Reaction Time Improvements by Neural Bistability
It is thought and said worldwide that the improvement of the response time is caused by using the human memory.
This explanation is not correct because of the fact that activating the memory during ball games will cause a delay.
The new statement of Prof. Dr. Henk Koppelaar and others is that the Visual Performance training method MIEK using Stroboscopic glasses and other equipment moves the memory for observation and movement into a specofic spot in the brain with shorter responses as result.
They prove that despite this shift, the same capable behaviour is preserved, i.e. the behaviour is stable.
Why is the use of stroboscopic glasses part of the MIEK training method?
The use of stroboscopic glasses forces the athlete to deal more efficiently with what he sees. The athlete has fewer images avaiable. The athlete must learn to respond more adequately and therefore more efficiently.
This means that the athlete learns to respond to a certain situation faster with fewer images(information) per unit of time.
He needs fewer images to process the information and to convert the information into sport actions.
If the athlete takes off the glasses he will have more and more precise images(information) available again.
Further use of the MIEK training method will ensure that the new spot in the brain will move further and further back into the spinal cord.
It is literally pretty much the popular saying.
In short, the memory of athletes does not change, however the spot in the brain in which the movenemt is remembered changes. This is the MIEK training method all over.
Question is, why does our brain function like this if we become more and more competent?
Answer is, because of the fact that the lines to the muscles have to become shorter and shorter without the intervention of memory and thinking.
Shouldn’t you consider both?
By means of the MIEK training method the athlete develops the ability to repond adequately to changed circumstances with fewer images.
The movement itself is stored in the sensor-motor system, however this has been moved to a specific spot in the brain by using the MIEK training method with shorter resposes as result.
This is a Chinese/Swiss Publisher.
The scientific article by Prof. Dr. Henk Koppelaar and others is published in the magazine “Behavioral Sciences”.
The article is called:
Reaction Time Improvements by Neural Bistability.