Physical activity can improve subjective well-being, although the underlying neurophysiological mechanisms have not yet been fully elucidated. The present study therefore aims to gain a better understanding of the psychophysical processes involved in sports. In particular, the relevance of non-oscillatory brain cortical activity during physical activity will be investigated. Furthermore, the results will be related to cognitive performance.

To investigate these psychophysical mechanisms a running intervention will be conducted in healthy sport students. Electrocortical activity (EEG), cognitive tests and questionnaires on affective state will be measured before and after 30-minute runs.

Life span

01.01.2021 - 31.12.2021


This project is funded by the Internal Research Funds of the German Sport University Cologne (L-11-10011-239-152000) to Leonard Braunsmann.