Music Lessons Improve Children’s Cognitive Skills, Academic Performance

May 10th, 2018 - By jen in Athletic/Performance Enhancement, Uncategorized

Struc­tured music lessons signif­i­cantly enhance chil­dren’s cogni­tive abil­i­ties, including language-based reasoning, short-term memory, plan­ning and inhi­bi­tion, which lead to improved acad­emic perfor­mance. Published in Fron­tiers in Neuro­science, the research is the first large-scale, longi­tu­dinal study to be adapted into the regular school curriculum. Visual arts lessons were also found to signif­i­cantly improve chil­dren’s visual and spatial memory. Read full article: Labo­ra­tory Equip­ment, “Music Lessons Improve … Continue reading

CU Boulder to lead Pac-12 research initiative on student-athlete concussions

November 17th, 2017 - By jen in Athletic/Performance Enhancement, Mild/Traumatic Brain Injury

The Pac-12 Confer­ence announced today that CU Boulder has been selected to lead its Student-Athlete Health and Well-Being Concus­sion Coor­di­nating Unit (PCCU), a multi-year, multi-site research initia­tive that will estab­lish best prac­tices and clin­ical infra­struc­ture for advancing educa­tion on trau­matic brain injury in student-athletes through the use of Sync­Think EYE-SYNC tech­nology, a world leader in neuro-tech­nology with foun­da­tional intel­lec­tual prop­erty in eye-tracking. Read full article: … Continue reading

The Best Exercise for Aging Muscles

April 3rd, 2017 - By jen in Athletic/Performance Enhancement

The toll that aging takes on a body extends all the way down to the cellular level. But the damage accrued by cells in older muscles is espe­cially severe, because they do not regen­erate easily and they become weaker as their mito­chon­dria, which produce energy, diminish in vigor and number. Read full article: The New York Times, “The Best Exer­cise for Aging Muscles”

Six Phrases That Weigh You Down on Game Day

January 31st, 2017 - By jen in Athletic/Performance Enhancement

There are six phrases I hear from athletes that are truly cringe-worthy to me because they are huge red flags that you have put on that weight vest and put heavy expec­ta­tions and pres­sures on your­self. Read Full Article: Dr. Jim Taylor, “Six Phrases That Weigh You Down on Game Day.”

Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure

September 2nd, 2016 - By admin in Athletic/Performance Enhancement, Sleep

One often believes that the longer we tough it out, the tougher we are, and there­fore the more successful we will be. However, this entire concep­tion is scien­tif­i­cally inac­cu­rate. The very lack of a recovery period is dramat­i­cally holding back our collec­tive ability to be resilient and successful. Read full article: Harvard Busi­ness Review, “Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure”

Silence is good for your brain and lowers stress, but where can you find it?

July 19th, 2016 - By admin in Anxiety, Athletic/Performance Enhancement, Sleep

Even as the world gets noisier, scien­tists are learning more about the very real nega­tive phys­ical and mental effects of noise. And it’s through those studies of noise pollu­tion that we are also getting a handle on how impor­tant silence is to the brain and mental health. Read Full Article: mother nature network, “Silence is good for your brain and lowers stress, but where can … Continue reading

Better Aging Through Practice, Practice, Practice

May 13th, 2016 - By admin in Athletic/Performance Enhancement

Some­thing that might provide you with a deeply satis­fying sense of your­self that you did have when you were much, much younger. Find some­thing — some­thing new, some­thing diffi­cult — to immerse your­self in and improve at. Full Article: The New York Times, “Better Aging Through Prac­tice, Prac­tice, Prac­tice”