Lectures on brain training, in the context of Lausanne 2020, at the University of Lausanne (UNIL)
A series of free lectures, which are open to all, on brain training for athletes, has begun at UNIL as part of the Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games.
Brain training aims to teach athletes' brains to become more aware of information and to help them to take decisions which are both correct and speedy. Acknowledged experts from the four corners of the world have been invited to give a lecture in this series. In all, there are four sessions on the methods and technologies used in brain training, including hypnosis and electrodes.
The goal is to discuss the risks and fears surrounding these methods, as well as their legitimacy. The challenge is also to optimise and to personalise brain training techniques.
The next lecture will take place on Tuesday, October 1st, on the topic, 'Boosting performance with placebos : Is it doping? Is it detectable?', presented by Professor Fabrizio Benedetti of the University of Turin.
Lecture Programme in room 414 in the Amphimax, UNIL, from 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm:
Tuesday, October 1st : Boosting performance with placebos : Is it doping? Is it detectable? Prof. Fabrizio Benedetti, University of Turin.
Tuesday, November 5th: Neurodoping - can zapping the brain enhance sporting performance? Dr. Lex Mauger, University of Kent.
Tuesday, December 3rd: The power of the imagination in achieving optimal performance. Prof. Aymeric Guillot, University Claude Bernard Lyon 1.
Further information on UNIL’s website: https://news.unil.ch/display?id=1566810476900