A1 Journal article (refereed)
Enhanced inhibitory control during re-engagement processing in badminton athletes : An event-related potential study (2019)

Chen, J., Li, Y., Zhang, G., Jin, X., Lu, Y., & Zhou, C. (2019). Enhanced inhibitory control during re-engagement processing in badminton athletes : An event-related potential study. Journal of Sport and Health Science, 8(6), 585-594. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jshs.2019.05.005

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Chen, Jiacheng; Li, Yanan; Zhang, Guanghui; Jin, Xinhong; Lu, Yingzhi; Zhou, Chenglin

Journal or series: Journal of Sport and Health Science

ISSN: 2095-2546

eISSN: 2213-2961

Publication year: 2019

Volume: 8

Issue number: 6

Pages range: 585-594

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication country: Netherlands

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jshs.2019.05.005

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/66075


Purpose: The purpose of present study was to investigate the impact of sport experience on response inhibition and response re-engagement in expert badminton athletes during the stop-signal task and change-signal task.Methods: A total of 19 badminton athletes and 20 nonathletes performed both the stop-signal task and change-signal task. Reaction times (RTs)and event-related potentials were recorded and analyzed. Results: Behavioral results indicated that badminton athletes responded faster than nonathletes to go stimuli and to change signals, with faster change RTs and change-signal RTs, which take into consideration the variable stimulus onset time mean. During successful change trials in the change-signal task, the amplitudes of the event-related potential components N2 and P3 were smaller for badminton athletes than for nonathletes. Moreover, change-signal RTs and N2 amplitudes as well as change RTs and P3 amplitudes were significantly correlated in badminton athletes. A significant correlation was also found between the amplitude of the event-related potential component N1 and response accuracy to change signals in badminton athletes. Conclusion: Moderation of brain cortical activity in badminton athletes was more associated with their ability to rapidly inhibit a planned movement and reengage with a new movement compared with nonathletes. The superior inhibitory control and more efficient neural mechanisms in badminton athletes compared with nonathletes might be a result of badminton athletes’ professional training experience.

Keywords: cognitive neuroscience; motor functions; reactions; athletes; badminton players

Free keywords: badminton athletes; change-signal task; ERPs; inhibitory control; stop-signal task

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2019

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