Journal article icon

Journal article

Inside the brain of an elite athlete: the neural processes that support high achievement in sports.

Abstract:

Events like the World Championships in athletics and the Olympic Games raise the public profile of competitive sports. They may also leave us wondering what sets the competitors in these events apart from those of us who simply watch. Here we attempt to link neural and cognitive processes that have been found to be important for elite performance with computational and physiological theories inspired by much simpler laboratory tasks. In this way we hope to inspire neuroscientists to consider ...

Expand abstract
Publication status:
Published

Actions


Access Document


Publisher copy:
10.1038/nrn2672

Authors


More by this author
Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience, Biomedical Research Centre
Krakauer, JW More by this author
Journal:
Nature reviews. Neuroscience
Volume:
10
Issue:
8
Pages:
585-596
Publication date:
2009-08-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1471-0048
ISSN:
1471-003X
URN:
uuid:e784c8a4-119b-42ee-a960-819b24c946e2
Source identifiers:
122487
Local pid:
pubs:122487

Terms of use


Metrics



If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record

TO TOP