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Narcissism, Big Five Personality Traits, and Performance in Temporary Teams: An Investigation of League of Legends

As one of the largest gaming populations, both casually and competitively, League of Legends offers significant advantages for researchers investigating both physical and psychological components of performance. In this study, researchers wanted to explore behavioral trends associated with ranked in-game performance. Previous research has shown that positive, efficient communication is associated with higher in-game rankings,

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Self-Regulation, Stress Appraisal, and Esport Action Performance

This study titled “Self-regulation, stress appraisal, and esport action performance” investigates how self-regulation may affect performance and compares self-regulation skills among athletes at different levels of competition and across different game titles. Within this study, self-regulation is defined as the cyclical capacity to plan, guide, and monitor one’s behavior; given the significant internal/cognitive and external

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Consciousness in Gaming – Global Workspace Dynamics: Cortical “Binding and Propagation” Enables Conscious Contents

In this journal club video presentation, Reid “x0tek” Johnson (former Cloud9 esports coach) breaks down this article’s discussion of brain function and consciousness in gaming which has direct applications to cognitive performance in competitive gaming. Understanding how the brain processes information, maintains focus, and stores memories can be leveraged to help gamers improve their skills

Transtheoretical Model Is Better Predictor of Physiological Stress than Perceived Stress Scale and Work Ability Index among Office Workers

Stress and burnout are no strangers to the average person, and even less so to those that are employed in some way or form. One popular prescription to remedy distress is physical activity. Farrona and colleagues explored perceived stress, stress responses, work ability, and physical activity through the transtheoretical model (TTM). Through these different variables

Esports Sleep Characteristics and Mood of Professional Esports Athletes: A Multi-National Study

Medical resident Arjun “Llod” Malhotra breaks down some esports-specific research as conducted by Australian and South Korean teams. For an added bonus, check out the recent journal club presentations from Arnaud van Marcke and Cagla Melep to apply practical, actionable interventions for your players! Watch here: https://youtu.be/OmN9RnR0Njg

Sleep and the Athlete: Narrative Review and 2021 Expert Consensus Recommendations
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Sleep and the Athlete: Narrative Review and 2021 Expert Consensus Recommendations

Çağla Melep, physiotherapist, reviews the most up-to-date sleep and performance recommendations for athletes and discusses how they can be applied to esports competitors as well in this month’s Esports Health and Performance Institute Journal Club.

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ESPORTS PSYCHOLOGY: Esports and Traditional Sports Players: An Exploration of Psychosocial Profile

In addition to physical health and performance, esports psychology and mental performance skills are prominent areas of focus in esports medicine research. With many of its online players putting in hours each week to enhance their cognitive and physical skills, competitive esports has grown to be comparable to sporting entities. Singh and colleagues (2022)  investigated

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Exercise-Related Cognitive Effects on Sensory-Motor Control in Athletes and Drummers Compared to Non-Athletes and Other Musicians

Watch on Youtube Source: Bianco V, Berchicci M, Perri RL, Quinzi F, Di Russo F. Exercise-related cognitive effects on sensory-motor control in athletes and drummers compared to non-athletes and other musicians. Neuroscience. 2017 Sep 30;360:39-47. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2017.07.059. Epub 2017 Jul 29. PMID: 28764939. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28764939/

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The Process of Behavioral Change in Individuals Who are Uninterested in Health: a Qualitative Study Based on Professional Health Knowledge (With Esports Medicine Applications)

The Process of Behavioral Change in Individuals Who are Uninterested in Health: a Qualitative Study Based on Professional Health Knowledge (With Esports Medicine Applications)

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