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Reaction Time Improvements by Neural Bistability

Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Delft, 2628 XE Delft, The Netherlands
Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Korramabad 6813833946, Iran
Department of Mathematics, Pabna University of Science and Technology, Pabna 6600, Bangladesh
Department of Mathematics, Islamic Azad University Branch of Shabestar, Shabestar 5381637181, Iran
Sports Trainer, Physical Education Teacher, Visual Performance Trainer, Gymi Sports, 4907 BC Oosterhout, The Netherlands
Van Warmerdam Optometry’s, 5234 KA Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
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Behav. Sci. 2019, 9(3), 28;
Received: 9 December 2018 / Revised: 22 January 2019 / Accepted: 12 March 2019 / Published: 18 March 2019
The often reported reduction of Reaction Time (RT) by Vision Training) is successfully replicated by 81 athletes across sports. This enabled us to achieve a mean reduction of RTs for athletes eye-hand coordination of more than 10%, with high statistical significance. We explain how such an observed effect of Sensorimotor systems’ plasticity causing reduced RT can last in practice for multiple days and even weeks in subjects, via a proof of principle. Its mathematical neural model can be forced outside a previous stable (but long) RT into a state leading to reduced eye-hand coordination RT, which is, again, in a stable neural state. View Full-Text
Keywords: eye-hand coordination; FitzHugh-Nagumo model; sensorimotor system; reaction time; stroboscopic training eye-hand coordination; FitzHugh-Nagumo model; sensorimotor system; reaction time; stroboscopic training
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Koppelaar, H.; Kordestani Moghadam, P.; Khan, K.; Kouhkani, S.; Segers, G.; van Warmerdam, M. Reaction Time Improvements by Neural Bistability. Behav. Sci. 2019, 9, 28.

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Koppelaar H, Kordestani Moghadam P, Khan K, Kouhkani S, Segers G, van Warmerdam M. Reaction Time Improvements by Neural Bistability. Behavioral Sciences. 2019; 9(3):28.

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Koppelaar, Henk, Parastou Kordestani Moghadam, Kamruzzaman Khan, Sareh Kouhkani, Gijs Segers, and Martin van Warmerdam. 2019. "Reaction Time Improvements by Neural Bistability" Behavioral Sciences 9, no. 3: 28.

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