Ever been curious about the training regimen of elite athletes? Well, interactive metronome training may be one of the next ways to enhance performance.
What is Interactive Metronome Training?
Research continues to indicate that different sports movements necessitate specific actions from certain parts of the brain. Interactive metronome (IM) training (similar to neurofeedback training) involves monitoring brain wave activity in relation to an athlete’s optimal performance.
The main difference between IM training and neurofeedback training is the emphasis on promoting synchronized timing of the brain.
IM training utilizes sports headphones that are integrated with a computer (or several computers) to precisely measure specific motor movements in relation to cognitive response. The main idea is to train athletes to react faster through the use of auditory and visual devices.
The mind works in mysterious ways, so it is not always straightforward, but as technology increases you may see more and more elite athletes utilize some of this new technology, such as interactive metronome training, to gain a competitive edge.