Dr. Leslie Theunissen

  • Since June 2016: Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Appl. Cognitive Psychology, Ulm University.
  • 2014-2016: Postdoctoral researcher, BioMotionLab, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada
  • 2010-2014: PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) in neurobiology: “Whole-body Kinematics of Insect Locomotion: Step Classes, Spatial Coordination, and Interspecific Comparison”. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Volker Dürr, Department of Biological Cybernetics, Bielefeld University
  • 2008-2010: Master of Science, “Systems Biology of Brain and Behaviour”, Bielefeld University
  • 2005-2008: Bachelor of Science in biology and chemistry, Westfälische Wilhelms-University Münster.





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Dr. Leslie Theunissen
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Leslie Theunissen’s main research interest is to understand how movement is controlled and how multisensory information allows us to interact with our environment. Specifically, he is interested in the control of locomotion through complex environments and how visual, proprioceptive, vestibular and tactile signals are dynamically integrated to serve balance. Using high-speed motion capture in combination with virtual reality and specific mechanical and sensorial (visual, vestibular and tactile) perturbations, he investigates the dynamic integration of multisensory feedback serving balance during locomotion.