Subliminal Cues From Smart Glasses Boost Athletic Performance

18/Feb 2015 1 min. read
http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/biomedical/devices/displays-of-subliminal-cues-boost-athletic-performance
Type:
text
Original date:
5 Dec 2014
Authors:
Jeremy Hsu
Projects:
Creo Animam

Subliminal cues shown on smart glasses can give a significant boost to human performance during endurance exercises

One of the study’s experiments showed happy or sad faces to 13 athletes cycling to the point of exhaustion. Those athletes who were exposed to the happy faces ended up cycling almost three minutes longer on average than those exposed to the sad faces.

A second experiment found that “action” words could also prime athletes for better performance compared with “inaction” words on a similar endurance test—an increase in endurance time of six minutes and 39 seconds.

Notes

  • combined with a regimem of “mental helth excercises” this could help boost psychological health