Peak Performance Using Personalized and Task-Specific Event-Locked EEG: A Wireless, Personalized Medicine Approach to Sports Performance Enhancement
Fallahpour K., Kleinnijenhuis M., Arns MW.
This chapter describes a personalized assessment and training model for sports performance enhancement in golf that utilizes task-specific, event-locked EEG recording and training during telemetry EEG monitoring and neurofeedback. This model of training emphasizes capturing the personalized real-time (temporal dimension) and real-life (specific personal, task- and environment-related variables) brain dynamics as the brain is engaged in sport-related task-specific challenges. Using wireless and telemetry EEG monitoring and neurofeedback training, the model allows for assessment and training in sport-specific settings rather than a laboratory environment and takes into account individual differences in brain dynamics. Efficiency of the model and the result of individual and group data from pilot studies are discussed. Future research and relevance to clinical settings is explored.