Integration of brain activity, neurophysiology and neuromechanics in cycling performance: A conceptual framework

Nurul Farha Zainuddin, Mohd Najeb Jamaludin, Izwyn Zulkapri, Abdul Hafidz Omar

Abstract


Neuroscience is a discipline in cycling performance that has become increasingly significant as methodologies developed and progressed. The methodological approach that incorporated with technological advancement such as electroencephalogram (EEG) contributes to the vast novelty in the area of sports neuroscience. As the nature of cycling performance works much with human and mechanical components associated with cardiovascular function and muscular force production, it directly involves the elements of neurophysiology and neuromechanics in applying sports science towards cycling performances. The integration of these two sub-disciplines of neuroscience has connected with brain activity function. Therefore, the authors aimed to develop a conceptual framework integrating brain activity into physiological and biomechanical function mainly in cycling performance. Based on this conceptual framework, it will offer a direction for future studies related to brain activity, neurophysiology and neuromechanics.

Keywords


cycling, brain activity, neurophysiology, neuromechanics

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15282/mohe.v8i2.219