Melanie Mack

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Brief Curriculum Vitae


2016 - 2021 Ph.D. Sport Science, University of Leipzig (Germany)
2013- 2015 M.Sc. Psychology, University of Tübingen (Germany)
2009 - 2013 B.Sc. Psychology, University of Tübingen (Germany)


Academic Positions 

since 2023 Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Gerontology and Vulnerability (CIGEV), University of Geneva (Switzerland)
2020 - 2023 Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Neuromotor Behavior and Exercise, University of Münster (Germany)

Awards and honors

PhD Scholarship from the State Graduate Program of Saxony (2019)

PhD Scholarship from the Leipzig University (2016-2018)


  1. Stojan, R., Mack, M., Bock, O., & Voelcker-Rehage, C. (2023). Inefficient frontal and parietal brain activation during dual-task walking in a virtual environment in older adults. NeuroImage273, 120070. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2023.120070
  2. Mack, M., Stojan, R., Bock, O., & Voelcker-Rehage, C. (2023). The association of executive functions and physical fitness with cognitive-motor multitasking in a street crossing scenario. Scientific Reports, 13(1), 697. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-26438-x 
  3. Gökçe, E., Stojan, R., Mack, M., Bock, O., & Voelcker-Rehage, C. (2022). Lifestyle Matters: Effects of Habitual Physical Activity on Driving Skills in Older Age. Brain Sciences, 12(5), 608. https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci12050608
  4. Mack, M.*, Stojan, R.*, Bock, O., & Voelcker-Rehage, C. (2022). Cognitive-motor
    multitasking in older adults: a randomized controlled study on the effects of individual differences on training success. BMC Geriatrics, 22, 281. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12877-022-03201-5 (* shared first authorship)
  5. Bock, O., Stojan, R., Wechsler, K., Mack, M., & Voelcker-Rehage, C. (2021). Distracting tasks have persisting effects on young and older drivers’ braking performance. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 161, 106363. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2021.106363
  6. Mack, M. (2020). Exploring cognitive and perceptual judgment processes in gymnastics by using essential kinematic information. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 16(1), 34-44. https://doi.org/10.5709%2Facp-0282-7
  7. Mack, M., Federbusch, S., Ferber, M., & Heinen, T. (2020). Movement prototypes and their relationship in the performance of a gymnastics floor routine. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 15(2), 303-318. doi:https://doi.org/10.14198/jhse.2020.152.06
  8. Mack, M., Bryan, M., Heyer, G., & Heinen, T. (2019). Modeling judges’ scores in artistic gymnastics. The Open Sports Sciences Journal, 12, 1-9. http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/1875399X01912010001
  9. Mack, M., Hennig, L., Heinen, T. (2018). Movement prototypes in the performance of the handspring on vault. Science of Gymnastics Journal, 10(2), 245-257.
  10. Heinen, T., Brinker, A., Mack, M., & Hennig, L. (2017). The role of positional
    environmental cues in movement regulation of Yurchenko vaults in gymnastics. Science of Gymnastics Journal, 9(2).