MOMAP: Modality mappings within working memory and postural control

Leitung: Prof. Dr. Christine Stelzel, IPU Berlin; Prof. Dr. Urs Granacher, Universität Potsdam; Prof. Dr. Michael A. Rapp, Universität Potsdam; Prof. Dr. Stephan Heinzel, FU Berlin

10/2018–09/2021 / Leitung: Prof. Dr. Christine Stelzel, Prof. Dr. Urs Granacher, Prof. Dr. Michael A. Rapp, Prof. Dr. Stephan Heinzel


Gesamttitel der Studie

Differential behavioral and neural effects of physical and mental fatigue on modality-specific task interference in cognitive-postural dual-task situations in young and old adults (STE 2226/4-2)

Förderung

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) – Schwerpunktprogramm SPP 1772: Human performance under multiple cognitive task requirements: From basic mechanisms to optimized task scheduling (http://gepris.dfg.de/gepris/projekt/247629600www.spp1772.uni-freiburg.de)

Leitung

  • Prof. Dr. Christine Stelzel, IPU Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Urs Granacher, Universität Potsdam
  • Prof. Dr. Michael A. Rapp, Universität Potsdam
  • Prof. Dr. Stephan Heinzel, FU Berlin

Projektmitarbeiter

  • Dr. Hannah Bohle, IPU Berlin / Universität Potsdam
  • Dr. Markus Brahms, Universität Potsdam

Weitere Projektbeteiligte

  • Prof. Reinhold Kliegl (Universität Potsdam)
  • Prof. Iring Koch (RWTH Aachen)
  • Prof. Claudia, Voelcker-Rehage (TU Chemnitz)
  • Prof. Ottmar Bock (DSHS Köln)
  • Prof. Henrik Walter (Charité Berlin)

Beschreibung des Projekts

The overall objective of this project is to better understand mechanisms of age-related decrements in dual-task performance between postural control and working memory. We will specifically disentangle age-related differences in domain-specific resource limitations, as operationalized by mental versus physical fatigue, from specific central mapping-related crosstalk in modality incompatible compared to modality compatible stimulus-response mappings within cognitive-motor dual-task performance. To the authors’ knowledge, there is no study available that examined the behavioral and neural effects of physical and mental fatigue on modality-specific task interference in cognitive-postural dual-task situations in healthy young and old adults. For this purpose, two experimental series with two domain-specific fatigue interventions (physical fatigue; mental fatigue) will be launched that 1) disentangle the effects of single-mode physical (i.e., repeated sit-to-stand task until failure) and mental fatigue (i.e., attentional network test) on cognitive-postural performance during dual-task stimulus-response modality compatibility conditions in healthy young and old adults and 2) delineate brain mechanisms underlying these effects. The fatigue interventions will be coupled with modality compatibility effects and examined using procedures and outcome variables from the movement sciences and from neurocognitive psychology.

Ausgewählte Publikationen

  • Stelzel, C., Bohle, H., Schauenburg, G., Walter, H., Granacher, U., Rapp, M. A., & Heinzel, S. (2018). Contribution of the Lateral Prefrontal Cortex to Cognitive-Postural Multitasking. Frontiers in Psycholgy, 9, 1075. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01075
  • Stelzel, C*., Schauenburg, G.*, Rapp, M. A., Heinzel, S ‡., & Granacher, U. ‡ (2017). Age-Related Interference between the Selection of Input-Output Modality Mappings and Postural Control-a Pilot Study. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 613. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00613 * equal contribution ‡ shared senior authorship
  • Heinzel, S., Rimpel, J., Stelzel, C., & Rapp, M. A. (2017). Transfer Effects to a Multimodal Dual-Task after Working Memory Training and Associated Neural Correlates in Older Adults – A Pilot Study. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2017.00085

  • Heinzel, S., Lorenz, R. C., Pelz, P., Heinz, A., Walter, H., Kathmann, N., Rapp, M.A*., Stelzel, C*. (2016). Neural correlates of training and transfer effects in working memory in older adults. Neuroimage, 134, 236-249. *equal contribution