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Golf:DeChambeau’s ‘Heady’ Stuff

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Stan Sutherland
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“Using his travel-sized Neuropeak Pro brain-training unit, DeChambeau pops in the DVD, then attaches a gold-plated silver EEG sensor to his head. The real-time data he receives monitors the peaks and valleys of his brain’s electrical current as the movie unfolds,” writes Geoff Shackelford.

Watching movies with a mission
Geoff writes, “The real-time data he (DeChambeau) receives monitors the peaks and valleys of his brain’s electrical current as the movie unfolds. DeChambeau’s goal is to avoid the spikes that occur at the most stressful, intense parts; he wants to keep his high beta and theta ratios inside a pre-determined range.
If the activity in his brain fires too high, the movie will immediately stop. Only when DeChambeau relaxes his brain – controlling his breathing, reducing his heart rate, focusing his mind to reach a calm state -- will the movie resume playing.”

The end game
Understanding the following comment required researching the meaning of the two divisions of the autonomic nervous system and now I think I’ve got what DeChambeau is working towards when Geoff writes, “Maintaining a proper balance between the parasympathetic and sympathetic states, flattening out his EEG reading to eliminate the highs and lows – that’s the end game.”

Link to Geoff Shackelford

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