Effects of Using EEG Neurofeedback Device to Enhance Elite Bowlers’ Performance

  • Qasim RazaEmail author
  • Marilyn Li Yin Ong
  • Garry Kuan
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Bioengineering book series (LNBE)


Participation in a sports activity is highly competitive, and self-regulation via neuro-feedback training is one way of increasing performance by helping athletes to control focus and reducing anxiety. A cross-over design randomized, controlled trial was conducted at the tenpin bowling National Training Center, to determine whether the use of a EEG-MUSE neuro-feedback training enhances the performance and reduces the anxiety of tenpin bowlers. Eleven physically healthy tenpin bowlers, aged 15–21 years old were randomly allocated into the two conditions, the control and EEG-MUSE neuro-feedback training. Participants, when received the EEG-MUSE neuro-feedback intervention, obtained higher game score (358 ± 28) as compared to the control (344 ± 23). However, the difference was not significant (p > 0.05). The Revised competitive sport anxiety inventory (CSAI-2R) scores were also not significantly different between both conditions. Short-term neuro-feedback training did not improve bowling performance. A more extended period of neuro-feedback training may be warranted.


Anxiety Electroencephalography Neurofeedback Bowling Performance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Exercise and Sports Science, School of Health SciencesUniversiti Sains MalaysiaKubang KerianMalaysia
  2. 2.Al Khidmat Razi HospitalIslamabadPakistan
  3. 3.Department of Life SciencesBrunel University LondonUxbridgeUK

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