Train Your Brain:
A Visit to the Sport Psychologist’s
Office
Welcome to your “Train Your Brain” work out
session. I’m Spencer, the team sport psychologist. One
of the techniques used ...
Let me introduce you to our
NeuroElectroStimulator (NES). I call
NESy for short.
Have a seat, I’ll turn it on. NESy’s he
w...
Before we get started, I’d like to tell
your goals for this training session. Y
are to be sure you
•learn the names of the...
As a football player dedicated to your c
it is assumed that you have read over th
playbook (i.e., your textbook) before
pa...
Consciousness

Body

Zoom In

Zoom Out

Turn Righ
Turn Left

NESY’s Right Hand Monitor
On NESy’s monitor, you can now see ...
Consciousness

Body

Zoom In

Zoom Out

Turn Righ
Turn Left

NESY’s Right Hand Monitor
Don’t click on the structures yet! ...
Consciousness

Body

Zoom In

Zoom Out

Turn Righ
Turn Left

NESY’s Right Hand Monitor
As you may know from your
Neurocomm...
Consciousness

Body

Zoom In

Zoom Out

Turn Righ
Turn Left

NESY’s Right Hand Monitor
Throughout this training, I’ll tell...
Consciousness

Body

Zoom In

Zoom Out

Turn Righ
Turn Left

NESY’s Right Hand Monitor
If you’d like to view a deeper brai...
Consciousness

Body

Zoom In

Zoom Out

Turn Righ
Turn Left

NESY’s Right Hand Monitor
There are 2 structures (motor and s...
Consciousness

Body

Zoom In

Zoom Out

Turn Righ
Turn Left

NESY’s Left Hand Monitor
When you stimulate a brain area, nor...
Consciousness

Body

Zoom In

Zoom Out

Turn Righ
Turn Left

NESY’s Left Hand Monitor
Instead, NESy will display what your...
NESy’s Helmet

Description of NESy
Images of Brain

Controllers for
Brain Imager
Zoom In
Zoom Out
Turn Right

Outer Brain
...
Outer Most View of Brain
Frontal
Lobe

Occipital
Lobe

Parietal
Lobe

Temporal
Lobe
Outer Most View of Brain:
Motor & Somatosensory Cortices
Motor
Cortex

If Motor Cortex is
double clicked
then display this...
1 Deeper View
st

Amygdala

Thalamus

Hypothalamus
Hippocampus
Thalamus

Deepest View

Reticular
Formation

Cerebellum

Medulla
Hypothalamus
NeuroTraining
The really cool thing about NESy is that it
allows you to train your brain by merely
clicking the mouse. Let...
NeuroTraining
If you click on the correct brain areas during this
training, you will become a super athlete. If you
click ...
3 Phases of NeuroTraining
There will be 3 phases to your training:
1.
2.
3.

Basic Training: you will learn the names and
...
Let’s Begin Basic NeuroTraining
Remember your job will be to
1. Read the task posed to you
2. Find the correct brain struc...
Neurotraining: An Example of a
Basic Training Task
• Description of 1st Task:
– Stimulate the correct brain structure so t...
Changes in
st
NESy for 1
Task

