Wallis W (2022). The acute influence of boxing on brain health parameters in university amateur boxers.
Abstract: The acute influence of boxing on brain health parameters in university amateur boxers
The present thesis investigated the acute influence of amateur boxing on brain health parameters across two separate studies. The first study examined 20 university boxers visuomotor performance and neurocognitive function before and after 3 rounds of competitive amateur boxing. Visuomotor performance was assessed via a computer guided precision grip task, both with and without visual feedback, whilst neurocognitive function was assessed via a revised SCAT5 questionnaire and balance task. Boxers presented with no difference in average force or reaction time in both precision grip tasks, although performance error was greater after boxing when compared to pre boxing measures in the visual feedback precision grip task (P