Prof. Dr. Rouwen Cañal Bruland

Head of Department
Rouwen Cañal Bruland, Univ.-Prof. Dr
Rouwen Canal-Bruland
Room O 101b
Seidelstraße 20
07749 Jena
Office hours:
by appointment via the secretary's office (sabine.sorge@uni-jena.de)
  • Academic Vita
    • since 10.2016: Professor for the Psychology of Human Movement and Sport, Institute of Sport Science, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
    • 04.2008 - 09.2016: Assistant Professor at the Department of Human Movement Science at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    • 12.2007: PhD, University of Münster, Germany

    Visiting Professorships

    • 07.2023 - 07.2026: Loughborough University, "Visiting Professor of Human Movement Science" in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences (SSEHS), UK
    • 06.2023: The University of British Columbia, Visiting Professor in the School of Kinesiology, Canada

    In addition, several international, short-term research stays as Visiting Researcher at Liverpool John Moores University (UK; 2005, approx. 6 weeks), the University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong SAR, China; 2009, approx. 4 weeks) and the University of Virginia (USA; 2012, approx. 2 weeks).

  • Research

    Research Interests:

    • Motor learning and motor control
    • Embodied cognition/ Embodied decision-making/ Embodied perception
    • Perception and Action
    • Expertise
    • Cognition and motor performance
    • Emotion and motor performance
    • Visual perception, attention and anticipation
    • Multisensory integration in sport
    • Social interactions

    Selected Current Research Projects (funded by the German Research Foundation, VolkswagenStiftung):

    • Navigating Anticipation Research to New Frontiers 
      Funding agency: VolkswagenStiftung (Momentum)
      Period: 2023 - 2027
      Principal Investigator: Cañal Bruland, R. (PI, FSU Jena)
    • Unraveling crosstalk from lower-level motor coordination to higher levels in the cognitive-behavioral hierarchy
      Funding agency: German Research Foundation (DFG within the DFG SPP 1772)
      Period: January 2019 - September 2022
      Principal Investigators: Cañal Bruland, R. (PI, FSU Jena) & Herbort, O. (PI & JMU Würzburg)
    • Moving in time and space - Do (a)symmetric time-space mappings depend on modality-specific processing?
      Funding agency: German Research Foundation (DFG)
      Period: October 2018 - December 2020
      Principal Investigators: Cañal Bruland, R. (PI, FSU Jena) & Raab, M. (PI, DSHS Köln) together with Loeffler, J. (DSHS)
    • The groundedness of temporal and spatial representations in movement: Examining the bi-directionality and asymmetry hypotheses from an embodied cognition perspective
      Funding agency: German Research Foundation (DFG)
      Period: November 2014 - February 2018
      Principal Investigators: Raab, M. (PI, DSHS Köln) & Cañal Bruland, R. (Co-PI, FSU Jena)

    Supervised PhDs (supervisor & co-supervisor roles) and PhD-related publications:

    Dr. Joost Pluijms - 2016, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (supervised together with Prof. Geert Savelsbergh).

    Title of dissertation: Perceptual-cognitive skills and expert performance in sailing

    • Pluijms, J.P., Cañal-Bruland, R., Kats, S. & Savelsbergh, G.J.P. (2013). Translating key methodological issues into technological advancements when running in-situ experiments in sports: An example from sailing. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching, 8, 89-103.
    • Pluijms, J.P., Cañal-Bruland, R., Bergmann Tiest, W.M., Mulder, F.A. & Savelsbergh, G.J.P. (2015). Expertise effects in cutaneous wind perception. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 77, 2121-2133.
    • Pluijms, J.P., Cañal-Bruland, R. & Savelsbergh, G.J.P. (2015). Zeilen voor goud: Hoe dan? Perceptuele vaardigheden en expertise-verschillen in de zeilsport. Tijdschrift voor Human Factors, 40(3), 19-24.
    • Pluijms, J.P., Cañal-Bruland, R., Hoozemans, M.J.M. & Savelsbergh, G.J.P. (2015). Visual search, movement behaviour and boat control during the windward mark rounding in sailing. Journal of Sports Sciences, 33, 398-410.
    • Pluijms, J.P., Cañal-Bruland, R., Hoozemans, M.J.M., Böcker, K., van Beek, M. & Savelsbergh, G.J.P. (2016). Quantifying external focus of attention in sailing by means of action sport cameras. Journal of Sports Sciences, 34, 1588-1595.

