Winter School "Human Action Control" in Tübingen

Winter School 2017 "Human Action Control - Current Theories and Debates"

While Psychology was initially not much concerned with action- and motor-related research (see Rosenbaum, 2005), this situation has luckily changed. Nowadays, the field of human action control – that is, how humans learn, address, select, execute, and monitor bodily movements – has gained much interest over the last decades, not only in Cognitive Psychology, but also in related fields like Cognitive Science, Movement Sciences, Philosophy, Robotics and others. Accordingly, many young scientists from various disciplines are working on action-related topics during their PhD.

This Winter School offered young scientists the opportunity to learn about current hot topics and theoretical developments in action-related research, and about 40 PhD students from UK, Hungary, Spain, Belgium, and Germany attended the Winter School. The selection of topics was guided by two dominating theories in the fields:

Although these two theories are often discussed separately, this Winter School brought experts on these theories together. In addition, lectures from a developmental perspective, a clinical perspective, an applied perspective, and formal modelling approaches were included. The following speakers presented their points of view (in alphabetical order; see here for the full program):


Some impressions from the Winter School: