Annika Lübbert

I am a researcher in relational and embodied cognition who has just finished her PhD at the department of Neurophysiology & Pathophysiology, UKE Hamburg, Germany (June 2023).

My PhD involved laboratory experiments that investigate interactive gaming behaviour at multiple levels: can we predict participants’ experience from their personality differences, performance levels and interpersonal movement coordination? How do social experience and interpersonal coordination evolve in time and across game conditions? Which approach best allows us to integrate scientific questions and insight with participant experience?

I then embarked on several collaborative initiatives to implement insights of relational and embodied cognition in our everyday life as researchers: the playful academic presents possibilities to bring embodied exploration and playfulness into academic collaboration, and the enactive research group offers regular events and a network of people invested in bringing forth a more compassionate, generous and collaborative research practice and culture.

This website contains thoughts in the making, colourful notes (of mindful / enactive research, playful academic and other meetings), supplements to my published work, and pointers to (some of) the people involved.

Besides my work as a researcher and trainer, I take care of a garden, like to build furniture, cycle through Europe to visit colleagues, friends and sleep in my hammock. I also enjoy climbing, lying down on the floor, swimming in cold-water – and expect more changes to come next.

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