    Dr. Jonna Löffler - 2018, German Sport University Cologne (supervised together with Prof. Markus Raab).

    Title of dissertation: With the past behind and the future ahead: How forward and backward movement impact temporal and spatial representations.

    • Loeffler, J., Raab, M. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2016). A lifespan perspective on embodied cognition. Frontiers in Psychology, 7:845.
    • Loeffler, J., Raab, M. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2017). Does movement influence representations of time and space? PLOS ONE, 12(4): e0175192.
    • Loeffler, J., Raab, M. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2017). Walking back to the future: The impact of walking backward and forward on spatial and temporal concepts. Experimental Psychology, 64, 346-258.

    Additional publications related to the PhD project:

    • Loeffler, J., Cañal-Bruland, R., Schroeger, A., Tolentino-Castro, W. & Raab, M. (2018). Interrelations between temporal and spatial cognition and movement: The role of modality-specific processing. Frontiers in Psychology, 9:2609.
    • Raab, M., Loeffler, J., & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2018). Embodied Cognition in der Lebensspanne. In U. Granacher, H. Mechling & C. Voelcker-Rehage (Eds.), Handbuch Bewegungs- und Sportgerontologie (pp. 460-466). Schorndorf: Hofmann.
    • Loeffler, J., Cañal-Bruland, R. & Raab, M. (2020). Embodied Cognition. In J. Schüler, M. Wegner & H. Plessner (Eds.), Sportpsychologie – Grundlagen und Anwendungen (pp. 115-137). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag.
    • Loeffler, J., Haunhorst, H., Cañal-Bruland, R. & Raab, M. (2021). Embodied Cognition: Sprache, Metaphern und Instruktionen im Sport. In A. Güllich und M. Krüger (Eds.), Sport in Kultur und Gesellschaft (pp. 313-326). Berlin: Springer.
    • Loeffler, J., Raab, M., & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2023). Let’s do the time warp again – embodied learning of the concept of time in an applied school setting. Interactive Learning Environments, 31:1, 397-406.

    Dr. Laura Sperl - 2021, Friedrich Schiller University Jena.

    Title of dissertation: Challenges in motor skill change: Unraveling behavioral, cognitive and electrophysiological correlates of proactive interference

    • Sperl, L. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2020). Changing automatized movement patterns. In N. J. Hodges & A. M. Williams (Eds.), Skill Acquisition in Sport: Research, Theory and Practice (3rd edition) (pp. 20-38). London: Routledge.
    • Sperl, L. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2020). Interindividual differences in the capability to change automatized movement patterns. Acta Psychologica, 204, 103027.
    • Sperl, L. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2020). Reducing proactive interference in motor tasks. Journal of Motor Behavior, 52, 372-381.
    • Sperl, L., Ambrus, G. G., Kaufmann, J., Schweinberger, S. R. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2021). Electrophysiological correlates underlying interference control in motor tasks. Biological Psychology, 163, 108138.
    • Sperl, L., Gergeleit, T. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2021). On the role of different subdimensions of inhibition for successful motor skill change. Human Movement Science, 77, 102801.
    • Sperl, L., Ruttloff, J., Ambrus, G.G., Kaufmann, J., Cañal-Bruland, R. & Schweinberger, S. R. (2021). Effects of motor restrictions on preparatory brain activity. Experimental Brain Research, 239, 3189-3203.

    Dr. Amelie Heinrich - 2022, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (supervised together with Prof. Oliver Stoll).