Stimulate the correct
Stimulate the correct
brain structure so that
brain structure so that...
Description of Each Basic Training Task, Student
Behavior and Brain imagery, Consciousness &
Bodily Changes in NESy
Description of Each Task, Student Behavior and
Brain imagery, Consciousness & Bodily Changes
in NESy
Description of Each Basic Training Task, Student
Behavior and Brain imagery, Consciousness &
Bodily Changes in NESy
Description of Each Basic Training Task, Student
Behavior and Brain imagery, Consciousness &
Bodily Changes in NESy
Description of Each Basic Training Task, Student
Behavior and Brain imagery, Consciousness &
Bodily Changes in NESy
Basic Training Completed
Congrats, you’ve completed Basic Training.
You can see your score so you can tell how
well you di...
NeuroTraining: Timed Training
The next phase of your NeuroTraining, if you
chose to accept it, is designed to hone your
sk...
Description of Each Timed Training Task,
Student Behavior and Brain imagery,
Consciousness & Bodily Changes in NESy
Functi...
Description of Each Basic Training Task, Student
Behavior and Brain imagery, Consciousness &
Bodily Changes in NESy
Description of Each Basic Training Task, Student
Behavior and Brain imagery, Consciousness &
Bodily Changes in NESy
“See t...
Description of Each Basic Training Task, Student
Behavior and Brain imagery, Consciousness &
Bodily Changes in NESy
Description of Each Basic Training Task, Student
Behavior and Brain imagery, Consciousness &
Bodily Changes in NESy
“Wake ...
Description of Each Timed Training Task,
Student Behavior and Brain imagery,
Consciousness & Bodily Changes in NESy
Struct...
Description of Each Timed Training Task,
Student Behavior and Brain imagery,
Consciousness & Bodily Changes in NESy
Description of Each Timed Training Task,
Student Behavior and Brain imagery,
Consciousness & Bodily Changes in NESy
Timed Training Completed
Congrats, you’ve completed Timed Training.
You can see your score so you can tell how
well you di...
NeuroTraining: Sequential Training
The 3rd and final stage of your Neurotraining will help
you (i.e., your brain) put it a...
Description of Each Sequential Training Task,
Student Behavior and Brain imagery,
Consciousness & Bodily Changes in NESy
Description of Each Sequential Training Task,
Student Behavior and Brain imagery,
Consciousness & Bodily Changes in NESy
Description of Each Sequential Training Task,
Student Behavior and Brain imagery,
Consciousness & Bodily Changes in NESy
Scores

