Brain stimulation modulates the autonomic nervous system, rating of perceived exertion and performance during maximal exercise

  title={Brain stimulation modulates the autonomic nervous system, rating of perceived exertion and performance during maximal exercise},
  author={Alexandre Hideki Okano and Eduardo Bodnariuc Fontes and Rafael Ayres Montenegro and Paulo T. V. Farinatti and Edilson Serpeloni Cyrino and Li Min Li and Marom Bikson and Timothy David Noakes},
  journal={British Journal of Sports Medicine},
  pages={1213 - 1218}
Background The temporal and insular cortex (TC, IC) have been associated with autonomic nervous system (ANS) control and the awareness of emotional feelings from the body. Evidence shows that the ANS and rating of perceived exertion (RPE) regulate exercise performance. Non-invasive brain stimulation can modulate the cortical area directly beneath the electrode related to ANS and RPE, but it could also affect subcortical areas by connection within the cortico-cortical neural networks. This study… 

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