Executive Functions Predict the Success of Top-Soccer Players

@inproceedings{Vestberg2012ExecutiveFP,
  title={Executive Functions Predict the Success of Top-Soccer Players},
  author={Torbj{\"o}rn Vestberg and Roland Gustafson and Liselotte Maurex and M. Ingvar and Predrag Petrovi{\'c}},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
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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