Cognitive correlates of practice in a dart study and its implications for a neurofeedback training

  • Weber, Emily, (Projektleitung)

Projektdetails

Beschreibung

In the first study, 45 healthy, right handed women are randomly allocated to the three different groups (practice group, combined practice and mental imagery group, control group) with an age range of ca. 20-35 years. Whole Head EEG (32 electrode) is recorded in the first and the tenth training session in order to compare changes in involved active regions, the dominance of specific frequencies and the degree of activation in specific frequency bands.
In the second study, 30 45 healthy, right handed women are randomly allocated to the two different groups: While in the Theta group, the amplitude within the frequency range of 4 to 7 Hz should be voluntary enhanced at Cz (central electrode), subjects in the alpha group should increase the coherence within the frequency range of 8 to 10 Hz between T3 (left temporal) and Cz(central). The neurofeedback training is done additionally to a physical dart training over ten training sessions. Again, whole head EEG (32 electrodes) is recorded in the first and the tenth training session in order to compare neuronal changes. Furthermore, the EEG recordings during the neurofeedback trainings are analyzed concerning the aimed changes in frequency amplitude/coherence.


The aim of this study being a dissertation project is to get basic knowledge about neuronal correlates of learning processes in a sportive environment. Therefore, electroencephalography (EEG) is used in a dart training study with novice women in a first study. Furthermore, the effectiveness of different training possibilities such as physical throwing and mental training should be compared in order to develop optimal training strategies. Based on the findings on neuronal processing during darting and the mental training, in a second study, a neurofeedback training will be assessed with the aim to reinforce sustained attention (theta training) and enhanced connectivity (alpha training) which is necessary for successful performance in this darting setting. Consequently, an optimal neurofeedback strategy should result which can be applied in other goal oriented sports and clinical fields (attention disorder) as well.


StatusAbgeschlossen
Tatsächlicher Beginn/ -es Ende1/01/1231/12/13

Systematik der Wissenschaftszweige 2002

  • 5522 Psychophysiologie