    Title of dissertation: Elite Biathlon – An Interdisciplinary Approch to Unravel the Intricate Links Between Biological, Psychological and Social Factors Determining Biathlon Performance

    • Hansen, D.W., Heinrich, A. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2019). Aiming for the Quiet Eye in Biathlon. In Proceedings of the Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications (ETRA '19; article No. 10; 7 pages). ACM, New York, NY, USA.
    • Heinrich, A., Hansen, D. W., Stoll, O. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2020). The impact of physiological fatigue and gaze behavior on shooting performance in expert biathletes. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 23, 883-890.
    • Heinrich, A., Stoll, O. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2021). A biopsychosocial framework to guide interdisciplinary research on biathlon performance. Frontiers in Psychology, 12:671901.
    • Heinrich, A., Müller, F., Stoll, O. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2021). Selection bias in social facilitation theory? Audience effects on elite biathletes’ performance are gender-specific. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 55, 101943.
    • Heinrich, A., Köhler, H., Müller, F., Stoll, O. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2022). The impact of co-acting competitors on shooting performance in elite biathletes. Journal of Sports Sciences, 40, 2028-2036.

    Dr. Anna Schröger - 2022, Friedrich Schiller University Jena (supervised together with Prof. Markus Raab).

    Title of dissertation: Spatiotemporal biases in manual interception – effects of visual and auditory information processing

    • Loeffler, J., Cañal-Bruland, R., Schroeger, A., Tolentino-Castro, W. & Raab, M. (2018). Interrelations between temporal and spatial cognition and movement: The role of modality-specific processing. Frontiers in Psychology, 9:2609.
    • Schroeger, A., Tolentino-Castro, W. J., Raab, M. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2021). Effects of visual blur and contrast on spatial and temporal precision in manual interception. Experimental Brain Research, 239, 3343-3358.
    • Tolentino-Castro, W. J., Schroeger, A., Cañal-Bruland, R. & Raab, M. (2022). The impact of pitch on tempo-spatial accuracy and precision in intercepting a virtually moving ball. Journal of Motor Behavior, 54, 158-172.
    • Schroeger, A., Grießbach, E., Raab, M. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2022). Spatial distances affect temporal prediction and interception. Scientific Reports, 12, 15786.
    • Schroeger, A., Raab, M. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2022). Tau and kappa in interception – how perceptual spatiotemporal interrelations affect movements. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 84, 1925-1943.
    • Kreyenmeier, P., Schroeger, A., Cañal-Bruland, R., Raab, M. & Spering, M. (2023). Rapid audiovisual integration guides predictive actions. eNeuro, 10(8), ENEURO.0134-23.2023, 1-10.
    • Tolentino-Castro, J. W., Schroeger, A., Cañal-Bruland, R., & Raab, M. (2024, in press). Increasing auditory intensity enhances temporal but deteriorates spatial accuracy in a virtual interception task. Experimental Brain Research

    Dr. Alexandra Hildebrandt - 2022, Friedrich Schiller University Jena.

    Topic of the PhD project: Multisensory integration in complex rhythmic motor tasks

    • Hildebrandt, A. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2020). Is gait-based visual regulation identical to gaze-based visual regulation in inexperienced athletes’ long-jump run-ups? Human Movement Science, 73, 102681.
    • Hildebrandt, A. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2021). Effects of auditory feedback on gait behavior, gaze patterns and outcome performance in long jumping. Human Movement Science, 78, 102827.
    • Hildebrandt, A., Grießbach, E. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2022). Auditory perception dominates in motor rhythm reproduction. Perception, 51, 403-416.

    Dr. Eric Grießbach - 2023, Friedrich Schiller University Jena (supervised together with Dr. Oliver Herbort).

    Topic of the PhD project: Embodied decision biases during walking

    • Grießbach, E., Incagli, F., Herbort, O. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2021). Body dynamics of gait affect value-based decisions. Scientific Reports, 11, 11894.
    • Raßbach, P., Grießbach, E., Cañal-Bruland, R. & Herbort, O. (2021). Deciding while moving: Cognitive interference biases value-based decisions. Acta Psychologica, 221, 103449.
    • Grießbach, E., Herbort, O. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2022). Wechselwirkung von motorischen und kognitiven Prozessen in hierarchisch organisiertem Verhalten (pp. 46-58). In S. Klatt & B. Strauß (Hrsg.), Kognition und Motorik – Sportpsychologische Grundlagen und Anwendungen im Sport. Göttingen, Hogrefe Verlag.
    • Grießbach, E., Raßbach, P., Herbort, O. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2022). Embodied decisions during walking. Journal of Neurophysiology, 128, 1207-1223.
    • Grießbach, E., Raßbach, P., Herbort, O. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2023). Embodied decision biases – individually stable across different tasks? Experimental Brain Research,  241, 1053-1064.
    • Raßbach, P., Grießbach, E., Cañal-Bruland, R. & Herbort, O. (2024, accepted). State anticipation and task serialization attenuate embodied decision biases when deciding while moving. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.

