Bettina Bläsing has graduated in Biology from Bielefeld University in 1997, with the main focus on neurobiology. In 1998, she has received an MSc degree in Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. In 2004, she finished her PhD at the Department of Biological Cybernetics at Bielefeld University with a dissertation on the control of locomotion in stick insects. In 2005/06 she has been a postdoctoral researcher at the Wolfgang Köhler Primate Research Center, Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, and coordinator of the DFG graduate school Function of Attention in Cognition at the University of Leipzig. Since 2006, she works at the Department of Neurocognition and Action – Biomechanics, Faculty of Psychology and Sport Science. Her main research interests are the control of complex movements, motor learning, mental representations of body, movement, actions and skills, and neurocognitive aspects of expertise.