Wanja Wolff, J. Thürmer, Kim-Marie Stadler and Julia Schüler

Ready, set, go: Cortical hemodynamics during self-controlled sprint starts.

Psychology of Sport and Exercise

Successful sprint starts require self-control: Athletes need to avoid a false start (impulse control) and at the same time need to start as fast as possible (action initiation). Research from cognitive neuroscience shows that such self-control acts hinge on activity in areas in the lateral Prefrontal Cortex (lPFC). We are harnessing these findings in order to accurately analyze and better understand the neural basis of self-controlled sprint start Performance.