The effect of neurofeedback training on the perceptual-motor abilities of basketball athletes
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of neurofeedback training on the perceptual-motor abilities of basketball athletes. For this purpose, 60 male athletes in this field were selected voluntarily. Subjects were divided into 2 groups of 15 ones; Experimental and 4 Control groups. The experimental intervention was practiced two sessions a week for 6 weeks. Subjects participated in pre- and post-test to measure the dependent variable. One-way analysis of variance were used to analyze the data. The results showed significant changes in reducing simple and selective reaction time and anxiety, improving balance and also increasing attention in the intervention group compared to control group (p <0.05). According to the mentioned results, neurofeedback training can be used for the perceptual-motor abilities of athletes, which is the basis of their sports skills.
Key Words: simple and selective reaction time, anxiety, balance, attention