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Perceptual–Cognitive Function and Unplanned Athletic Movement Task Performance: A Systematic Review

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Department of Sports Medicine and Exercise Physiology, Goethe University Frankfurt, 60488 Frankfurt/Main, Germany
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Division of Preventive and Sports Medicine, Institute of Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine, Goethe University Frankfurt, 60590 Frankfurt/Main, Germany
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(20), 7481; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17207481
Received: 17 August 2020 / Revised: 16 September 2020 / Accepted: 13 October 2020 / Published: 14 October 2020
The performance of choice-reaction tasks during athletic movement has been demonstrated to evoke unfavorable biomechanics in the lower limb. However, the mechanism of this observation is unknown. We conducted a systematic review examining the association between (1) the biomechanical and functional safety of unplanned sports-related movements (e.g., jumps/runs with a spontaneously indicated landing leg/cutting direction) and (2) markers of perceptual–cognitive function (PCF). A literature search in three databases (PubMed, ScienceDirect and Google Scholar) identified five relevant articles. The study quality, rated by means of a modified Downs and Black checklist, was moderate to high (average: 13/16 points). Four of five papers, in at least one parameter, found either an association of PCF with task safety or significantly reduced task safety in low vs. high PCF performers. However, as (a) the outcomes, populations and statistical methods of the included trials were highly heterogeneous and (b) only two out of five studies had an adequate control condition (pre-planned movement task), the evidence was classified as conflicting. In summary, PCF may represent a factor affecting injury risk and performance during unplanned sports-related movements, but future research strengthening the evidence for this association is warranted. View Full-Text
Keywords: unanticipated; decision-making; brain function; sports; athletes; cognition unanticipated; decision-making; brain function; sports; athletes; cognition
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Wilke, J.; Groneberg, D.; Banzer, W.; Giesche, F. Perceptual–Cognitive Function and Unplanned Athletic Movement Task Performance: A Systematic Review. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 7481. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17207481

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Wilke J, Groneberg D, Banzer W, Giesche F. Perceptual–Cognitive Function and Unplanned Athletic Movement Task Performance: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(20):7481. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17207481

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Wilke, Jan, David Groneberg, Winfried Banzer, and Florian Giesche. 2020. "Perceptual–Cognitive Function and Unplanned Athletic Movement Task Performance: A Systematic Review" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 20: 7481. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17207481

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