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Frontiers in Sport Research, 2023, 5(7); doi: 10.25236/FSR.2023.050704.

The Influence of Open-skilled Sports on Individual’s Interference Inhibition Abilities


Ma Chao, Yang Zhenyu, Xiao Zifan, Zhao Zhongxiang

Corresponding Author:
Ma Chao

School of Psychology, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou, Gansu, China, 730000


Sports activities can be divided into open-skilled and close-skilled according to their contexts and predictabilities. Compared with closed-skilled sports, open-skilled sports are more complex and involve more cognitive demands and challenges, and individuals can have more opportunities to practice interference inhibition for such sports' attributes. Long-term interference inhibition training can optimize attention resource allocation, promote the efficient organization of neural networks, improve the neural processing efficiency of individuals in cognitive tasks, and strengthen top-down cognitive control, resulting in improved interference inhibition. Future studies can further explore the impact of open-ended skill sports on individual’s abilities to interference inhibition from the aspects of individual differences, dose effects, and special group interventions.


sports activities; open-skilled sports; closed-skilled sports; interference inhibition

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Ma Chao, Yang Zhenyu, Xiao Zifan, Zhao Zhongxiang. The Influence of Open-skilled Sports on Individual’s Interference Inhibition Abilities. Frontiers in Sport Research (2023) Vol. 5, Issue 7: 19-24. https://doi.org/10.25236/FSR.2023.050704.


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