« If you’re going to lift a weight with your arm in the gym, why wouldn’t you go work your brain out with your eyes? »

It’s no secret that the Washington Capitals won the 2017-2018 Stanley Cup.

Alexander Ovechkin made sure that the whole world would know they won, after all those years being eliminated early in the playoffs despite having one of the best hockey players of this generation (and all time!).

However, Ovechkin didn’t do it all by himself. Support players also had to step up to accomplish the impossible – winning the Stanley cup. And stepping up, Tom Wilson certainly did!

Sports Illustrated recently wrote about Tom Wilson recent evolution and highlight the importance of training his brain and vision. You can the Sports Illustrated post here: Tom Wilson Evolves Into a Powerful Sidekick for Capitals’ Star-Studded Offense

 

My dad always said, ‘If you’re going to lift a weight with your arm in the gym, why wouldn’t you go work your brain out with your eyes?’

-Tom Wilson

 

(source: Sports Illustrated)

 

Tom Wilson has been using the NeuroTracker on a regular basis to train his cognitive and visual abilities. Looking at his results this year, it seems to have helped quite a bit! Obviously, many other factors can be the cause of this evolution, but we’re happy to see that our research is being used by the winners of the Stanley Cup!

Tom Wilson funnily describes the NeuroTracker as “a bunch of balls bouncing around your monitor like an old Microsoft screensaver.” Indeed the NeuroTracker is a very simple task on the outside, yet with a lot of science and literature on the inside. Having a « simple task » allows us (the laboratory and its collaborators) to have a better scientific control over the effects we’re studying.

 

NeuroTracker is a technology developed by Prof. Jocelyn Faubert’s lab.