Illustration used for Playing with Science episode, “Brain Training – Neuropriming & VR Technology.” Credit: wildpixel/iStock.
Illustration used for Playing with Science episode, “Brain Training – Neuropriming & VR Technology.” Credit: wildpixel/iStock.

Brain Training – Neuropriming & VR Technology

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Get ready to fire up those neurons because this episode of Playing with Science is all about enhancing the brain. Hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly sit down with two of the top experts at the forefront of neuroscience in sports. Gary and Chuck talk with Brett Wingeier, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Halo Neuroscience, as he explains the process, benefits, and future of neuropriming. Investigate whether there’s a limit to the optimization we can get from the brain through neuropriming. Discover other possible applications for the program besides sports. Find out about neuroplasticity and why it’s the key to successful neuropriming. Chuck and Gary also chat with Michael Casale, Chief Science Officer at StriVR, one of the leading VR training companies. Learn how VR technology can change an athlete’s off-season training program, and whether VR tech works better for any specific sport. You’ll also hear how StriVR acquires the imagery used for their VR programs, what the future of sensory-infused VR looks like, and how VR technology compares to modern-day video games.

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