Research Presentation by Dr. Edson Filho: Psychophysiological Markers of Peak Performance in Expert Individuals and High-performing Teams

Abstract: Dr. Filho’s research agenda centers on peak performance and performance optimization at both the individual and team levels of analyses. In his research, he examines expert performance across domains of human interest using neuroscientific methodologies, advanced multivariate statistics, and qualitative analysis. In this presentation, he will first discuss his research on peak performance in individual sports, as informed by the individual zones of optimal functioning framework and flow-feeling theory. In particular, he will present on performers “in the zone”, including experimental and applied research with an Olympic athlete, Formula 1 drivers, elite archers, professional cyclists, and elite youth swimmers. He will then present on high-performing teams, including qualitative, quantitative, and brain imaging analyses with collegiate sports teams, Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Champions League teams, a Nobel Peace Laureate, e-sport athletes, and Cirque du Soleil performers. Dr. Filho will conclude by outlining his vision for a research program aimed at developing interventions to promote expert performance among individuals and teams in sport, exercise and performance settings.

About Dr. Filho: Dr. Filho is currently an Assistant Professor of Sport and Exercise Psychology at the University of Central Lancashire (England). He received his PhD in Sport Psychology from Florida State University and completed a postdoc in Neuroscience in Italy. His research agenda revolves around expert individuals and high-performing teams. Dr. Filho has authored over 70 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters in the field of Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology and has worked as a consultant for college and amateur athletes.

Thursday, Jan 30, 2020 at 3:15pm until 4:45pm on Thursday, Jan 30, 2020
Where Rm 411, 2 Silber Way
Boston University