Brain Training for Optimal Human Performance
PeoriaMagazine.com by Dr. Ted Chapin Neurotherapy Institute of Central Illinois
Technological advances in neuroscience can help you recover—and perhaps even exceed—your previous level of performance.
Imagine you are about to make an important presentation in front of a large group or boardroom, or even a small meeting with your boss, coworkers, prospective client or potential investor. You are well prepared. Your materials are all set to go. You’ve rehearsed your script. But you do not feel in control of your emotions… You begin to panic. Your mind begins to wander and your thoughts become foggy. Your heart is beating fast. Your breathing is shallow, and your palms are becoming clammy. No matter how you try to collect yourself, it’s now showtime!
A Neuroscience Approach to Optimizing Brain Resources for Human Performance in Extreme Environments
Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2009 Jul;33(7):1080-8. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2009.05.003. Epub 2009 May 15
Extreme environments requiring optimal cognitive and behavioral performance occur in a wide variety of situations ranging from complex combat operations to elite athletic competitions. Although a large literature characterizes psychological and other aspects of individual differences in performances in extreme environments, virtually nothing is known about the underlying neural basis for these differences. This review summarizes the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral consequences of exposure to extreme environments, discusses predictors of performance, and builds a case for the use of neuroscience approaches to quantify and understand optimal cognitive and behavioral performance.
The Science of Peak Human Performance
The science of ultimate human performance has a bad name–literally. “Flow” is the term used by researchers for optimal states of consciousness, those peak moments of total absorption where self vanishes, time flies, and all aspects of performance go through the roof.
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