Executive Functions Predict the Success of Top-Soccer Players

  title={Executive Functions Predict the Success of Top-Soccer Players},
  author={Torbj{\"o}rn Vestberg and Roland Gustafson and L. Maurex and M. Ingvar and P. Petrovi{\'c}},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  • Torbjörn Vestberg, Roland Gustafson, +2 authors P. Petrović
  • Published 2012
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • PLoS ONE
  • While the importance of physical abilities and motor coordination is non-contested in sport, more focus has recently been turned toward cognitive processes important for different sports. However, this line of studies has often investigated sport-specific cognitive traits, while few studies have focused on general cognitive traits. We explored if measures of general executive functions can predict the success of a soccer player. The present study used standardized neuropsychological assessment… CONTINUE READING

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