I am a cognitive neuroscientist studying how we perceive and understand human movement, most recently in a live performance context (www.neurolive.info). I studied performing dance at the Folkwang University of the Arts and Psychology at the University of Düsseldorf, both in Germany. After completion of my PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience on the neural correlates of sound meaning, I joined German Dance Company NEUER TANZ/VA WÖLFL as a full-time performer. Since 2009, I have lived and worked in London, first as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience. I joined the Psychology Department at Goldsmiths in 2015.