Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-20285
Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Uncovering EEG correlates of covert attention in soccer goalkeepers : towards innovative sport training procedures
Authors: Jeunet, Camille
Tonin, Luca
Albert, Louis
Chavarriaga, Ricardo
Bideau, Benoît
Argelaguet, Ferran
Millán, José del R.
Lécuyer, Anatole
Kulpa, Richard
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-58533-2
10.21256/zhaw-20285
Published in: Scientific Reports
Volume(Issue): 10
Issue: 1705
Issue Date: Feb-2020
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Nature Publishing Group
ISSN: 2045-2322
Language: English
Subjects: Attention; Brain–machine interface; Human behaviour
Subject (DDC): 610: Medicine and health
Abstract: Advances in sports sciences and neurosciences offer new opportunities to design efficient and motivating sport training tools. For instance, using NeuroFeedback (NF), athletes can learn to self-regulate specific brain rhythms and consequently improve their performances. Here, we focused on soccer goalkeepers' Covert Visual Spatial Attention (CVSA) abilities, which are essential for these athletes to reach high performances. We looked for Electroencephalography (EEG) markers of CVSA usable for virtual reality-based NF training procedures, i.e., markers that comply with the following criteria: (1) specific to CVSA, (2) detectable in real-time and (3) related to goalkeepers' performance/expertise. Our results revealed that the best-known EEG marker of CVSA-increased α-power ipsilateral to the attended hemi-field- was not usable since it did not comply with criteria 2 and 3. Nonetheless, we highlighted a significant positive correlation between athletes' improvement in CVSA abilities and the increase of their α-power at rest. While the specificity of this marker remains to be demonstrated, it complied with both criteria 2 and 3. This result suggests that it may be possible to design innovative ecological training procedures for goalkeepers, for instance using a combination of NF and cognitive tasks performed in virtual reality.
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/20285
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Applied Information Technology (InIT)
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