Functional brain asymmetry and cognitive functions in elite wrestlers

Functional brain asymmetry is a one of the fundamental genetic characteristics in human. The peculiarities of functional brain asymmetry and cognitive functions in elite wrestlers were studied. A total 29 elite wrestlers (18-25 yrs), members of the Ukrainian National Team in Greco-Roman wrestling were examined. The perception and processing of visual information in athletes with different brain asymmetry were studied. The function of brain asymmetry in elite wrestlers is characterized of a high level of dependence on the external environment. The presence of symmetry is correlated with a high level of independence from the external environment providing an efficacious level of cognitive functions in wrestlers. We conclude that wrestlers with brain symmetry have better possibilities to manifest cognitive functions: operative thinking, perception and information processing in comparison to wrestlers with functional asymmetry of brain.
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Subjects: brain function wrestling high performance sport perception cognition performance
Notations: biological and medical sciences combat sports social sciences
Published in: International Journal of Wrestling Science
Published: 2014
Volume: 4
Issue: 1
Pages: 26-30
Document types: article
Language: English
Level: advanced