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  • Wed 7th February 2018

    Going for the Gold: Dr. Fetsch's Research into the Decision Making Minds of Olympic Athletes

    Athletes who make it to the Olympics have the speed or strength or whatever physical skills it takes to be among the best in the world in their respective sports. But Johns Hopkins University Neuroscientist Christopher Fetsch and colleagues say those who ultimately bring home gold have also honed the mind of a medalist.

    Dr. Fetsch’s research focus at the Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute is how the brain makes fast decisions during body motion. The principles he’s learning can be applied to how an Olympic skiier makes adjustments in mid-turn, or how a hockey player decides whether to shoot or pass in a given moment.

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