Maurici López-Felip

Program: Ecological Psychology
Advisor: Tehran Davis
Anticipated Graduation: 2019
Education: Southern Illinois University Carbondale – USA,  M.S.  Exercise Science (2012 – 2014)

University of Barcelona – Spain, M.S.  High Performance in Team Sports  (2009 – 2011)

University of Barcelona – Spain,  B.S.   Physical Activity and Sports (2005 – 2009)

Research Interests: My current research pursuits focus on how coordination dynamics on team sports impinge on perceptual cognitive skills at both individual and collective levels.By considering players as complex dynamical systems (spanning brain, body and environment), my interests focus on the complex adaptive behaviors from non-linear interactions in space and time. Sports offer exquisite examples of this dynamic performance environments in which a large group of individuals synchronize their movements to achieve a goal. This requires an interplay of decision making and other perceptual-cognitive skills to adjust individual decisions to the team synchrony and vice versa.By taking such approach, my goal is to contribute in further understanding how synchronization across different levels (brain, body, environment) impinge collective behavior.
Representative Publications:
  • López-Felip, Maurici Abraham, “A SCALE TO MEASURE THE COMPLEXITY AND PERCEPTUAL-COGNITIVE SKILLS IN SOCCER” (2014). Theses. Paper 1489.

 

  • López-Felip, M.A., Frank, T.D. & Davis, T.J. (2015). Human Odometry on inclined surfaces. In Weast, J., Malone, M.L., and Abney, D. (Eds.), Studies in Perception and Action XIII. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis Group.

 

  • López-Felip, & M.A., Porter, J. (2015). An assessment of complexity and perceptual-cognitive skills in soccer. In Favero, T., Drust, B., and Dawson, B. (Eds.), International Research in Science and Soccer II. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis Group.

 

  • López-Felip, M.A., & Turvey, M.T. (in press). A commentary on Glazier’s “Towards a Grand Unified Theory of sports performance”. Human Movement Science.