The Sports Brain Science Project is conducting research into methods to support improvements in sports performance. It is not, however, simply a study of ways to enhance muscular strength and cardiopulmonary function. The research aims to explore methodology for effectively improving performance to enable athletes to gain optimal control over their bodies and foster a better command of their mental state.
Such aims call for brain science knowledge that can unlock the mysteries of “implicit brain functions”, as well as the application of advanced info-communication technology (ICT). The goal is to establish new training methods capitalizing on recently gained knowledge in the field of brain science, as well as using the latest ICT, such as wearable sensors, virtual reality and machine learning, to collect and analyze big data. This is research to “train the athletic brain”.