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"While we were not surprised that training was more cost effective than no intervention, we were impressed at the magnitude of the benefit," said Eric F. Swart, MD, lead author of the study and an orthopedic resident at Columbia University Medical Center in New York.   #sportsmedicine   #youthsports  
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Well-meaning articles about the tragedy of kids quitting sports are just a Google search away. Usually, we place the blame elsewhere with the assumption that all kids love sports, so if mine doesn’t then something must be wrong with the system.  Instead, we should delve deeper into the unique interests and needs of our son or daughter to find out if there is a better matched activity out there that doesn’t involve a ball, puck or $200 shoes.
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The athletic college scholarship.  For many parents, it is the holy grail of youth sports and the end goal that they set for their kids.  Clubs and coaches, wanting to win now, compete for the best players by convincing families that the sooner kids specialize in one sport, the better chance they have to land on a Division 1 roster.  Throw in the 10,000-hour theory, one of the most misunderstood ideas out there, and single sport kids are starting younger than ever.  #YouthSports #sportsparenting  
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Terrific, thanks Anthony!
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“It’s a race,” Professor Sperling said. “We need to develop these screening tests and the biomarkers simultaneously with working on these clinical trials, so that if we succeed, we’re prepared for how we would go about screening individuals to receive those treatments.” #alzheimersdisease   #clinicaltrials  
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“It’s a race,” Professor Reisa Sperling said. “We need to develop these screening tests and the biomarkers simultaneously with working on these clinical trials, so that if we succeed, we’re prepared for how we would go about screening individuals to receive those treatments.” #alzheimersdisease   #cognition  
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The usual advice from coaches and teammates is to calm down, take a big breath and remember that “it’s just another game.” However, new research finds that getting excited will produce better results than downplaying the big moment.   #youthsports   #sportspsychology  
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“Our goal is to create a cognitive stress test that predicts risk of disease, in older adults in the preclinical stage, in many parts of the world where PET imaging is either too expensive or simply not available,” said Dr. Peter Snyder. “We hope that this new test will have both a public health purpose, as well as to be useful for screening subjects for clinical trials.” #alzheimersdisease  
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"Today we live in a knowledge economy, where most of the good jobs require critical thinking, the ability to learn and communicate and understand complexities" - Dan Hurley, author of "Smarter, The New Science of Building Brain Power"
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"We now know that there are 17 “flow triggers”—these are preconditions that lead to more flow. Essentially, since flow follows focus all of these triggers are ways of driving attention into the now. The easiest way to create more flow in the lives of our children is to pack their activities with these triggers." - Steven Kotler   #Flow #riseofsuperman  
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Thanks, Steve!  The book is awesome too but be sure to check out the website, riseofsuperman.com for some very interesting videos (which might be useful in your class!)
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Writing about cognitive science, sports skills and athlete 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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    BBA - Finance, International Business, 1981 - 1986
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    MS - Management Info Systems, 1995 - 1999
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