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The effect of mental fatigue on sport-specific psychomotor performance

  • June 24, 2021

Mental fatigue is a significant issue in daily life, with a major impact on both cognitive and physical performance. A recently published systematic review by the MFYS team (Habay et al., 2021; Sports Medicine) found that sport-specific psychomotor performance is also negatively affected by mental fatigue. These new insights are important for people working in sports domains where reaction time and accuracy play a key role (e.g. tennis, football, sprint events, golf, etc.). This scientific article also provides guidelines for further research, since the different underlying mechanisms of mental fatigue are still unclear.  

 

 

The full article can be accessed via the following link: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40279-021-01429-6