Benefits of sports participation for executive function in disabled athletes.

  title={Benefits of sports participation for executive function in disabled athletes.},
  author={Francesco Di Russo and Alessandro Bultrini and Stefano Brunelli and Anna Sofia Delussu and Lorenzo Polidori and Francesco Taddei and Marco Traballesi and Donatella Spinelli},
  journal={Journal of neurotrauma},
  volume={27 12},
We investigated the effect of sports activity on physically-disabled individuals using behavioral and electrophysiological techniques. Visual go/no-go discriminative and simple response tasks were used. Participants included 17 disabled athletes, 9 from open-skill (wheelchair basketball) and eight from closed-skill (swimming) sports, and 18 healthy non-athletes. Reaction times of the disabled athletes were slower than those of healthy non-athletes on both tasks (7% and 13% difference… CONTINUE READING

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