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Study Finds High Brain Integration in Top Performers - Psych Central News

Study Finds High Brain Integration in Top Performers - Psych Central News | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

 

Why do some people excel in sports, music and managing companies? New research points to uniquely high mind-brain development in those who excel. "What we have found is an astonishing integration of brain functioning in high performers compared to average-performing controls,” said Fred Travis, Ph.D., director of the Center for Brain, Consciousness, and Cognition at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa. He claims this research is the “first in the world to show that there is a brain measure of effective leadership.”

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Beyond the playing field: sport psychology meets embodied cognition

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International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology Vol. 1, No. 1, March 2008, 19Á30 Downloaded By: [University of Chicago] At: 20:26 19 February 2008 Beyond the playing field: sport psychology meets embodied cognition Sian L. Beilock. "In contrast to traditional views of the mind as an abstract information processor,recent theories of embodied cognition suggest that our representations of objects and events are grounded in action. In this review, I document recent behavioraland neuropsychological evidence in support of an embodied viewpoint, and Iargue that sensorimotor experience plays a pivotal role in the embodied cognitionframework. As such, not only can cognitive science and cognitive neuroscience inform sport psychology theory and research, but sport psychology (and motor skill expertise research in particular) is imperative for advancing theories of embodied cognition."

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