    Philipp Raßbach - ongoing supervision (since 2020), Julius Maximilians University Würzburg (supervised together with Dr. Oliver Herbort).

    Topic of the PhD project: Unraveling crosstalk from lower-level motor coordination to higher levels in the cognitive-behavioral hierarchy

    • Raßbach, P., Grießbach, E., Cañal-Bruland, R. & Herbort, O. (2021). Deciding while moving: Cognitive interference biases value-based decisions. Acta Psychologica, 221, 103449.
    • Grießbach, E., Raßbach, P., Herbort, O. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2022). Embodied decisions during walking. Journal of Neurophysiology, 128, 1207-1223.
    • Grießbach, E., Raßbach, P., Herbort, O. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2023). Embodied decision biases – individually stable across different tasks? Experimental Brain Research,  241, 1053-1064.
    • Raßbach, P., Grießbach, E., Cañal-Bruland, R. & Herbort, O. (2024, accepted). State anticipation and task serialization attenuate embodied decision biases when deciding while moving. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.

    Henrietta Weinberg - ongoing supervision (since 2022), Friedrich Schiller University Jena

    Topic of the PhD project: Perception and Action in Context.

    Norman Hüttner - ongoing supervision (since 2022), Friedrich Schiller University Jena

    Topic of the PhD project: Motor performance in joint action tasks: The role of dyadic motive fit.

    • Hüttner, N., Müller, F. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2023). Motor performance in joint action tasks: The impact of dyadic motive fit. Human Movement Science, 90, 103100.
  • Publications

    Selected publications in peer-review journals (2016-today):