Completion of Training Your Brain

Basic =
Timed =
Sequential =
Total =

With completion of your Neurotraining, th...
The Big Game
You will now complete 10 tasks as you did during
Basic Training. You will receive your score at the end
of tr...
Description of Each Big Game Task, Student
Behavior and Brain imagery
Description of Each Big Game Task, Student
Behavior and Brain imagery
Description of Each Big Game Task, Student
Behavior and Brain imagery
Completion of The Big Game
We’ve kept your stats while you were playing the
game. This is your score [blank]. As your coac...
Appendix A:
Images for Consciousness & Body
Images for Consciousness & Body
Images for Consciousness & Body
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  1. 1. Train Your Brain: A Visit to the Sport Psychologist’s Office
  2. 2. Welcome to your “Train Your Brain” work out session. I’m Spencer, the team sport psychologist. One of the techniques used to train one’s brain without actually being on the football field, is to mentally visualize what you would do when given a football play within your mind (this is an actual technique used to increase athletic performance). However, there have been great developments in neuroscience and we will be using a brand new piece of equipment. Instead of mentally visualizing the action, we will use a machine to electrically stimulate the appropriate areas of the brain to activate those areas necessary for making decisions, seeing, hearing, increasing heart rate, etc. By electrically stimulating the brain region, we will strengthen neural pathways so that when you actually play football on the field, those pathways will automatically pass the needed information to each area of the brain to do what you want to do. Yes, I know it’s complicated but give it a chance. 2
  3. 3. Let me introduce you to our NeuroElectroStimulator (NES). I call NESy for short. Have a seat, I’ll turn it on. NESy’s he will lower onto your head and the monitors will swing in front of you.
  4. 4. Before we get started, I’d like to tell your goals for this training session. Y are to be sure you •learn the names of the primary brain structures •learn the locations of those structure •and, very importantly, learn the func of those structures.
  5. 5. As a football player dedicated to your c it is assumed that you have read over th playbook (i.e., your textbook) before participating in these training sessions. you haven’t, you should at least have it during them. Even taking a few notes couldn’t hurt. Good luck with your trai Now let’s familiarize you with NESy.
  6. 6. Consciousness Body Zoom In Zoom Out Turn Righ Turn Left NESY’s Right Hand Monitor On NESy’s monitor, you can now see an image of your brain within your head. I’d like you to use your mouse to rollover a part of the brain so you can learn its name or identify it if you already know it.
  7. 7. Consciousness Body Zoom In Zoom Out Turn Righ Turn Left NESY’s Right Hand Monitor Don’t click on the structures yet! NESy’s neuroelectrostimulator is not turned on. When you do click on a brain structure, you’ll be applying a very small electrical charge.
  8. 8. Consciousness Body Zoom In Zoom Out Turn Righ Turn Left NESY’s Right Hand Monitor As you may know from your Neurocommunication training, the brain uses electricity to communicate. So when you click on a brain structure you are causing that structure to electrically activate and do its natural job whether it’s moving a body part, or causing a conscious experience such as a thought, emotion or sensation.
  9. 9. Consciousness Body Zoom In Zoom Out Turn Righ Turn Left NESY’s Right Hand Monitor Throughout this training, I’ll tell you what thought, sensation or action I’d like you to have your brain perform. You will need to locate the correct structure and then click on it to activate it. I’ll need to tell you more about NESy before I set you loose.
  10. 10. Consciousness Body Zoom In Zoom Out Turn Righ Turn Left NESY’s Right Hand Monitor If you’d like to view a deeper brain structure just press on the Zoom In button. If you’d like to view the outer brain structures, click on Zoom Out. If you’d like to view the right side of the brain, click the right arrow and to view the left side, click the left arrow.
  11. 11. Consciousness Body Zoom In Zoom Out Turn Righ Turn Left NESY’s Right Hand Monitor There are 2 structures (motor and somatosensory cortices) you’ll need to zoom in on to activate properly. Click twice on those structures to zoom in. Click to the side to zoom back out. Ok, that’s all you need to know about NESy’s right hand monitor. Let me tell about its left hand monitor.
  12. 12. Consciousness Body Zoom In Zoom Out Turn Righ Turn Left NESY’s Left Hand Monitor When you stimulate a brain area, normally you’d have a conscious experience representing the function of that portion of the brain or your body would move. I have already injected you with a compound that will block your normal conscious & behavioral experience and make it so you don’t act out the result of activating portions of your brain.
  13. 13. Consciousness Body Zoom In Zoom Out Turn Righ Turn Left NESY’s Left Hand Monitor Instead, NESy will display what your mental experience or your body’s behavior would be, given the applied brain stimulation. You get to observe the conscious and behavioral changes on the left hand monitor. This makes it so body movements or extreme anger don’t get in the way of our training. NESy is cool, huh!!!
  14. 14. NESy’s Helmet Description of NESy Images of Brain Controllers for Brain Imager Zoom In Zoom Out Turn Right Outer Brain Deeper Structures Deepest Structures Turn Left Text Area Consciousness Body Electrostimulator
  15. 15. Outer Most View of Brain Frontal Lobe Occipital Lobe Parietal Lobe Temporal Lobe
  16. 16. Outer Most View of Brain: Motor & Somatosensory Cortices Motor Cortex If Motor Cortex is double clicked then display this Double click to zoom in Somatosensory Cortex If Somatosensory Double click to zoom in Cortex is double clicked then display this
