Study Finds Stroboscopic Training Improves Short-Term Memory

August 2, 2012 | Katherine Domena

Strobe Glasses

According to a Duke University study, stroboscopic training—performing a physical activity while wearing eyewear that simulates strobe light effects—can improve short-term memory. Individuals who participated in the study completed a computer-based visual memory test before and after engaging in a physical activity like playing catch. Wearing strobe eyewear boosted their ability to remember visual information.

Results of the study suggest that stroboscopic training could improve human cognition. Its findings demonstrate one way for visual experiences to improve human perception, but the potential to affect both athletes and non-athletes is huge.

Athletes are already taking advantage of this training with gear like the Nike Sparq Sensory Performance glasses. Check out some top drills to use with strobe glasses.

Photo: Duke University

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