Dr. Arash Mirifar

Dr. Arash Mirifar
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Am Moritzwinkel 6
30167 Hannover
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108
Address
Am Moritzwinkel 6
30167 Hannover
Building
Room
108
Position
Research Staff
Office hours
Please arrange an appointment
Sports and Cognition

Personal Information

  • Professional experience

    Since 5/2021       

    Postdoctoral researcher, Institute for Sports Science, Sports and Cognition-Group, Leibniz University Hannover

    2/2021-8/2021           

    Postdoctoral researcher, Chair of Sport Psychology, TUM Department of Sport and Health Sciences, Technical University of Munich

    1/2017-1/2021           

    Research associate, Chair of Sport Psychology, TUM Department of Sport and Health Sciences, Technical University of Munich

    1/2-30/3/2018           

    Visiting researcher at the Institute of Psychology, Center for Neuropsychology – Neuroimaging (Prof. Guilherme Wood), University of Graz

    15/1-30/4/2017         

    Visiting researcher at the Department of Psychology, Center for the Study of Emotion & Attention (Prof. Andreas Keil), University of Florida

    1/2015-1/2017           

    Research and teaching assistant, Chair of Sport Psychology, TUM Department of Sport and Health Sciences, Technical University of Munich

    8/2014                        

    Visiting researcher at Division of Physiological Psychology (Dr. Emily Weber), Paris Lodron University, Salzburg

    2010-2011                 

    Teaching at Islamic Azad University of Mashhad

    2009-2013                  

    Head coach, Track and Field, Islamic Azad University of Mashhad and Khorasan state, University team

    2008-2010                  

    Head coach, Track and Field, Khorasan province club (youth and teenager), Professional League

    2006-2008                  

    Invited as coach to 4 camps of teenagers and youth national teams (Iran)

Focus areas in research and teaching

Sports and Cognition

  • Understanding human performance by applying psychophysiological approaches
  • Skill acquisition and performance under pressure
  • Understanding the neural mechanisms underlying decision making
  • Applying biofeedback- / neurofeedback-training to optimize performance