OIST and FC Ryukyu launch partnership to know how athletes’ minds behave throughout staff sports activities

Okinawa Institute of Science and Expertise Graduate College (OIST) and Ryukyu Soccer Membership Co., Ltd. (FC Ryukyu) have in the present day launched a brand new partnership, geared toward understanding how athletes’ minds behave throughout staff sports activities. The insights into mind science gained in the course of the mission could someday con-tribute to bettering the efficiency {of professional} athletes in staff sports activities.

The partnership will final one yr from December 10, 2021 till December 9, 2022 and could also be prolonged.

Within the pilot mission of this collaboration, a PhD scholar from the Embodied Cognitive Science Unit, led by Tom Froese, an Assistant Professor at OIST, will likely be learning ranges of ‘synchrony’ between the FC Ryukyu soccer gamers. By specializing in how they time their respiration and bodily motion, the coed will decide whether or not ‘synchrony’ happens whereas staff members play a soccer sport, and in that case, the way it impacts their teamwork. The coed will then invite the athletes to their laboratory at OIST and measure their brainwaves whereas they carry out duties much like enjoying soccer, to review how this “synchrony’ could also be mirrored of their mind exercise. By means of measuring these totally different ranges of synchrony, the coed hopes to determine methods of reaching better-coordinated set items, comparable to free-kicks and corners, and im-prove communication between gamers.

Gil Granot Mayer, Govt Vice President of Expertise Growth and Innovation at OIST com-mented on this collaboration: “We’re grateful to FC Ryukyu for agreeing to participate on this distinctive re-search mission. We hope that this can result in a wide range of analysis tasks and promote additional collaboration.”

We admire the chance to take part on this re-search, which is unprecedented anyplace on the planet, proper right here in Okinawa. In fashionable soccer, ele-ments of mind science comparable to ‘cognition’ and ‘instinct’ are mentioned to be crucial and have a lot scope for enchancment. We’re very excited concerning the collaboration between OIST and FC Ryukyu to assist advance analysis on this discipline.”


Atsushi Ogawa, President of FC Ryukyu

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Okinawa Institute of Science and Expertise (OIST) Graduate College

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