NEWS AND ARTICLES

Post-Image

STROBOSCOPIC TRAINING IMPROVES SHORT-TERM MEMORY

10.08.17

The visual system has developed to transform an undifferentiated and continuous flow of information into discrete and manageable representations, and this ability rests primarily on the uninterrupted nature of the input. Here we explore the impact of altering how visual information is accumulated over time by assessing how intermittent vision influences memory retention. Previous work has shown that intermittent, or stroboscopic, visual training (i.e., practicing while only experiencing snapshots of vision) can enhance visual–motor control and visual cognition, yet many questions remain unanswered about the mechanisms that are altered. (more…)

Learn More
Post-Image

MAPPING THE STRUCTURE OF PERCEPTUAL AND VISUAL-MOTOR ABILITIES

01.05.15

The ability to quickly detect and respond to visual stimuli in the environment is critical to many human activities. While such perceptual and visual–motor skills are important in a myriad of contexts, considerable variability exists between individuals in these abilities. To better understand the sources of this variability, we assessed perceptual and visual–motor skills in a large sample of 230 healthy individuals (more…)

Learn More
Post-Image

NEUROPLASTICITY FOLLOWING ACL INJURY

01.01.15

The neuroplastic effects of anterior cruciate ligament injury have recently become more evident, demonstrating underlying nervous system changes in addition to the expected mechanical alterations associated with injury. Interventions to mitigate these detrimental neuroplastic effects, along with the established biomechanical changes, need to be considered in the rehabilitation process and return-to-play progressions. (more…)

Learn More
Post-Image

PREDICTING ICE HOCKEY PERFORMANCE

25.08.14

Abstract In the growing field of sports vision little is still known about unique attributes of visual processing in ice hockey and what role visual processing plays in the overall athlete’s performance. In the present study we evaluated whether visual, perceptual and cognitive/motor variables collected using the Nike SPARQ Sensory Training Station have significant relevance to the real game statistics of 38 Division I collegiate male and female hockey players. (more…)

Learn More
Post-Image

ENHANCING ICE HOCKEY SKILLS

01.11.13

Recent research has suggested that a new sport training tool may enhance vision, attention, and response timing. The tool, stroboscopic eyewear, includes lenses that alternate between transparent and opaque states to produce stroboscopic visual conditions. Previous research has demonstrated that stroboscopic training can improve visual abilities, but can stroboscopic
training aff ect sport performance directly? The current pilot study explored this question by assessing athletic skill in professional ice hockey players. (more…)

Learn More
Post-Image

SENSORY PERFORMANCE AND HEAD IMPACT BIOMECHANICS

10.07.13

The development of prevention strategies is critical to address the rising prevalence of sport-related concussions. Visual and sensory performance may influence an individual’s ability to interpret environmental cues, anticipate opponents’ actions, and create appropriate motor responses limiting the severity of an impending head impact. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between traditional and visual sensory reaction time measures, (more…)

Learn More
Post-Image

STROBOSCOPIC VISION TRAINING AND DYNAMIC VISUAL ACUITY

10.04.13

The field of sports vision is continuing to grow, with athletes seeing the benefit of incorporating vision drills as part of their training regimen. Dynamic visual acuity (DVA) is a very important aspect of the visual system and is necessary for sport, providing the ability to track a moving object while our head is moving. A recently released product called the Nike Vapor Strobe® Eyewear introduces a stroboscopic effect to vision training. (more…)

Learn More
Post-Image

STROBOSCOPIC TRAINING ENHANCES ANTICIPATORY TIMING

12.10.12

The dynamic aspects of sports often place heavy demands on visual processing. As such, an important goal for sports training should be to enhance visual abilities. Recent research has suggested that training in a stroboscopic environment, where visual experiences alternate between visible and obscured, may provide a means of improving attentional and visual abilities. The current study explored whether stroboscopic training could impact anticipatory timing—the ability to predict where a moving stimulus will be at a specific point in time. (more…)

Learn More
Post-Image

VISUAL COGNITION AND STROBOSCOPIC TRAINING

08.10.11

Humans have a remarkable capacity to learn and adapt, but surprisingly little research has demonstrated generalized learning in which new skills and strategies can be used flexibly across a range of tasks and contexts. In the present work we examined whether generalized learning could result from visual–motor training under stroboscopic visual conditions. Individuals were assigned to either an experimental condition that trained with stroboscopic eyewear or to a control condition that underwent identical training with non-stroboscopic eyewear. (more…)

Learn More
Post-Image

SENSORY STATION RELIABILITY

01.06.11

Athletes have demonstrated better visual abilities than nonathletes. A vision assessment for an athlete should include methods to evaluate the quality of visual performance skills in the most appropriate, accurate, and repeatable manner. This study determines the reliability of the visual performance measures assessed with a computer-based system, known as the Nike Sensory Station. (more…)

Learn More

Read All

Read a few