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Executive Functions Predict the Success of Top-Soccer Players

  • Torbjörn Vestberg,

    Affiliations: Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden

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  • Roland Gustafson,

    Affiliation: School of Law, Psychology and Social Work, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden

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  • Liselotte Maurex,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Martin Ingvar,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Predrag Petrovic mail

    Predrag.Petrovic@ki.se

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Published: April 04, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0034731

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Posted by PLoS_ONE_Group on 06 Apr 2012 at 19:05 GMT

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Publication: Wired
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RE: Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 13 Apr 2012 at 22:13 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Futura Sciences
Title: “Actualité > Football : les pros sont les meilleurs à certains tests d’intelligence”
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Publication: Le Huffington Post
Title: “Arron Ax: Les footballeurs seraient plus intelligents qu'on ne le pense”
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Publication: Psych Central News
Title: “Can Psychological Testing Predict Soccer Stars? | Psych Central News”
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Publication: KTVQ.com
Title: “Do soccer players show enhanced thinking abilities? | KTVQ.com | Q2 | Billings, Montana”
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Publication: The Telegraph
Title: “Footballers 'are highly intelligent' according to new study - Telegraph”
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Publication: Mail Online
Title: “Footballers in top two per cent of brain power | Mail Online”
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Publication: The Globe and Mail
Title: “Footballers score in top 5 per cent for problem-solving skills - The Globe and Mail”
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Publication: Le Nouvel Observateur
Title: “Pas si bêtes les footeux ! - Sports - Nouvelobs.com”
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Publication: Men's Fitness
Title: “Soccer Can Enhance Your Brainpower - Men's Fitness”
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Publication: New York Times
Title: “Top Soccer Players Are Seen to Have Superior Brain Function - NYTimes.com”
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RE: RE: Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 20 Apr 2012 at 21:41 GMT

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Publication: PR Web
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