Do Soccer Players Show Enhanced Thinking Abilities?
“A study led by Swedish researchers suggests that elite soccer players outperform players in lower divisions in tests of certain cognitive abilities, and both groups bested the general public. The results were published recently in the journal PLoS ONE.
Specifically, the study focused on executive function, which is involved in working memory. Whenever you bring forth a memory that you need to solve a task, such as make a phone call or tie your shoe, that’s working memory in action. Executive function is also involved in creativity, multi-tasking and inhibition.”