LU and Yiming Sports sign agreement to research athletes’ cognitive neural differences
Lingnan University and Hong Kong Yiming Sports has signed a collaboration agreement on 12 May to launch a groundbreaking partnership, and a joint study on “Elite Performance: Uncovering the Cognitive Neural Differences between Elite Young Athletes, Average Young Athletes, and Normal Young People through Resting State EEG and Task-Related ERP Measures” to investigate the cognitive neural processes that contribute to elite athletic performance.
Conducted by LU’s Wofoo Joseph Lee Consulting and Counselling Psychology Research Centre, the study intends to recruit 60 young participants, 20 in each of three groups: elite athletes, average athletes, and normal young people. Their EEG (electroencephalography) and ERP (event-related potential) will be recorded to study how the brain reacts to different trainings in real-time in order to understand how cognitive neural differences affect the response.
The findings will contribute to better comprehension of cognitive and neural development in young athletes, potentially identifying targets for training interventions to optimise their performance.