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Curr Biol. 2014 Sep 22;24(18):R859-R860. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2014.08.003.

Is sport the brain's biggest challenge?

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Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, London WC1N 3AR, UK. Electronic address: v.walsh@ucl.ac.uk.

Abstract

Sport is a demanding activity requiring more cognitive skills than is often appreciated. By trying to understand the sporting brain, in particular that of elite athletes, we may learn something about behaviour relevant to the normal population. We may also be confronted by the limits of current cognitive neuroscience. Here I outline some of the key areas where engaging with the cognitive aspects of sport will help cognitive neuroscientists to confront the application of their science outside the laboratory.

PMID:
25247362
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2014.08.003
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