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High Brain Integration Underlies Winning Performances Of World Class Athletes And Other Top Level Abilities

Scientists trying to understand why some people excel — whether as world-class athletes, virtuoso musicians, or top CEOs — have discovered that these outstanding performers have unique brain characteristics that make them different from other people. A study published in May in the journal Cognitive Processing found that 20 top-level managers scored higher on three […]

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Frequent “Heading” In Soccer Can Lead To Brain Injury And Cognitive Impairment

Using advanced imaging techniques and cognitive tests, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center, the University Hospital for Einstein, have shown that repeatedly heading a soccer ball increases the risk for brain injury and cognitive impairment. The imaging portion of the findings was presented today at the annual […]

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Routine Head Hits In School Sports May Cause Undetected Brain Injury

The brain scans of high school football and hockey players showed subtle injury – even if they did not suffer a concussion – after taking routine hits to the head during the normal course of play, according to a University of Rochester Medical Center study. The research is preliminary, involving a small sample of athletes, […]

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Boys Who Participate In Sports Benefit From Improved Cognitive, Emotional, And Behavioral Well-Being And Decreased Aggression

We know that physical education teaches children about fitness and encourages them to live a healthy lifestyle. Now a Tel Aviv University researcher has statistical evidence that sports participation is also beneficial to a child’s cognitive, emotional, and behavioral well-being. The research was recently presented at TAU’s Renata Adler Memorial Research Center for Child Welfare […]

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Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Biofeedback Used In Virtual Reality High Performance Training

Competitive athletes should not only practice their sport to improve performance; perhaps they should also practice heart rate variability (HRV). Studies have shown that learning to increase heart rate variability through biofeedback can improve sport performance and help athletes cope with the stress of competition. A link to download the original study is included in […]

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AANS Offers Head Injury Prevention Tips

The theme of 2011 National Neurosurgery Awareness Week, April 10-16, 2011, is There’s Always Another Game, but You Only Have One Brain. NNAW is held annually in celebration of American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Scientific Meetings. The 79th AANS Annual Meeting Scientific program starts officially on Monday, April 11 at the Colorado Convention Center. […]

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Canadian Diplomats Learn More About Biofeedback

Ambassador to Germany, Dr. Peter Boehm, and the Canadian High Commissioner to Dusseldorf, Leslie Reissner, paid a visit to the Thought Technology Ltd. booth at Medica, where 137,000 visited for 4 days. Included in this announcement is a video interview with Olivier Jean (short track speed skating gold medalist) and Dr. Pierre Beauchamp (sports psychologist) who […]

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