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Ibero-American Journal of Exercise and Sports Psychology

LINK BETWEEN NEURODYNAMICS AND COGNITIVE FUNCTIONS AMONG ATHLETES PRACTICING DIFFERENT MARTIAL ARTS

Abstract

Georgiy Korobeynikov

Objective: to study a link between neurodynamic and cognitive functions among athletes practicing different martial arts. Methods: Three groups of elite athletes practicing various martial arts were examined: 28 wrestlers (age 20-28), 34 judokas (age 19-26) and 23 boxers (age 18-25). To study neurodynamic and cognitive functions the psycho-diagnostic complex «Multipsychometr-05» were used. Results: The results of investigation demonstrated high speed of information processing among wrestlers in comparison to others athletes. Simultaneously, this study revealed the predominance of impulsive motor reactions among boxers. The judokas are characterized by average speed of information processing and balanced nervous system. The analysis of nonverbal intelligence demonstrated reduced time for test completion among wrestlers and judokas. However, better test completion efficacy was demonstrated among boxers in comparison to other athletes. Conclusions: Major differences were revealed in perception speed and information processing among athletes representing different martial arts were discovered.

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