Professor, Institute of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Prof. Nadja Schott is a full professor and head of the Human Performance Lab at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. She received her master’s degree in Exercise Science with minors in Sports Medicine and Law from the University in Frankfurt, Germany and her Ph.D. in Exercise Science from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. She completed her further postdoctoral training in Sport Psychology at the University of Giessen, Germany, and at the Productive Aging Laboratory, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science & Technology at the University of Illinois.
A major focus of her labs’ recent research is the understanding and development of effective approaches to enhance brain function, cognition and motor performance in both the healthy and impaired children (DCD, Down Syndrome) and older adults (Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease). In particular, she focuses on 1) behavioral and neural correlates of cognitive-motor interference in fine- and gross motor control tasks, and 2) motor representations as a prerequisite of motor learning in prevention and rehabilitation. In her experimental work she develops (digitized) methods to assess cognitive and motor performance, and employs EEG and fNIRS.