  17. 17. 1 Deeper View st Amygdala Thalamus Hypothalamus Hippocampus
  18. 18. Thalamus Deepest View Reticular Formation Cerebellum Medulla Hypothalamus
  19. 19. NeuroTraining The really cool thing about NESy is that it allows you to train your brain by merely clicking the mouse. Let’s begin your training. I will pose you a training task (e.g., move your right leg) and you will use NESy to stimulate the appropriate brain area to complete that task. Your stimulation will strengthen connections with these brain structures, thus Training Your Brain. 19
  20. 20. NeuroTraining If you click on the correct brain areas during this training, you will become a super athlete. If you click on the incorrect brain area(s), you will train your brain incorrectly and become an even more lame football player than you already are. We’ll start off simple and gradually get more complex and related to football, although it will all be related to football and life in general. I will keep your score while you train. Obviously, your overall performance score will increase or decrease depending on your accurate use of NESy. Let us begin, Grasshopper. (Your Sport Psychologist is obviously old and watched too much TV in his youth) 20
  21. 21. 3 Phases of NeuroTraining There will be 3 phases to your training: 1. 2. 3. Basic Training: you will learn the names and functions of the structures of the brain Timed Training: you will repeat the essentials of basic training but you will need to accomplish each task within a set time. Sequential Training: you will need to accomplish a sequence of tasks. You will have the opportunity to return to any of the training sessions before it’s time for the Big Game. 21
  22. 22. Let’s Begin Basic NeuroTraining Remember your job will be to 1. Read the task posed to you 2. Find the correct brain structure 3. Stimulate that brain structure by using NESy’s electrostimulator. This will Train Your Brain. 4. You have 3 Goals. If you haven’t already learned them: a. You are to learn the names b. and locations of the brain structures c. You are to learn the function the brain structures serve 22
  23. 23. Neurotraining: An Example of a Basic Training Task • Description of 1st Task: – Stimulate the correct brain structure so that you can see my office. – Correct Response: Student gets to the Outer Layer of the brain, rolls over the back of the brain, it outlines and labels it the Occipital lobe and the student clicks any where in the area. – The conscious portion of NESy’s display shows a picture of the office. – 1 point is added to the student’s score. If the student clicks on any other brain structure, he/she looses a point.
  24. 24. Changes in st NESy for 1 Task Stimulate the correct Stimulate the correct brain structure so that brain structure so that you can see my office. you can see my office. Overall Score: 11pt. Overall Score: pt. Occipital Lobe Consciousness Zoom In Zoom Out Turn Right Turn Left Body
  25. 25. Description of Each Basic Training Task, Student Behavior and Brain imagery, Consciousness & Bodily Changes in NESy
  26. 26. Description of Each Task, Student Behavior and Brain imagery, Consciousness & Bodily Changes in NESy
  27. 27. Description of Each Basic Training Task, Student Behavior and Brain imagery, Consciousness & Bodily Changes in NESy
  28. 28. Description of Each Basic Training Task, Student Behavior and Brain imagery, Consciousness & Bodily Changes in NESy
  29. 29. Description of Each Basic Training Task, Student Behavior and Brain imagery, Consciousness & Bodily Changes in NESy
  30. 30. Basic Training Completed Congrats, you’ve completed Basic Training. You can see your score so you can tell how well you did. You can repeat the Basic Training by clicking on “Train Again” or you can proceed to your next step “Timed Training.” It’s your choice. The BIG GAME Score = Train Again Timed Training 30
  31. 31. NeuroTraining: Timed Training The next phase of your NeuroTraining, if you chose to accept it, is designed to hone your skills and knowledge. It is called Timed Training. You will perform the same kind of tasks you completed in Basic Training but the specific tasks posed will be different and each task will be timed. You must complete the task within the time provided. If you don’t complete the task in time, you will lose a point but then be allowed to repeat the task. Only your first attempt will act toward your score. If you finish the task with time to spare, you will earn bonus points. Try to get the highest score possible. Good luck! 31
  32. 32. Description of Each Timed Training Task, Student Behavior and Brain imagery, Consciousness & Bodily Changes in NESy Function Slides Student Task “Make a decision between playing a zone or man-to-man defense.” “Create the throwing motion in your right arm. (Sorry, lefties)” Correct Student Behavior & response of NESy’s Brain Imager Student gets to the Outer Layer of the brain, rolls over the front of the brain, it outlines and labels it the Frontal lobe. The student clicks any where in the area. Student gets to the Outer Layer of the brain, has to rotate the brain so that the Left hemisphere is viewed. He/she rolls over the posterior portion of the Frontal lobe, it outlines and labels it the Motor Cortex. The student double clicks on the Motor Cortex and the blow-up of the Motor cortex replaces the illustration of the brain. The student has to rollover the area of the cortex that then causes the outside to illustrate the arm. The student then stimulates the associated cortex. Changes in NESy’s display Consciousness: Show 2 defenses, highlight zone. Body: Doesn’t change Consciousness: Doesn’t change Body: Right arm acts like it’s passing a football.
  33. 33. Description of Each Basic Training Task, Student Behavior and Brain imagery, Consciousness & Bodily Changes in NESy