    • Müller, F., Will, J. J. R. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2024). Multisensory integration in anticipation: Moderating effects of time and task constraints. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 22(2), 333-349.
    • Raßbach, P., Grießbach, E., Cañal-Bruland, R. & Herbort, O. (2024, accepted). State anticipation and task serialization attenuate embodied decision biases when deciding while moving. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.
    • Tolentino-Castro, J. W., Schroeger, A., Cañal-Bruland, R., & Raab, M. (2024, in press). Increasing auditory intensity enhances temporal but deteriorates spatial accuracy in a virtual interception task. Experimental Brain Research
    • Cañal-Bruland, R. & Raab, M. (2023). Embodied choices bypass narratives under radical uncertainty. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 46, e88, 34-35.
    • Grießbach, E., Raßbach, P., Herbort, O. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2023). Embodied decision biases – individually stable across different tasks? Experimental Brain Research,  241, 1053-1064.
    • Güldenpenning, I., Jackson, R. C. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2023). The science of deceptive human movement (editorial to special issue). Human Movement Science, 92, 103147.
    • Hüttner, N., Müller, F. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2023). Motor performance in joint action tasks: The impact of dyadic motive fit. Human Movement Science, 90, 103100.
    • Kreyenmeier, P., Schroeger, A., Cañal-Bruland, R., Raab, M. & Spering, M. (2023). Rapid audiovisual integration guides predictive actions. eNeuro, 10(8), ENEURO.0134-23.2023, 1-10.
    • Loeffler, J., Raab, M., & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2023). Let’s do the time warp again – embodied learning of the concept of time in an applied school setting. Interactive Learning Environments, 31:1, 397-406.
    • Müller, F. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2023). On the relationship between individual differences in motives and motor performance. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching, 18(2), 480-498.
    • Cañal-Bruland, R., Meyerhoff, H.S. & Müller, F. (2022). Context modulates the impact of auditory information on anticipation. Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 7:76, 1-9.
    • Grießbach, E., Raßbach, P., Herbort, O. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2022). Embodied decisions during walking. Journal of Neurophysiology, 128, 1207-1223.
    • Heinrich, A., Köhler, H., Müller, F., Stoll, O. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2022). The impact of co-acting competitors on shooting performance in elite biathletes. Journal of Sports Sciences, 40, 2028-2036.
    • Hildebrandt, A., Grießbach, E. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2022). Auditory perception dominates in motor rhythm reproduction. Perception, 51, 403-416.
    • Schroeger, A., Grießbach, E., Raab, M. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2022). Spatial distances affect temporal prediction and interception. Scientific Reports, 12, 15786.
    • Schroeger, A., Raab, M. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2022). Tau and kappa in interception – how perceptual spatiotemporal interrelations affect movements. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 84, 1925-1943.
    • Tolentino-Castro, W. J., Schroeger, A., Cañal-Bruland, R. & Raab, M. (2022). The impact of pitch on tempo-spatial accuracy and precision in intercepting a virtually moving ball. Journal of Motor Behavior, 54, 158-172.
    • Grießbach, E., Incagli, F., Herbort, O. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2021). Body dynamics of gait affect value-based decisions. Scientific Reports, 11, 11894.
    • Heinrich, A., Müller, F., Stoll, O. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2021). Selection bias in social facilitation theory? Audience effects on elite biathletes’ performance are gender-specific. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 55, 101943.
    • Heinrich, A., Stoll, O. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2021). A biopsychosocial framework to guide interdisciplinary research on biathlon performance. Frontiers in Psychology, 12:671901.
    • Hildebrandt, A. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2021). Effects of auditory feedback on gait behavior, gaze patterns and outcome performance in long jumping. Human Movement Science, 78, 102827.
    • Müller, F., Abad Borger, K., Kellermann, C. M., Wellnitz, M. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2021). The relationship of motive disposition and situational incentives to individual differences in choking under pressure. Human Movement Science, 78, 102831.
    • Raßbach, P., Grießbach, E., Cañal-Bruland, R. & Herbort, O. (2021). Deciding while moving: Cognitive interference biases value-based decisions. Acta Psychologica, 221, 103449. 
    • Schroeger, A., Tolentino-Castro, W. J., Raab, M., Cañal-Bruland, R. (2021). Effects of visual blur and contrast on spatial and temporal precision in manual interception. Experimental Brain Research, 239, 3343-3358.
    • Sperl, L., Ambrus, G. G., Kaufmann, J., Schweinberger, S. R. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2021). Electrophysiological correlates underlying interference control in motor tasks. Biological Psychology, 163, 108138.
    • Sperl, L., Gergeleit, T. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2021). On the role of different subdimensions of inhibition for successful motor skill change. Human Movement Science, 77, 102801.
    • Sperl, L., Ruttloff, J., Ambrus, G. G., Kaufmann, J., Cañal-Bruland, R. & Schweinberger, S. R. (2021). Effects of motor restrictions on preparatory brain activity. Experimental Brain Research, 239, 3189-3203.
    • de la Rosa, S., Meilinger, T., Streuber, S., Saulton, A., Fademrecht, L., Quiros-Ramirez, M. A., Bülthoff, H., Bülthoff, I., & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2020). Visual appearance modulates motor control in social interactions. Acta Psychologica, 210, 103168.
    • Heinrich, A., Hansen, D. W., Stoll, O. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2020). The impact of physiological fatigue and gaze behavior on shooting performance in expert biathletes. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 23, 883-890.
    • Helm, F., Cañal-Bruland, R., Mann, D. L., Troje, N. F. & Munzert, J. (2020). Integrating situational probability and kinematic information when anticipating disguised movements. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 46, 101607.
    • Hildebrandt, A. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2020). Is gait-based visual regulation identical to gaze-based visual regulation in inexperienced athletes’ long-jump run-ups? Human Movement Science, 73, 102681.
    • Loeffler, J., Raab, M. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2020). Let’s do the time warp again – Embodied learning of the concept of time in an applied school setting. Interactive Learning Environments.
    • Müller, F. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2020). Interindividual differences in incentive sensitivity moderate motivational effects of competition and cooperation on motor performance. PLOS ONE, 15(9): e0237607.
    • Müller, F. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2020). Motivation in the wild: A critical review of the relationship between motives and motor performance. Motivation Science,  6, 93-109.
    • Sperl, L. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2020). Interindividual differences in the capability to change automatized movement patterns. Acta Psychologica, 204, 103027.
    • Sperl, L. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2020). Reducing proactive interference in motor tasks. Journal of Motor Behavior, 52, 372-381. (doi: 10.1080/00222895.2019.1635984)
    • Loffing, F., Prelle, L., Heil, L. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2019). Body-specific influences on performance evaluation in realistic dynamic scenes. Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition, 24, 355-372.
    • Müller, F., Jauernig, L. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2019). The sound of speed: How grunting affects opponents’ anticipation in tennis. PLoS ONE, 14(4): e0214819.
    • Cañal-Bruland, R., Müller, F., Lach, B. & Spence, C. (2018). Auditory contributions to visual anticipation in tennis. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 36, 100-103.
    • Gray, R. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2018). Integrating visual trajectory and probabilistic information in baseball batting. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 36, 123-131.
    • Loeffler, J., Cañal-Bruland, R., Schroeger, A., Tolentino-Castro, W. & Raab, M. (2018). Interrelations between temporal and spatial cognition and movement: The role of modality-specific processing. Frontiers in Psychology, 9:2609.
    • Müller, F., Best, J. F. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2018). Goalkeepers’ reputations bias shot placement in soccer penalties. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 40, 128-134.
    • Cañal-Bruland, R. (2017). Deception Detection in Action: Embodied Simulation in Antisocial Human Interactions. Frontiers in Psychology, 8:166.
    • Eils, E., Cañal-Bruland, R., Sieverding, L., de Lussanet, M., & Zentgraf, K. (2017). Vision adds to haptics when dyads perform a whole-body joint balance task. Experimental Brain Research, 235, 2089-2102.
    • Loeffler, J., Raab, M. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2017). Does movement influence representations of time and space? PLoS ONE, 12(4): e0175192.
    • Loeffler, J., Raab, M. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2017). Walking back to the future: The impact of walking backward and forward on spatial and temporal concepts. Experimental Psychology, 64, 346-258.
    • Loffing, F. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2017). Anticipation in sport. Current Opinion in Psychology, 16, 6-11.
    • Rinsma, T., van der Kamp, J., Dicks, M. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2017). Nothing magical: Pantomimed grasping is controlled by the ventral stream. Experimental Brain Research, 235, 1823-1833.
    • Stins, J.F., Marmolejo-Ramos, F., Hulzinga, F., Wenker, E., & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2017). Words that move us. The effects of sentences on body sway. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 13, 156-165.
    • Cañal-Bruland, R., van der Kamp, J. & Gray, R. (2016). Acting is Perceiving! Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 39 (e233), 22-23.
    • Cañal-Bruland, R., van der Meer, Y. & Moerman, J. (2016). Can visual illusions be used to facilitate sport skill learning? Journal of Motor Behavior, 48, 385-389.
    • Loeffler, J., Raab, M. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2016). A lifespan perspective on embodied cognition. Frontiers in Psychology, 7:845.
    • Pluijms, J.P., Cañal-Bruland, R., Hoozemans, M.J.M., Böcker, K., van Beek, M. & Savelsbergh, G.J.P. (2016). Quantifying external focus of attention in sailing by means of action sport cameras. Journal of Sports Sciences, 34, 1588-1595.
    • Stins, J., Habets, L., Jongeling, R. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2016). Being (un)moved by mental time travel. Consciousness and Cognition, 42, 374-381.

