The Effects of EEG Neurofeedback Training on the Behavioral Complaints of Soccer Athletes - A Case Study

Erick Conde, Alberto Filgueiras, Adriana Lacerda, Paulo Ribeiro, Tiago Arruda Sanchez

Abstract

Several studies supports that neurofeedback training enhances human skills to control the predominance of cerebral activity by specific frequencies. This training modality was related to efficient applications in clinical use, education, businesses and sports. Behavioral changes were found after the neurofeedback training in various circumstances, eliciting more functionality and accuracy, but no studies were found considering the effects of the neurofeedback at the behavioral and psychological complaints of young soccer athletes. The aim of this work was to evaluate the effects of a sensorimotor rhythm training program and its applicability for the sport psychology practice. Five soccer athletes referred to the Sport Psychology department were systematically trained to increase the sensorimotor rhythm amplitude and then, were interdisciplinary monitored by coaches, physical trainers, medical and psychological services. As results, 4 from 5 athletes were considered remitted from the initial dysfunctional complaints. These changes were found such in technical, tactical, physical and psychological aspects, and they varied between athletes and personal demands. As conclusions, the present work pointed evidences that the neurofeedback training program can be an important technology to support the practices of the sport psychology, as to enhance functional behaviors and to promote mental health for developing soccer athletes.

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Conde E., Filgueiras A., Lacerda A., Ribeiro P. and Sanchez T. (2015). The Effects of EEG Neurofeedback Training on the Behavioral Complaints of Soccer Athletes - A Case Study . In Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress on Sport Sciences Research and Technology Support - Volume 1: icSPORTS, ISBN 978-989-758-159-5, pages 132-138. DOI: 10.5220/0005606201320138


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@conference{icsports15,
author={Erick Conde and Alberto Filgueiras and Adriana Lacerda and Paulo Ribeiro and Tiago Arruda Sanchez},
title={The Effects of EEG Neurofeedback Training on the Behavioral Complaints of Soccer Athletes - A Case Study},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress on Sport Sciences Research and Technology Support - Volume 1: icSPORTS,},
year={2015},
pages={132-138},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005606201320138},
isbn={978-989-758-159-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress on Sport Sciences Research and Technology Support - Volume 1: icSPORTS,
TI - The Effects of EEG Neurofeedback Training on the Behavioral Complaints of Soccer Athletes - A Case Study
SN - 978-989-758-159-5
AU - Conde E.
AU - Filgueiras A.
AU - Lacerda A.
AU - Ribeiro P.
AU - Sanchez T.
PY - 2015
SP - 132
EP - 138
DO - 10.5220/0005606201320138