwise mute movements by sounds based on kinematic parameters of the movement has been shown to improve motor performance and perception of movements. Here we(More)
Motor learning is based on motor perception and emergent perceptual-motor representations. A lot of behavioral research is related to single perceptual modalities but during last two decades the contribution of multimodal perception on motor behavior was discovered more and more. A growing number of studies indicates an enhanced impact of multimodal stimuli(More)
Sonification of human movement offers a wide range of new kinds of information for supporting motor learning in sports and rehabilitation. Even though motor learning is dominated visually, auditory perception offers unique subtle temporal resolution as well as enormous integrative capacity - both are important features on perception of human movement(More)
Presenting information acoustically has become increasingly interesting for technique training and control in elite sport. In rowing, acoustic feedback is a new and promising application to optimize the boat motion. By taking advantage of auditory perception, which is particularly sensitive to temporal resolution, the physics-based movements are mapped to(More)
Although visual perception is dominant on motor perception, control and learning, auditory information can enhance and modulate perceptual as well as motor processes in a multifaceted manner. During last decades new methods of auditory augmentation had been developed with movement sonification as one of the most recent approaches expanding auditory movement(More)
In sport accurate predictions of other persons’ movements are essential. Former studies have shown that predictions can be enhanced by mapping movements onto sound (sonification) and providing audiovisual feedback [1]. The present study investigated behavioral mechanisms of movement sonification and scrutinized whether effects of own movements and those of(More)