In 2019, Optios, formerly Platypus Neuro, partnered with the Leaders Performance Institute to advance awareness and understanding of how applied neuroscience optimizes peak performance in elite sports, extends pro athlete’s career longevity, and facilitates better talent selection.
What is the Leaders Performance Institute? The international “Leaders” membership-only community includes over 800 elite sport performance practitioners, teams and federations that range from the NBA to the AFL and Premier League.
As part of our partnership with Leaders, we’ve created a series of articles that are a mix of scientifically-validated research, personal insights from our leadership team, and current examples of why applied neuroscience promises to be a game-changer for elite sports.
The ongoing #Headstart series of bi-monthly articles from the Optios can be found online at Leaders’ Sport Performance Hub. This 8-part series wrapped up in January of 2020. These articles are cataloged in chronological order for your convenience.
Published Sep 12, 2019
In the first of an ongoing series, Optios explores how performance practitioners stand to gain from a pioneering approach to neuroscience.
Published Sep 26, 2019
In the second installment of our ongoing series, Optios shines a light on advanced neuroperformance technologies and brain imaging tools and how they make it possible to reshape and rewire the brain in targeted ways for the first time in human history.
Published Oct 10, 2019
In this third installment, Optios touches upon brain plasticity and how it can be harnessed by elite athletes to rewire and upgrade their brains.
Published Oct 24, 2019
In this fourth installment, Optios discusses declarative and implicit memory and how neuroscience can optimize an athlete’s cognitive workload.
Published Nov 7, 2019
In this fifth installment, Optios explores how neuroscience allows for a more holistic approach to talent identification, recruitment and development.
Published Dec 2, 2019
The neuroperformance experts at Optios continually improve each player’s performance by assessing, training, and using a “cognitive boost” to optimize on-the-field play.
Published Dec 16, 2019
In this latest column, Optios explains how neurofeedback and advanced neuroimaging can keep your players in the game for longer.
Published Jan 9, 2020
In this final column of this eight-part series, Optios explains how neurofeedback, mental skills training, and motivational priming can be used to develop the resilience of elite athletes.