Expert performance: Its structure and acquisition. Ericsson, K. Anders, and Charness, Neil. (1994). American psychologist, 49, no. 8: 725. DOI: 10.1037/0003-066X.49.8.725
The 10,000-hour rule was observed in the acquisition of masters along with the contributions of unstructured practice versus structured and deliberate practice. The role that effective coaching can play in supporting mastery at even faster rates of acquisition.
Brain plasticity-based therapeutics. (2014). Merzenich, Michael M., Van Vlett, Thomas M., and Nahum, M. (2014). Frontiers in human neuroscience, 8: 385. DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00385
The neuroplastic processes of the brain are continuous and bi-directional. The brain is constantly changing to best represent our important life experiences and challenges. These experiences include positive remodeling and improvements as well as negative experiences that can undue prior improvements or create performance plateaus. Seeking beneficial experiences are just as important as avoiding “bad practice” or negative learning experiences.
Neurocognitive Measures Dissociate Elite Athletes In Rugby By Position, (2018). Nugent, T.F., Miller, S.L., Kruse, A. and Bach, D.Society For Neuroscience, 2018 Annual Meeting, San Diego Ca. 10.13140/RG.2.2.25775.59042
In the current study, we administered elite professional athletes a sequence of computer-based neurobehavioral tasks that systematically increase task processing demands while requiring rapid and accurate motor responses. Concurrent brain recordings, using EEG, during the testing provided us with a real-time link between the neural, behavioral, and cognitive processes of the team of world-class athletes. Results from this study should provide insights into our understanding of new tools to enhance, differentiate, and/or remediate the neurocognitive performance of elite athletes.
An Investigation of Computer-based Brain Training on the Cognitive and EEG Performance of Employees. (2019). Miller, S.L., Chelian, S., Mcburnett, Tsou, W. and Kruse, A. Conference proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference pages 1-4. 10.1109/EMBC.2019.8856758
A two-group, quasi-experimental, pre-and post-test intervention design was used to study the neurophysiological outcomes of performance-based neuroplasticity training. On pre-training measures of neurocognitive performance, group differences in performance did not reach statistical significance. Following the training, participants experienced an increase in cognitive efficiency from the program as measured in three ways: increased standardized test performance, an EEG-based measure of workload, and positive self-reported data in the workplace.