Rouwen Cañal-Bruland

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Rouwen Cañal-Bruland (born October 28,  1978 in Münster ) is a German sports psychologist and university professor .


Cañal-Bruland passed the Abitur in 1998 and studied from 1999 to 2004 at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU) sports science, Spanish and educational science for teaching. From 2005 he worked at the Institute for Sport Science at the University of Münster as a research assistant, research assistant and lecturer. In 2007 he submitted his doctoral thesis (subject: “Focus of attention and visual selection in sport”). The reviewer was Bernd Strauss .

From 2008 to 2016 worked as an assistant professor in the department of movement sciences at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the Netherlands . In 2016 he took up a professorship for sports psychology at the Institute for Sports Science at Friedrich Schiller University Jena .

Cañal-Bruland's research area includes the connection of motor and cognitive learning processes and performance, expertise research, visual perception, attention and anticipation, perception and action interactions, implicit and explicit learning as well as multisensory information processing in sport.

Individual evidence

  2. Details: Focus of attention and visual selection in sport. Retrieved December 8, 2018 .
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  4. a b Rouwen Cañal-Bruland is the new professor of sports psychology. Friedrich Schiller University Jena, December 23, 2016, accessed on December 8, 2018 .