“Fighter pilots and people playing team sports have more in common than you may have thought.
In fact, the cognitive functions players need on the soccer pitch, the ice rink and the basketball court are very similar to those fighter pilots use during aerial combat.
Cutting edge athletes in these sports are beginning to train their brains the same way the US and Israeli Air Forces have for years. They are using a tool called IntelliGym, a software program that helps hone all aspects of hockey sense including anticipation, and spatial awareness…The results and impact on ice speak for themselves. Since integrating the IntelliGym into regular training USA Hockey’s youth teams have dominated, winning an astounding 24 gold medals in international competitions, including 6 IIHF world championships…
Based on the success on ice, Applied Cognitive Engineering is now developing a soccer product and a number of top European clubs have jumped on board.”
To learn more:
- New $3m European-Israeli collaboration to build brain training system and enhance football (soccer) players’ game intelligence
- Interview with Prof. Daniel Gopher on Cognitive Simulations
- Check the slidedeck by Danny Dankner, ACE’s CEO, during the 2015 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: