Brain and Body in Sport and Exercise: Biofeedback Applications in Performance Enhancement

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Boris Blumenstein, Michael Bar-Eli, Gershon Tenenbaum
Wiley, May 30, 2002 - Psychology - 133 pages
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Biofeedback (BFB) in practical sport and exercise is under used and misunderstood, despite recent remarkable technical advances. It is a vital method of training athletes which increases individual awareness and control over the body and reduces habitual physiological tensions.

Written by leading international experts, this ground-breaking book brings together, for the first time, current research and applications and shows how different BFB approaches can be used in various sports. Unique features of this book include:

  • How to transfer BFB training from the lab to the field

  • BFB intervention for the daily training process

  • BFB training geared to a specific sport

  • How to measure athletic self-regulation

  • An appendix detailing the latest BFB devices
"Brain and Body in Sport and Exercise: Biofeedback Applications in Performance Enhancement" is an essential resource, not only for the specialist in sport psychology, but also for practitioners such as athletes, coaches and physical education teachers and students interested in the area of sport psychophysiology and biofeedback.

"This text is long overdue and combines knowledge gained through psychophysiological research and applied to the implementation of biofeedback techniques with athletes. In my view there is no comparable publication to date. It should be useful as a resource for students and practitioners alike." Dr Jan Graydon, Head of Sports Studies, University College Chichester, UK

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Psychophysiology and Athletic Performance
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About the author (2002)

Blumenstein is the head of the Sport Psychology Section and Biofeedback Laboratory at the Ribstein Center for Sport Medicine Sciences and Research, Wingate Institute, Netanya, Israel.

Bar-Eli is an associate professor in the Department of Business Administration, School of Management, Ben-Gurion University of the Negrev, Beer-Sheva; and Senior Researcher at the Ribstein Center for Sport Medicine Sciences and Research, Wingate Institute, Netanya, Israel. He is an expert in sports psychology and sociology.

Gershon Tenenbaum, PhD, is Benjamin S. Bloom Professor of Educational Psychology and Professor of Sport and Exercise Psychology at Florida State University. He is a former director of the Ribstein Center for Research and Sport Medicine at the Wingate Institute in Israel, and coordinator of the graduate program in sport psychology at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. From 1997 to 2001 he was President of the International Society of Sport Psychology, and from1996 2008 served as Editor of the "International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology." He has published extensively in psychology and sport psychology in the areas of expertise and decision making; linking emotions, cognitions, and motor systems; psychometrics; and coping with physical effort experiences. Dr. Tenenbaum has written and edited several books. In 2012 he edited "Measurement in Sport and Exercise Psychology" (with Robert C. Eklund and Akihito Kamata); "Case Studies in Applied Psychophysiology: Neurofeedback and Biofeedback Treatments for Advances in Human Performance" (with William A. Edmonds), and the "Handbook of Sport Psychology"", " 3rd Edition (with Robert C. Eklund). Dr. Tenenbaum has received several awards for his academic and scientific achievements, such as the Distinguished Scientific and Research Contributions to Exercise and Sport Psychology Award from the American Psychological Association, Division 47 Exercise and Sport Psychology, The International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP) Presidential Award, The ISSP Honor Award, The ISSP Distinguished International Scholar Award, and the Journal of Educational Research s Harold E. Mitzel Award for Meritorious Contribution to Educational Practice through Research. He is a member of several professional organizations and a fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 47), Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology, and the American Academy of Kinesiology. Dr. Tenenbaum is a scientific advisor to the Israeli Olympic Committee and has been invited to lecture in many conferences and for organizations worldwide.

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