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Health - Sport - 15.07.2024
UCalgary researchers tackle rodeo participant safety in groundbreaking study on brain mechanisms pre- and post-event
UCalgary researchers tackle rodeo participant safety in groundbreaking study on brain mechanisms pre- and post-event
UCalgary researchers tackle rodeo participant safety in groundbreaking study on brain mechanisms preand post-event Most people head to the rodeo for the thrill of watching the fearless athletes compete, but this year University of Calgary master's student Raelyn Javra is rodeo-bound in pursuit of science and improving athlete safety.

Sport - 03.07.2024
’Open-washing’ generative AI: how Meta, Google and others feign openness
The past year has seen a steep rise in generative AI systems that claim to be open. But how open are they really? New research shows there's widespread practice of 'open-washing' by companies like Meta and Google: claiming brownie points for openness while evading actual scrutiny. The question of what counts as open source in generative AI takes on particular importance in light of the EU AI Act that regulates "open source" models differently, creating an urgent need for practical openness assessment.

Sport - Health - 05.06.2024
Women’s mental agility is better when they’re on their period
Participants reacted quicker and made fewer errors during menstruation, despite believing their performance would be worse, according to new research from UCL and the Institute of Sport, Exercise & Health (ISEH). The study, published in Neuropsychologia , is the first to assess sport-related cognition during the menstrual cycle and is part of a larger research project supported by the FIFA Research Scholarship.

Psychology - Sport - 16.05.2024
Movement Coordination Leads to Identification
When members of a group successfully coordinate their movements with one another, this leads to a stronger sense of togetherness. This was shown by a recent study by the Universities of Würzburg and Regensburg. People who feel connected to each other find it easier to coordinate their actions. They therefore perform better in tasks that require good coordination.

Sport - 30.04.2024
When Pros Choke under Pressure
When Pros Choke under Pressure
When the stakes are high, many athletes find that their mind is playing a trick on them. Still, not all'of them do. Professional athletes often lose their nerves when the pressure gets too high. This phenomenon - known as choking under pressure - is being researched by Professor Christoph Bühren from Ruhr University Bochum, Germany.

Sport - 08.04.2024
A friendly pat on the back can improve performance in basketball
A friendly pat on the back can improve performance in basketball
A free throw in basketball will have every eye glued to one person. It's an intensely stressful situation. A research team led by the University of Basel studied whether a friendly tap on the shoulder increases the odds of making a shot. In difficult situations, physical touch like a hug or a pat on the back can reduce stress.

Sport - 15.03.2024
Difficult teens can benefit from sport
Physical activity is good for young people with volatile temperaments or living in dysfunctional families - but only under certain conditions, UdeM researchers find. A new study has found that high levels of physical activity in early adolescence can reduce depressive symptoms in young people who have difficult temperaments, come from low-income families or are exposed to family dysfunction.

Sport - 11.03.2024
Going top shelf with AI to better track hockey data
Going top shelf with AI to better track hockey data
Waterloo researchers get an assist from AI in identifying hockey players with greater accuracy and speed Researchers from the University of Waterloo got a valuable assist from artificial intelligence (AI) tools to help capture and analyze data from professional hockey games faster and more accurately than ever before, with big implications for the business of sports.

Health - Sport - 07.03.2024
Taking women's bodies into account: the impact of the menstrual cycle and contraception on sports performance
Taking women’s bodies into account: the impact of the menstrual cycle and contraception on sports performance
Researcher Marine Carpentier (Laboratoire de physiologie cardio-respiratoire à l'effort) tackles a blind spot in motor science research: the influence of the menstrual cycle and hormonal contraception on sports performance. On this International Women's Rights Day, she shares her findings, initial hypotheses and research prospects with us .

Sport - Pedagogy - 26.02.2024
Young men have more gender stereotypes in sport than women
Young men have more gender stereotypes in sport than women
Researchers from the Universitat de València and the Catholic University of Valencia have demonstrated a change of mentality towards gender stereotypes in sport in young men.

Health - Sport - 16.02.2024
Can smells improve your athletic performance?
Yes, they can, says Mathieu Cournoyer, a master's student in human kinetics who's done a review of 19 studies on the topic. Did you know that the scent of peppermint can make you run faster? That a whiff of ammonia will make you do a few more push-ups than usual? Or that the fragrance of jasmine can improve your bowling score? Those and other findings were made by Mathieu Cournoyer, a master's student in UdeM's School of Kinesiology and Human Kinetics, who reviewed 19 studies on the effect of olfactory stimulation on physical activity.

Sport - Health - 15.02.2024
School uniform policies linked to students getting less exercise
School uniform policies linked to students getting less exercise
School uniform policies could be restricting young people from being active, particularly primary school-aged girls, new research suggests. Social norms and expectations tend to influence what they feel they can do in these clothes. Unfortunately, when it comes to promoting physical health, that's a problem Esther van Sluijs The University of Cambridge study used data about the physical activity participation of more than a million five-to-17-year-olds internationally.

Health - Sport - 08.02.2024
Keeping track: doctor monitors your heart at home
Keeping track: doctor monitors your heart at home
On January 8, professor and cardiologist Hareld Kemps will hold his oration within the Department of Industrial Design. To improve supervision of patients with chronic heart failure, Hareld Kemps, a cardiologist specializing in sports, took inspiration from the professional soccer players and cyclists that come see him.

Sport - Health - 05.02.2024
Sticking with sport during school years linked to academic success
First longitudinal study following Australian children's sports participation and academic outcomes As school and summer sports resume, a new study from the University of Sydney finds links between kids' long-term participation in sport and increased academic performance, including impacts on NAPLAN scores, absenteeism and likelihood to attend university.

Health - Sport - 29.01.2024
Longer term impact of sport-related brain injuries
Study reveals longer term impact of sport-related brain injuries Almost half of people who suffer a sports-related traumatic brain injury are still experiencing physical symptoms after six months, according to new research Almost half of people who suffer a sports-related traumatic brain injury are still experiencing physical symptoms after six months, according to new research.