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Jan 28, 2016

A discussion with Michael Grey, Reader in Motor Neuroscience and Director of the Neuroplasticity & Neurorehabilitation Lab at the University of Birmingham. We discuss topics including neuroplasticity, applying brain stimulation to sports, the similarities between neurorehabilitation and skill acquisition, and share our...

Jan 26, 2016

News: Does using our dorsal visual stream during the control of action make us color blind?  When we improve after visual perception training is it really perception that is improved?



Color perception is impaired in baseball batters while performing an interceptive action

Behavioral training to improve...

Jan 25, 2016

My review of the book “This is Your Brain on Sports: Beating Blocks, Slumps & Performance Anxiety”. How are past injuries and performance failures related to an athlete’s current struggles. Is Brain Spotting the key to preventing choking, the yips and freezing behavior in athletes?



Jan 21, 2016

A discussion with Jennifer Cumming, University of Birmingham. We discuss topics including imagery use and observational learning in athletes, mental skills training, tools for assessing the psychological abilities of athletes, and using sports psychology to help homeless kids.


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Jan 19, 2016

What processes occur during the times when an athlete is not on the field or court, that is there off-time between practices and competitions.  How important are these rest periods for learning sports skills?  Does it matter what an athlete does during these periods?  Could doing something like playing video games...