For many years now, the courses of The Brain Training Company have promoted the importance of cerebral balance and synchrony between the two hemispheres. Clients have gone on to show enhanced personal performance; be that in the classroom, boardroom or in sport. This is an interesting article looking at the significance of synchronized brainwave activity and its role in mental focus and attention.
This scientific study proves and reinforces one of the training objectives in our Peak Performance for Sport training course:- the importance of being able to control beta brainwave production. Note especially the sentence I have highlighted and put in bold text.
Study highlights effect of brain waves on human behaviour
Boosting a certain type of brain wave can slow people’s movements, UK researchers have discovered. The findings, published online by the journal Current Biology, offer the first direct evidence that brain waves can influence behaviour in otherwise healthy individuals. They could also lead to the development of new drugs for medical conditions characterised by either uncontrolled or slowed movements.
Different types of brain wave have different frequencies and different locations. In this study, the researchers investigated beta waves, which have a frequency of around 20 Hertz (Hz). Earlier studies have shown that beta waves are linked to sustained muscle activity, such as that employed when holding a book. Beta activity drops just before people initiate movement.