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Sports and Cognitive Functioning among College Football and Basketball Players

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Author Details : Banerjee Kasturi, Reddy K. Jayasankara

Volume : 2, Issue : 1, Year : 2016

Article Page : 11-15

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Training in sports is a blend of physical and cognitive training. Processes of Attention and concentrations are even more important for contact team sports like football and basketball where the objects of attention are constantly moving, and mental strategies need to be revised according to new incoming information. This study explores the impact of regular sports training in the cognitive functioning of football and basketball players. In a between groups design, purposive sampling was done to include players of the university team and a control group, and standard neuropsychological tests were conducted on them. The results of statistical analysis show that there is no significant difference in the performance of the players and non-players in each of the cognitive functions. The findings of the study contradict previous literature and provide scope for future research on cognitive training methods, and the possibility of studying cognitive functions and excellence in performance.

Key Words:
Attention, Basketball players, Cognitive functioning, Football players, Response inhibition, Sportsmen

How to cite : Kasturi B, Jayasankara R K, Sports and Cognitive Functioning among College Football and Basketball Players. IP Indian J Neurosci 2016;2(1):11-15

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