Enhancing performance in Canadian athletes: A novel and integrated approach to neurofeedback and heart rate variability biofeedback training in the daily training environment

Two essential factors of sport performance at the elite level of sport are the ability to focus on the correct aspects at the correct time while ignoring irrelevant distractions and effectively managing anxiety in the very stressful environment of a World Championship or an Olympic Games. The purpose of the proposed research is threefold: (a) to explore the relationship between brainwave activity and sport performance in Canadian Olympic level athletes, (b) to conduct and evaluate a neurofeedback and heart rate variability intervention directed at improving attention, arousal regulation and physiological and psychological recovery, and (c) develop specialized protocols for novel biofeedback and neurofeedback techniques.

Intern: 
Sommer Christie
Faculty Supervisor: 
Penny Werthner
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Alberta
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