The FocusBand is an EEG device designed to help golfers train their brain to get into a state conducive of high perfromance.
EEG stands for electroencephalogram and can be used to identify neural signals and track the rapid execution of sensory, cognitive and motor processes. EEG devices are used in sports in an attempt to identify neural signals associated with expertise.
EEG devices such as the FocusBand are used to provide real-time measure of neural activity and allow athletes to draw correlations between brain activity and behavior. A number of EEG devices can be programed to give feedback when desired perimeters are met in an attempt to improve performance. This ‘Neurofeedback’ is a conditioning technique that is employed to teach participants to modify their own current neural activity, by facilitating the recognition of specific brain states associated with desired behavioral outcomes. Over time, athletes are able to learn how their internal mental state correlates with the neural signal and train this to become automatic.
DOES IT WORK?
A majority of literature now supports the view that changes in alpha activity are linked to differences in performance. However, seeing performance as a simple linear function, where high degrees of alpha increase performance, may underestimate the complexity of the relationship. For example further studies have begin to record intra-hemispheric coherence.
Uncertainty also stems from inconsistencies in the section of the brain where performance related changes in alpha have been reported to take place. This location is suggested to vary dependent on the ability of the athlete.
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