Will cognitive training prevent, delay or cure dementia?

Written by Jesse Muijsenberg Almost every person knows someone who is dealing with dementia. This could be a family member that is diagnosed with dementia or for example an acquaintance that is taking care of someone with dementia. However, did … Read More

What a professional athlete sees

Written by Jesse Muijsenberg A time ago we came across this video of Cristiano Ronaldo, put on youtube by “Ergoneers”. It might not be the most recent video anymore. But with a.o. the use of this video, we would like … Read More

Reaction time: What is it and which factors are involved?

In the past few weeks, we saw how important reaction time is. Did you know that there were four shootouts during the European Championships Soccer 2020? In total, there were over 50 penalties taken during the Euros 2020. We would … Read More

Decision-making under stress

Psychological stress is becoming a big global issue. We can think about several disciplines in which stress is a negative factor. It lowers the performance of employees, it lowers the performance of athletes, and together with this, it also raises … Read More

Translating combination training to everyday functioning

The earlier explored topics of cognitive reserve and neuroplasticity are fundamental factors behind preserving and maintaining cognitive functions that would otherwise decline in late adulthood. Additionally, multiple studies are supporting the implementation of cognitive training to improve on different measures … Read More

Cognitive mapping: Introduction and its role in creating neural networks assisting in group training

Since the 70s, ongoing hypotheses, theories, and evidence are supporting the knowledge and application of the Cognitive map theory. The initial contribution towards this theory came from O’Keefe & Nadel. They hypothesized that the hippocampus contains a spatial map of … Read More

Action Intelligence: The art of replacing impulses with actions based on reasoning

This latter behavior is related to something called inhibitory control. In the 1 vs 1 situation between a striker and a goalkeeper, the player needs to be able to control and ignore his impulses while he needs to use his attention … Read More

Cognitive Load Theory: How does it impact sports performance?

Information Processing This three-part model found its origin in a 1968 paper regarding human information processing. The fundamental principle of this research of Atkinson and Shiffrin still holds up today. The schematic overview is shown in the figure below. When … Read More

Executive Function: What is it and why should you thank your ancestors for it?

Executive function can be categorized in different ways, in this article we will walk you through the Metacognitive and the Emotional/motivational division in executive function.  Metacognition can be defined as being the knowledge one has about their cognitive process and understanding related to regulating processes … Read More

Cognitive Reserve: What is it and Why do I need it?

The interest in cognitive reserve started in the field of Alzheimer’s disease. Later on, the exploration of cognitive reserve branched out to healthy ageing, mild cognitive impairment and heart failure to name a few. What is it? Simply said, envision … Read More