Examining brain activity and sport-specific skill learning due to motor imagery

This research will use a brain imaging device newly developed by Axem Neurotechnology to investigate whether providing real-time information on levels of brain activity can help human participants more effectively engage in mental practice. Mental practice has become a widespread addition to the training schedules of elite athletes, as it has been well documented that upon completion of optimal levels of physical training, further performance benefits can be achieved from additional practice consisting solely of imagining performance. However, unlike physical practice, there is no overt sign of how effectively mental practice is being engaged by the athlete, making it difficult for coaches to track progress and for the athletes themselves to stay engaged during mental practice. TO BE CONT’D

Faculty Supervisor:

Shaun Boe


Sarah Kraeutner


Axem Neurotechnology




Information and communications technologies




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