Sport and the Brain: The Science of Preparing, Enduring and Winning, Part C, Volume 240, reflects recent advancements in the understanding of how elite athletes prepare for, and perform at, peak levels under the demands of competition. Topics discussed in this new release include The influence of challenge and threat states on affect, perceived exertion, attention, and performance during a competitive sprint cycling task, Prior self-control exertion and perceptions of pain and task importance during a physically demanding task, Enhancing cardiac vagal activity in sport psychology, The influence of cardiac vagal activity on peripheral perception performance under pressure, and much more.
- Takes a multidisciplinary approach, focusing on aspects of psychology, neuroscience, skill learning, talent development and physiology
- Focuses on sports and the brain
- Contains the expertise of an international panel of contributors
- Adopts the novel approach of having a target article with critical commentaries on the lessons learned from British multiple gold medalists at Olympic and World Championships
1. The influence of challenge and threat states on affect, perceived exertion, attention, and performance during a competitive sprint cycling task 2. Prior self-control exertion and perceptions of pain and task importance during a physically demanding task 3. The quiet eye is sensitive to acute physiological stress 4. Team ball sport participation is associated with performance in two sustained visual attention tasks: position monitoring and target identification in rapid serial visual presentation streams 5. Enhancing cardiac vagal activity in sport psychology 6. The influence of cardiac vagal activity on peripheral perception performance under pressure 7. Cerebral Mechanisms Underlying Music-Related Interventions in the Exercise Domain: Methodological Considerations and Empirical Findings 8. Pacing: Ways to train the brain 9. Motor Imagery, performance and motor rehabilitation 10. A new era of the cognitive athlete: The neuromodulating effects of esports and gaming 11. Development and validation of the Sport Resilience Scale (SRS) 12. The cardinal exercise stopper: muscle fatigue, perception of effort, or pain? 13. When research leads to learning, but not action in high performance sport 14. Effects of whole-body exercise on corticospinal excitability 15. Studying brain activity in sports performance: contributions and issues 16. The influence of thermal inputs on brain regulation of exercise 17. The effects on mental fatigue on human performance 18. Brain stimulation and physical performance 19. Central regulation of exercise performance