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This special issue describes the current state of psychophysiological and neuroscience research and illustrates how clinical sport psychologists may use biofeedback, neurofeedback, and physiological measurement with athletes for both performance enhancement and diagnosis and management of head injury.
Psychophysiology and Neuroscience in Sport
Leonard Zaichkowsky, Guest Editor
While clinical psychology has embraced the importance of psychophysiology and neuroscience when considering the client condition, the field of sport psychology has been slower to consider the potential importance of this area for athletic clientele. Therefore, this special issue of the Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology describes the current state of psychophysiological and neuroscience research and illustrates how clinical sport psychologists may, in the future, use technologies such as biofeedback, neurofeedback, and physiological measurement (EMG, EEG, skin temperature, EDR, HR, HRV, respiration, and hormonal responses) with high-level athletes from a variety of sports for both performance enhancement and diagnosis and management of head injury. Five cutting-edge articles by leading professionals appear in this special issue. The articles cover an array of topics on psychophysiology and neuroscience in sport, including the theoretical underpinnings of biofeedback and neurofeedback, the empirical application of such approaches, the current state of efficacy regarding this newer line of research and practice, and the use of fMRI in understanding psychological processes in sport. This timely special issue provokes many additional questions and advanced research in a collective pursuit to assist athletes.
The Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology (JCSP) is the only journal to promote the understanding and advancement of the integration of clinical, counseling, and sport psychology. JCSP will stimulate thought, promote empirical investigation, and disseminate scientifically informed knowledge related to the comprehensive psychological care and overall well-being of athletes, coaches, and sport organizations. For more information, visit www.JCSP-Journal.com.
Psychophysiology and Neuroscience in Sport: Introduction to the Special Issue
Neural, Mood, and Endocrine Responses in Elite Athletes Relative to Successful and Failed Performance Videos
Henry Davis IV, Sari M. van Anders, Elton T. Ngan, Todd S. Woodward, Jared X. Van Snellenberg, Helen S. Mayberg, and Mario Liotti
Multimodal Analysis: New Approaches to the Concussion Conundrum
James W.G. Thompson and David Hagedorn
Setting the Balance: Using Biofeedback and Neurofeedback with Gymnasts
Lindsay Shaw, Leonard Zaichkowsky, and Vietta Wilson
An Integrated Biofeedback and Psychological Skills Training Program for Canada’s Olympic Short-Track Speedskating Team
Marla K. Beauchamp, Richard H. Harvey, and Pierre H. Beauchamp
Perceptual-Cognitive Training of Athletes
Jocelyn Faubert and Lee Sidebottom
Special Issue on Psychophysiology and Neuroscience in Sport: Final Thoughts