dr. L.S. (Laura) Cuijpers, MSc

Lecturer

dr. L.S. (Laura) Cuijpers, MSc
E-mail:
l.s.cuijpers umcg.nl

Research

Research interests

In my research I study motor coordination, learning and development from a dynamical systems perspective. I am interested in our ability to form social systems with others (such as in rowing, dance or martial arts) and the ability to explore new possibilities for action within a (social) system.

In my dissertation “Coordination dynamics of crew rowing” I explored the possibility of rowing in antiphase coordination, both in the lab and on the water. To be able to measure crew coordination on-water, I developed my own measurement system using Arduino (i.e., open-source computer hardware and software that allows building digital devices and interactive objects). 

 

Currently I am continuing my research in social coordination on “Unity and agency” together with dr. Koudenburg and prof. K.L. Marsh (University of Connecticut). Using empirical examples from rowing, dance and martial arts, we propose a theoretical framework on how joint action and breakdowns affects psychological unity and agency. In the research project “Moving patterns of behaviour“, a collaboration with Random Collision and dr. R. Cox, we are studying movement practices such as the Feldenkrais Method from a dynamical systems perspective as proposed by Esther Thelen. In this study we focus on intra- and interpersonal differences on balance, mobility and body awareness. I am collaborating in a project on antifragility in crew rowing with Y. Hill, dr. P.L. Silva (University of Cincinatti) and dr. A. Kiefer (University of North Carolina).

Publications
  1. Antiphase crew rowing on water: a first case study

    Cuijpers, L. & Poel, de, H., Nov-2017, Complex Systems in Sport, International Congress: Linking Theory and Practice. Torrents, C., Passos, P. & Cos, F. (eds.). Frontiers Media SA, p. 33-35 3 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

  2. Rowing together: Synchronisation vs. syncopation

    Cuijpers, L., Zaal, F., Hartigh, den, R., Hoogerheide, A. & Poel, de, H., 2019, Studies in Perception & Action XV. Van Dijk, L. & Withagen, R. (eds.). Ipskamp Printing

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

  3. De relatie tussen veroudering en het (her)leren van motorische vaardigheden.

    Cuijpers, L., 2014, In : Neuropraxis. p. 130-134 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  4. Crew rowing: an archetype of interpersonal coordination dynamics.

    Poel, de, H., De Brouwer, A. J. & Cuijpers, L., 2016, Interpersonal coordination and performance in social systems.. Passos, P., Chow, J. Y. & Davids, K. (eds.). 1 ed. Routledge, p. 140-153 14 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

  5. Coordination dynamics in crew rowing

    Cuijpers, L. S., 2019, [Groningen]: University of Groningen. 182 p.

    Research output: ThesisThesis fully internal (DIV)Academic

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Press / Media
  1. Sportscholen openen of niet? 'Veel inspanning betekent meer druppels'

    Laura Cuijpers

    10/07/2020

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement ActivitiesPopular

  2. Digitaal het nieuwe normaal?

    Laura Cuijpers

    18/05/2020

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement ActivitiesPopular

  3. Antiphase Crew Rowing – more scientific research

    Laura Cuijpers

    10/10/2019

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: ResearchPopular

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Activities
  1. 4th international congress on Complex Systems in Sports and Healthy Ageing

    Laura Cuijpers (Speaker)
    29-Oct-201431-Oct-2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conferenceAcademic

  2. Rythm Production and Perception Workshop 2015

    Laura Cuijpers (Speaker)
    6-Jul-20158-Jul-2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conferenceAcademic

  3. Science and Engineering Conference on Sports Innovations

    Laura Cuijpers (Speaker)
    8-Apr-2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conferenceAcademic

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