Special Issue "Studying Brain Activity in Sports Performance"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2020).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
The main goal of systems neuroscience is to understand how the brain controls behavior. With the advent of neuroimaging technologies and transcranial stimulation protocols, it has become possible to study the functional brain correlates of behavior and underlying cognitive and sensorimotor functions’ performance. Acute and chronic exercises are associated with changes in brain structure and function. Unfortunately, while neuroscience can allow us to go inside the brain and investigate the primal causes of behavior, there is still a lack of applying neuroscientific findings in the context of sports performance.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to collect articles that explore or discuss how brain functions evolve during and after exercise in healthy people when experienced multiple times throughout the week, over several months to many years. Original research studies using various experimental measures (e.g., transcranial stimulation, neuroimaging methods, electromyography and spinal reflexes), in various states (e.g., fatigued, nonfatigued, and resting) during different categories of sports (endurance, strength, sporting skills) or the most popular Olympic sports (running, cycling, rowing, tennis, fencing, etc.) are encouraged. Original research articles or brief, focused reviews are acceptable.
Prof. Dr. Stéphane Perrey
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- Transcranial stimulation
- Neural plasticity