Sport Psychology: New Publication

New paper on the use of functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) in sport psychology research.

fNIRS is a neuroimaging technique that has a comparatively low susceptibility to movement artifacts and has a high portability. These properties make fNIRS a promising addition to methods currently used for sport psychology research. In the paper, Wanja Wolff introduces basic physical principles of fNIRS and discusses the relative strengths and limitations of this method for sport psychology research. The paper is published in the "Zeitschrift für Sportpsychologie" and is written in German.

 At the chair of sport psychology, we use fNIRS primarily to monitor activity in prefrontal cortex areas. Specifically, we use fNIRS in our research on cortical processes during self-controlled sports performance (click here to learn more).