  34. 34. Description of Each Basic Training Task, Student Behavior and Brain imagery, Consciousness & Bodily Changes in NESy “See the football coming at your face from the right side of your visual field.” “Stimulate this area so you can more easily speak to your Sport Psychologist” “Stimulate this area so you can comprehend what play the quarterback is calling.” Do the adaptively right thing and become extremely frightened (of the huge guy across from you on the offensive line) Student gets to the Outer Layer of the brain, rolls over the back of the brain, it outlines and labels it the Occipital lobe and the student clicks any where in the area. Student gets to the Outer Layer of the brain, rotates the brain until he/she views the left hemisphere, rolls over the side of the brain, it outlines and labels it the Temporal lobe. The student clicks any where in the area. Student gets to the Outer Layer of the brain, rotates the brain until he/she views the left hemisphere, rolls over the side of the brain, it outlines and labels it the Temporal lobe. The student clicks any where in the area. Student goes to the Middle Layer of the brain, rolls over the red area on either side of the brain at the tip of the hippocampal horns, it outlines and labels them the Amygdala. The student clicks any where in the area. Consciousness: Football on right side of vision. Body: Doesn’t change Consciousness: Doesn’t change Body: Text bubble, “I love working with NESy.” Consciousness: You understand that you are to go long on the next play. Body: Doesn’t change Consciousness: See huge scary guy. Text says, “I’m shaking in my cleats!” Body: Doesn’t change
  35. 35. Description of Each Basic Training Task, Student Behavior and Brain imagery, Consciousness & Bodily Changes in NESy
  36. 36. Description of Each Basic Training Task, Student Behavior and Brain imagery, Consciousness & Bodily Changes in NESy “Wake up, you’ve got work to do.” “Tie your shoe laces.” “You need to breath more quickly” Student gets to the Deepest Layer of the brain, rolls over the inner portion of the brainstem, it outlines and labels it the Reticular Formation and the student clicks any where in the area. Student goes to the Deepest Layer of the brain, rolls over the structure hanging off the brainstem’s back, it outlines and labels it the Cerebellum and the student clicks any where in the area. Student gets to the Deepest Layer of the brain, rolls over the lump at the base of the brainstem, it outlines and labels it the Medulla and the student clicks any where in the area. Consciousness: Doesn’t change. Body: Zzzs in text bubble. Your eyes pop open suddenly Consciousness: Doesn’t change Body: Close up on shoes being tied. Consciousness: Doesn’t change Body: Entire chest moves in and out representing increased respiration.
  37. 37. Description of Each Timed Training Task, Student Behavior and Brain imagery, Consciousness & Bodily Changes in NESy Structure Slides
  38. 38. Description of Each Timed Training Task, Student Behavior and Brain imagery, Consciousness & Bodily Changes in NESy
  39. 39. Description of Each Timed Training Task, Student Behavior and Brain imagery, Consciousness & Bodily Changes in NESy
  40. 40. Timed Training Completed Congrats, you’ve completed Timed Training. You can see your score so you can tell how well you did. You can repeat the Timed Training by clicking on “Train Again” or you can proceed to your next step “Sequential Training.” It’s your choice. The BIG GAME Score = Train Again Sequential Training 40
  41. 41. NeuroTraining: Sequential Training The 3rd and final stage of your Neurotraining will help you (i.e., your brain) put it all together. I will give you a sequence of tasks, one at a time. You will need to stimulate the correct brain structure for each task. You will need to complete the sequence of tasks without making a single error to move forward in your training. You will earn points for each individual correct brain stimulation and extra points for stimulating the brain structures in the correct sequence. Further, there is not a time limit to complete the sequence but the faster you complete it, the more points you earn. I’ll start you with something simple and work our way up to something more complex. Good Luck & I Know You Can Do It! 41
  42. 42. Description of Each Sequential Training Task, Student Behavior and Brain imagery, Consciousness & Bodily Changes in NESy
  43. 43. Description of Each Sequential Training Task, Student Behavior and Brain imagery, Consciousness & Bodily Changes in NESy
  44. 44. Description of Each Sequential Training Task, Student Behavior and Brain imagery, Consciousness & Bodily Changes in NESy
  45. 45. Scores Completion of Training Your Brain Basic = Timed = Sequential = Total = With completion of your Neurotraining, the question is, are you ready for this week’s Big Game? Look at your scores for Basic Training, Timed Training, and Sequential Training. If you chose, you can return to any of the training sessions (Click on either Basic, Timed or Sequential training). But if you think you are ready, then click “The Big Game.” Basic Training Sequential Training Timed Training The BIG GAME 45
  46. 46. The Big Game You will now complete 10 tasks as you did during Basic Training. You will receive your score at the end of training and that score will be displayed in your scoreboard (it will be your grade for this lab). NESy’s labeling of ALL of the structures’ names and the changes in Consciousness & your Body will be turned off. I hope your Neurotraining, has prepared you well. Good luck, Grasshopper! 46
  47. 47. Description of Each Big Game Task, Student Behavior and Brain imagery
  48. 48. Description of Each Big Game Task, Student Behavior and Brain imagery
  49. 49. Description of Each Big Game Task, Student Behavior and Brain imagery
  50. 50. Completion of The Big Game We’ve kept your stats while you were playing the game. This is your score [blank]. As your coach, I’d just like to say, “[feedback].” The Big Game is a done deal. But feel free to come back and work with NESy anytime you’d like. I hope you visit real soon. 50
  51. 51. Appendix A: Images for Consciousness & Body
  52. 52. Images for Consciousness & Body
  53. 53. Images for Consciousness & Body

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