How sports stars perform better than most under pressure: Athletes and racing drivers 'think faster and more accurately when stressed'
Top athletes and racing drivers think faster and more accurately than the average person when under pressure, research has shown.
A study found that their memory performance was 20 per cent better and the speed of their mental processing was 10 per cent more rapid.
The aim was to test the theory that because of their training elite competitors have an enhanced ability to handle intense situations and emotions.
Taking part in the study were British champion downhill skater Peter Connolly, leading climber Louis Parkinson, multiple Isle of Man TT winner John McGuinness, big wave surfer Andrew... read more
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