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Using Neurofeedback to Enhance Athletic Performance

Using Neurofeedback to Enhance Athletic Performance

This study by Dr. Corydon Hammond, published in the Journal of the American Board of Sport Psychology, explores how neurofeedback can be used to boost performance in athletes of various sports. By quieting and focusing the mind, neurofeedback helps athletes get “in the zone” more easily and stay there, even under immense pressure. In addition, the therapy can help to improve cognitive function after a mild head injury, or help athletes control their emotions in the middle of stressful events. Dr. Hammond also believes the therapy has tremendous untapped potential to help improve physical balance in sports where it is paramount to success, such as skiing or gymnastics.

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