Dr Jonathan Banks- Cognition and Performance: NeuroSports 2021
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- Dr Banks will chair the Cognition and Performance Panel at the 2nd Annual Society for NeuroSports conference. You can read his full bio here.
- Finding ways to cope with stress and prevent impairment in cognitive functioning and thus performance is a topic of great relevance to athletes. In recent years, we have seen an uptick in sports neuroscience research as it pertains to the impact of mindfulness on stress response.
- Dr Bank's research focuses on working memory, mind wandering, and attentional control. Dr. Banks’ research also examines the impact of acute and chronic stress on cognitive function and is examining mechanisms responsible for stress related working memory and executive functioning impairments.
- In this line of research Dr. Banks is interested in interventions that may alter the impact of stress, including expressive writing and mindfulness meditation.
Kamil Celoch, MS MA CSNS CISSN CPPS
Kamil Celoch is the founder of KC-performance: Sharp Mind & Strong Body Solutions. Based in the heart of Europe (Brussels, Belgium), Kamil is sought-after by high-performing individuals for his unique ability to optimize mental and physical performance using evidence-based nutrition, training and lifestyle interventions. He is a certified professional member of two academic societies, the International Society of Sports Nutrition and Society for NeuroSports. In 2017, he successfully completed the Certified Physical Preparation Specialist course at WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. Kamil serves as a peer-reviewer of the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. In 2019, he was appointed the brand ambassador for the Society for NeuroSports. As of 2021, he serves as the Society's official Communications Director.