Psychology & Psychiatry

Jocks beat bookworms on brain test

English Premier League soccer players, NHL hockey players, France's Top 14 club rugby players, and even elite amateur athletes have better developed cognitive functions than the average university student, according to a ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Simple routine could help athletes avoid choking under pressure

Some athletes may improve their performance under pressure simply by squeezing a ball or clenching their left hand before competition to activate certain parts of the brain, according to new research published by the American ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Computerized training improves selective attention of soccer players

Researchers of the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Malaga (UMA) have demonstrated how computerized training—through a specific software—can improve the attentional capacity of athletes, particularly, soccer ...

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