Mental Fatigue Alters Cortical Activation and Psychological Responses, Impairing Performance in a Distance-Based Cycling Trial

@inproceedings{Pires2018MentalFA,
  title={Mental Fatigue Alters Cortical Activation and Psychological Responses, Impairing Performance in a Distance-Based Cycling Trial},
  author={Fl{\'a}vio de Oliveira Pires and Fernando Lopes e Silva-J{\'u}nior and Cayque Brietzke and Paulo Estev{\~a}o Franco-Alvarenga and Fabiano A Pinheiro and Nanc{\'i} Maria de França and Silmar Silva Teixeira and Tony Meireles Santos},
  booktitle={Front. Physiol.},
  year={2018}
}
Purpose: We sought to verify if alterations in prefrontal cortex (PFC) activation and psychological responses would play along with impairments in pacing and performance of mentally fatigued cyclists. Materials and Methods: Eight recreational cyclists performed two preliminary sessions to familiarize them with the rapid visual information processing (RVP) test, psychological scales and 20 km cycling time trial (TT20km) (session 1), as well as to perform a VO2MAX test (session 2). Thereafter… CONTINUE READING
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