Title Could the brain of a monkey help to improve an athlete's performance? Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet Telegraph Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 29/11/05 Description Monkeys and neuroscientists are not the usual training aids for an athlete. Researchers at the University of Birmingham, however, believe that neurons first discovered in the brains of monkeys could help us understand why mental imagery is beneficial for athletes.
There is now considerable evidence that imagery can help to improve sporting performance, according to Dr Jennifer Cumming, a lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences.
Producer/Author Vikki Burns Persons Jennifer Cumming
- Mental skills
- Sport psychology