The Significance of Delta Wave Among Athletes

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    This article reports on the differences between the physiological response of the brain between athletes and non-athletes by using Quantitative Electroencephalography (QEEG). EEG waves were observed using qEEG and analysis were compared between the two groups.  This research involved 41 undergraduates of Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS). The qEEG recordings were made during the Eyes opened, Eyes Closed, and Stroop task conditions to find out the dominant wave during each of the conditions in different region of the brain. The results revealed higher EEG Delta and Beta1 at frontal region (Fp1, Fp2), somatosensory, (C3, P4) and visual spatial area (P3, P4). Delta, Beta and Gamma wave were dominant while the participants were performing the Stroop Task. Coupling of delta and beta oscillations might be due to the athletes’ anxiety during the Stroop task.  In Eyes Closed state, delta and alpha wave were dominant at the fronto-parietal attention network area. This study contributes to the development of training protocol for neurofeedback training for athletes in preparation for training of peak performance in any sports activity. It is recommended that extensive analysis should be done on the interaction of delta-gamma oscillations in different parts of the brain to find out its implication on attention and emotion during the cognitive process.



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    Athlete; Delta; EEG; qEEG; Sports.

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Article ID: 16663
DOI: 10.14419/ijet.v7i3.18.16663

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