How Do Athletes’ Brains Control Their Movements?


April 18, 2018

How Do Athletes’ Brains Control Their Movements?

Jason Sherwin and Jordan Muraskin, the co-founders of deCervo, were only in town for two days. Their sort of expertise is not easily replaceable. The club paid $2,000 to fly them to Arizona. As the ballplayers tapped on their keyboards, and Manny waited on the couch, Sherwin and Muraskin shushed about, adjusting the hairnets.

Q&A With ‘The Performance Cortex’ Author On Neuroscience In Sports

The new book from Zach Schonbrun, The Performance Cortex, examines the intersection of neuroscience and sports, focusing on the complex interplay between an athlete’s brain and motor system. The innovative work from deCervo, a baseball-centric startup launched by two Columbia University neuroscientists, and its efforts to gain traction in sports occupy a central storyline in the book.

NFL, NFLPA prohibit use of 10 helmet models after study

The NFL and NFL Players Association will prohibit 10 helmet models from being worn by players this season based on the results of an annual laboratory study used to assess the performance of helmets being worn by players. New NFL players and players who didn’t wear the prohibited helmets in 2017 won’t be allowed to wear them in 2018.

Case Study: Sleep and Injury in Elite Soccer

Is there a link between sleep and injury occurrence? This infographic summarizes a case study that examines the link between sleep and injury occurrence in an elite male soccer player.

Study finds concussion severity worsens later in football season

New research by the Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center indicates the severity of concussions among high school football players is worse later in the season. Scott Zuckerman, MD, MPH, co-director of the Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center, said sport-related concussions that occur during this time frame may require more conservative management by physicians and athletic trainers.

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