Special Issue "Mental Fatigue in Occupational, Sporting and Clinical Settings"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Occupational Safety and Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 May 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Ben Rattray
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Guest Editor
Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science, University of Canberra, Bruce ACT 2614, Australia
Interests: physiology; cognition; exercise performance; fatigue; ageing
Prof. Dr. Bart Roelands
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Guest Editor
Human Physiology and Sports Physiotherapy Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
Interests: mental and physical fatigue; sports; environmental stressors; placebo effect
Dr. Kristy Martin
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Guest Editor
Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science, University of Canberra, Bruce ACT 2614, Australia
Interests: mental fatigue; exercise performance; cognition; physiology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Fatigue is a common workplace issue. Fatigue can reduce productivity and performance levels and increase the risk of mistakes. In many workplace settings, including emergency services, the military, and some industrial, clinical, and sporting settings, mental fatigue-related decrements in performance may contribute to accidents and errors. The recent renaissance of research into mental fatigue has refocused our attention on the importance of psychophysiological factors in performance. Our understanding around mental fatigue and performance however remains limited. In part, this is due to our limited understanding of the mechanisms underpinning mental fatigue, but equally there remains only a superficial understanding of practical issues. Workplaces, sporting, and clinical settings would benefit from a better understanding of the factors that contribute to mental fatigue, the impact it can have on workplace safety and productivity, and strategies to monitor or mitigate against mental fatigue-related performance decrements.

Papers addressing these topics are invited for this Special Issue, especially those combining high academic standard coupled with a practical focus.

Dr. Ben Rattray
Prof. Dr. Bart Roelands
Dr. Kristy Martin
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Mental exertion
  • Cognitive/mental demand
  • Task engagement
  • Time on task
  • Ego-depletion
  • Self-control
  • Motivation
  • Brain activity
  • Employment
  • Physical performance

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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