and virtual reality
The future is here
We spend an incredible amount of time, energy and money trying to get better. Faster, quicker, stronger - Mostly by training our muscles. But how do you train the body's most important muscle; the brain? Now there is finally a way to get those neurons going. Pairing them, increasing your attention span, responsiveness, focus and more. With this virtual reality solution, you can easily and cheaply get started and train as most people around the world have already done for several years. Train whenever and wherever you want with your own Oculus VR headset!
Virtual reality elevates your athletic performance
Your ace up your sleeve
In today's society, we have mastered almost everything when it comes to the physical from the neck down. We have a copious amount of training tools that train all our muscles in different ways. In addition, we also have a copious amount of tools that can measure that training and the effect of it in the muscles. We have simply kept a close eye on most things when it comes to physical exercise.
Except when it comes to that little area from the neck up. We have not previously mastered what actually happens in that part of the body. We have worked very much with the psychological part of the mental training but quite a bit with the physical part. Until now. Now they have started doing studies on the physical functions of the brain and how to help them. Can you train the brain's ability to process things better?
The answer is yes.
So you can train your brain to get better at sports. What separates the brains of professional athletes from ours is their so-called executive functions. It includes things like finding creative solutions under stress, taking in a variety of external stimuli at the same time, the ability to imagine several different outcomes at the same time and a greater ability to control impulses and emotions.
Studies on the brains of successful athletes
To get closer to the answer to why some people succeed better in sports than others, large studies have been done on some of our most successful sports stars. They have been studied and compared with the brains of less successful athletes. The results of the studies showed large differences. We take a Swedish study as an example, where the brains of Division 1 players were compared with the Spanish national team players Xavi and Iniesta. There you could clearly see that both Xavi and Iniesta's executive functions were far more developed than those of the Division 1 players.
The executive functions that were better with Xavi and Iniesta were emotional regulation, ability to predict outcomes and plan accordingly, understand the relationship between cause and effect, ability to take initiative, control impulses and the ability to distribute attention between different events while focusing overall on a thing intense.
Why should you start with neuro-cognitive training?
Well, because all these features determine how you as an athlete handle different situations during a match or training. For example, it is crucial for the ability to adapt to new situations, see how all other players move and change their game accordingly. The faster the game and the more players on the field, the more the executive functions work. With that said, they are also crucial for solo performance as they control the ability to make quick creative decisions and perform their task while keeping a close eye on where all the opponents are. It is, for example, the executive functions that allow a football player to quickly dribble a ball between lots of cones without looking at his feet.
How does neuro-cognitive training work?
Cognitive neuro training with the help of virtual reality
The technology and science behind the method are proven effective in developing brain functions and improving your executive ability. Technology trains and activates the same parts of your brain that a real sports performance does. But everything happens in a VR environment.