Characteristics of the athletes' brain: evidence from neurophysiology and neuroimaging.

  title={Characteristics of the athletes' brain: evidence from neurophysiology and neuroimaging.},
  author={Hiroki Nakata and Michiko Yoshie and Akito Miura and Kazutoshi Kudo},
  journal={Brain research reviews},
  volume={62 2},
We review research on athletes' brains based on data obtained using non-invasive neurophysiological and neuroimaging methods; these data pertain to cognitive processing of visual, auditory, and somatosensory (tactile) stimulation as well as to motor processing, including preparation, execution, and imagery. It has been generally accepted that athletes are faster, stronger, able to jump higher, more accurate, more efficient, more consistent, and more automatic in their sports performances than… CONTINUE READING
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