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Adam Gazzaley is building a repertoire of games that could one day help us reduce or even reverse the impact on our cognitive faculties of disorders such as Alzheimer's, or deficits caused by brain trauma. At his neuroscience lab within the University of California San Francisco and his gaming company Akili, Gazzaley is attempting to discover whether "we can use this approach to really make a difference".
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“We showed it to Erik, and Erik loves it — he’s been tracking a lot of the same data for years on paper and pencil and Excel spreadsheets,” Peterson said.   #GoBadgers   #FinalFour  +Wisconsin Badgers 
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"It would be easier to win the Mega Millions lottery two times in a row buying one ticket both times than it would be to get a perfect bracket," said Jeff Bergen, mathematics professor at DePaul University. #MarchMadness
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Sometimes the obvious needs to be stated – youth sports can cost too much, require too much time and put too much pressure on our kids. Yet, when the other negative activities are taken into consideration that are always stalking kids off the field, the structure and camaraderie of being on a team minimizes the hassles. Two new studies out in the last month, looking at underage smoking and drinking, reinforce the obvious benefits of youth sports participation.
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Research finds that your kids are listening to you, subconsciously.  So, be positive! #youthsports  
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As usual, Mom was right.  Her advice to get to bed early is being confirmed by human performance researchers, sleep specialists and sports medicine doctors. Kids, especially young athletes, need more sleep.   #YouthSports  
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"You might think that's a really positive thing for the child [to encourage them to win], but that's creating a lot of worry [for the kid] as well,” said Dr. Kaye. “I don't think parents are necessarily thinking about that kind of thing." #YouthSports
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Everyone at +Metrifit is proud to be partnering with Erik and the +Wisconsin Badgers as they advance through +NCAA March Madness Thanks Erik!
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"The fact is that kids are social beings; they perform physical activity in a social environment," said Dr Hillman. "A big reason why kids participate in a structured sports environment is because they find it fun and they make new friends. And this intervention was designed to meet those needs as well." #Parenting
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“Elite baseball batters use various kinds of sensory information to be successful batters, but most weight is given to visual feedback,” Seitz said. “This has motivated other vision-training approaches to focus on exercising the ocular muscles, producing mixed results.  Our integrated training program is unique in that we focus on training the brain to better respond to the input it receives from the eyes and in that we examined both standard measures of vision as well as real-world performance in elite players.” #Baseball 
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Watching pitch recognition in your brain
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There are four inches of fresh snow on the Brown University campus, but in a little office in the Pizzitola Center, junior Tim McKeithan is training to recognize sliders and curveballs. McKeithan is tracking simulated trajectories on a computer screen while wearing an electroencephalograph (EEG) headset. It's part of a new system developed by deCervo, a New York-based startup, to measure hitters' decision-making process.
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The variables of speed, strength, environment and defenders constantly change yet, eventually, both QB and receiver need to get on the same wavelength. Often referred to as “motor memories”, athletes rely on thousands of practice repetitions to help them instantly adjust to new conditions on the same tasks - throw and catch a ball.  Now, researchers at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine have a better understanding of how we are able to do this.
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Consultant on sports science, cognitive training and athlete performance
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Athlete Performance, Skill Development, Cognitive Training, Mental Skills, Coaching, Sports Science, Fitness, Kinesiology, Biomechanics, Youth Sports
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  • Health & Sport Technologies
    Director of U.S. Business Development, 2014 - present
  • Sports Are 80 Percent Mental
    Owner, 2010 - present
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Writing and consulting on sports, brains and human performance.
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Yogi Berra once said, "Baseball is 80% mental, the other half is physical."  While he was no mathematician, Yogi did know the importance of the brain to an athlete's performance.
  
And that's what we're all about at 80% Mental. Our goal is to understand and train your brain for better performance, something we call sports cognition. Join us!
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  • University of Wisconsin - Madison
    BBA - Finance, International Business, 1981 - 1986
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    MS - Management Info Systems, 1995 - 1999
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