    Selected book chapters:

    • Raab, M., Löffler, J., & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2023). Embodied Cognition (pp. 117-141). In J. Schüler, M. Wegner, H. Plessner, & R.C. Eklund (Eds.), Sport and Exercise Psychology . Springer, Cham.
    • Grießbach, E., Herbort, O. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2022). Wechselwirkung von motorischen und kognitiven Prozessen in hierarchisch organisiertem Verhalten (pp. 46-58). In S. Klatt & B. Strauß (Hrsg.), Kognition und Motorik – Sportpsychologische Grundlagen und Anwendungen im Sport. Göttingen, Hogrefe Verlag.
    • Loeffler, J., Cañal-Bruland, R. & Raab, M. (2020). Embodied Cognition. In J. Schüler, M. Wegner & H. Plessner (Eds.), Sportpsychologie – Grundlagen und Anwendung (pp. 115-137). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag.
    • Sperl, L. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2020). Changing automatized movement patterns. In N. J. Hodges & A. M. Williams (Eds.), Skill Acquisition in Sport: Research, Theory and Practice (3rd edition) (pp. 20-38). Routledge.
    • Jackson, R. C. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2019). Deception in sport. In A. M. Williams & R. C. Jackson (Eds.), Anticipation and Decision Making in Sport (pp. 99-116). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
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  • Further Activities

