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000255043 245__ $$aNovice Shooters With Lower Pre-shooting Alpha Power Have Better Performance During Competition in a Virtual Reality Scenario
000255043 260__ $$c2018-04-12
000255043 269__ $$a2018-04-12
000255043 336__ $$aJournal Articles
000255043 520__ $$aCompetition changes the environment for athletes. The difficulty of training for such stressful events can lead to the well-known effect of “choking” under pressure, which prevents athletes from performing at their best level. To study the effect of competition on the human brain, we recorded pilot electroencephalography (EEG) data while novice shooters were immersed in a realistic virtual environment representing a shooting range. We found a differential between-subject effect of competition on mu (8–12 Hz) oscillatory activity during aiming; compared to training, the more the subject was able to desynchronize his mu rhythm during competition, the better was his shooting performance. Because this differential effect could not be explained by differences in simple measures of the kinematics and muscular activity, nor by the effect of competition or shooting performance per se, we interpret our results as evidence that mu desynchronization has a positive effect on performance during competition.
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000255043 6531_ $$aEEG
000255043 6531_ $$avirtual reality
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000255043 700__ $$aPereira, Michael
000255043 700__ $$aArgelaguet, Ferran
000255043 700__ $$aMillán, José del R.
000255043 700__ $$aLécuyer, Anatole
000255043 773__ $$q1-5$$k527$$j9$$tFrontiers in Psychology
000255043 8560_ $$fmichael.pereira@epfl.ch
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