Real or perceived fatigue during the Cape Argus Cycle Tour

Posted by on Mar 15, 2010 in Cognitive Neuroscience, Sports Psychology | 3 comments

I have talked about the perception of fatigue. In my previous post I mentioned that Professor Tim Noakes states that “the brain, when it senses that the athlete is overstretching him- or herself, sets off a series of sensations that the body translates as symptoms of fatigue. The brain does so to protect itself, the heart and the rest of the body. “Its main function is to make sure you don’t get into trouble in whatever exercise...

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Mind Over Matter – Prior experience and the perception of fatigue

Posted by on Jan 14, 2010 in Cognitive Neuroscience, Sports Psychology | 2 comments

Continuing on the topic of mind over matter, and specifically in relation to exercise, I am reminded of some work done by Professor Tim Noakes several years ago. Professor Noakes challenged a long established belief that fatigue originates in the muscles (when the muscles run out of oxygen, glycogen or ATP), or when there is too much lactic acid. This model was called the “Limitations Model”. Rather, Noakes and his colleagues...

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Mind over Matter – How our mood influences our immune system

Posted by on Jan 13, 2010 in Psychology, Sports Psychology | 0 comments

Over the Christmas holidays I’ve  been doing a fair amount of training in preparation for the race I’ve entered. Despite getting up before dawn during my holidays, I found I was highly motivated, full of energy and putting in some personal bests on various rides and runs. That stopped on Monday, my first day back in the office.I woke up feeling somewhat blue with the idea that the holiday had ended. I would much rather be out...

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The psychology of goal setting

Posted by on Jan 3, 2010 in Psychology, Sports Psychology | 0 comments

Nassim Nicholas Taleb describes his book, “The Black Swan“, as a book about confirmation bias. The black swan is very rare, and if you had never seen nor heard of a black swan you might be inclined to say that they do not exist. In an effort to make sense of the world, we create schema, or mental images of how things are (and should be). Furthermore, we tend to search for information that confirms our schema. Let’s say that my...

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