    University, Department and External Professional Services (selection):

    • Deputy Director of the Institute of Sport Science at the FSU Jena (since 2023)
    • Faculty Board Member of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at the FSU (since 2019; re-elected in 2022)
    • Member of the teacher training committee of the FSU Jena (2019-2021)
    • Institutional Board Member of the Institute of Sport Science at the FSU Jena (since 2016)
    • Member (Deputy chair) of the examination committee of the Institute of Sport Science at the FSU Jena (since 2017)
    • Founding Course Director for the B.Sc. "Performance & Health" (since 2019)
    • Board of Trustees Member of the „Stiftung Jenaer Universitätssport“ (since 2020)
    • Spokesperson/ Chair of the Division of Sport Psychology within the German Psychological Society (DGPs; since 2023; Board Member of the Division since 2021)

    Editorial Service:

    • Associate Editor: Psychology of Sport and Exercise (since 06.2023)
    • Member of the Editorial Board of Human Movement Science (since 09.2021)
    • Member of the Editorial Board of Psychology of Sport and Exercise (since 02.2020)
    • Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Sports Sciences (since 11.2019)
    • Action Editor and member of the joint Editorial Board of Perception and i-Perception (2016-2021)
    • Associate Editor and member of the Editorial Board of Frontiers in Psychology: Performance Science (2016-2021) 
    • Academic Editor and member of the Editorial Board of PLOS ONE (2013-2016)
    • Associate Editor of the Zeitschrift für Sportpsychologie (2015-2019)

     Ad Hoc Journal Reviewer:

    • Acta Psychologica
    • Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics
    • British Journal of Psychology
    • Cognition
    • Current Directions in Psychological Science
    • Ergonomics 
    • Experimental Brain Research
    • Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
    • Frontiers in Movement Science and Sport Psychology
    • Frontiers in Performance Science
    • Human Movement Science
    • Infant Behavior and Development
    • International Journal of Sport Psychology
    • International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching
    • iScience
    • Journal of Cognitive Psychology
    • Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied
    • Journal of Experimental Psychology: General
    • Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance
    • Journal of Expertise
    • Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
    • Journal of Sports Sciences
    • Journal of the Royal Society Interface
    • Learning and Individual Differences
    • Medicine & Science in Sport & Exercise
    • Perception
    • Perceptual & Motor Skills
    • PLoS ONE
    • Psychological Research
    • Psychology of Sport and Exercise
    • Psychological Bulletin
    • Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
    • Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
    • Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
    • Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
    • Scientific Reports
    • Sports Medicine
    • Vision Research
    • Zeitschrift für Sportpsychologie

     Reviewer For Funding Agencies & Foundations:

    • National Science Foundation (NSF; USA)
    • Agence National de la Recherche (ANR; France)
    • Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO; The Netherlands)
    • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG; Germany)
    • Federal Institute of Sports Science (BISp; Germany)
    • German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Germany)

     Memberships:

    • Psychonomic Society
    • North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activitiy (Naspspa)
    • German Association of Sport Psychology (asp)
    • German Association of Sport Science (dvs)
    • German Psychological Society (DGPs)
  • Teaching

    Winter Term 2023/2024:

    • Introduction to Motor Learning and Control (lecture, P.E. & B.Sc., 1st year)
    • Psychological Factors and Human Performance (seminar B.Sc., 3rd year)
    • Psychology of Motor Learning and Performance( seminar M.Sc., 1st year)
    • Embodied Cognition in Sport (seminar M.Sc., 2nd year)
    • Thesis Colloquium: Sport Psychology & Motor Learning and Control (seminar; Bachelor and Master thesis students)
    • Research Colloquium of the Department for the Psychology of Human Movement and Sport (PhD and Postdoc training)