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Influence of Personality Type on Benefit Derived from Use of Muse SR in Highschool Golfers


  • Samuel Gurlea Shattuck-Saint Mary's School
  • Maren LaLiberty Shattuck-Saint Mary's School
  • Mindy Ray Shattuck-Saint Mary's School



To improve athletic performance, various strategies have been explored, including conventional practices like physical conditioning, adequate nutrition, rest, and mental preparation. While acknowledging the efficacy of these approaches, this study seeks to widen the landscape of performance optimization by examining neurofeedback training via EEG and putting performance. Recognizing the role of sustained attention in refining technique and form, our research harnesses EEG technology to sustain peak performance. The Muse S brainWave Headset for alpha wave measurement was used on 11 youth golfers (ages 13-18) while completing 10 12 ft putts in a row. The golfers were randomly divided into a control (C) and experimental (E) group. The control ground in this study will do the identical 10 12 ft putts in a row without the Muse S headset collecting data. Previous research has shown that personality type may affect a player's response to NFT (Neurofeedback Training). Then, the participants took the Myers Briggs personality Type Indicator (MBTI)I which will assign 1 of 16 personality types to that individual. A statistical examination of personality types involving J, T, N, and T was impossible due to insufficient data. Though the p-values (0.84, 0.62, 0.58, 0.87, 0.85) indicate that the data was not statistically significant, there was sufficient information to compare personality strands P, F, S, I, and E. Although the personality strands SA and A improved considerably, the data was not statistically significant. The findings may have been even more critical if there had been more participants. NFT did not enhance putting performance, nor was personality profile/strand linked to changes in placing performance. 

Author Biographies

Maren LaLiberty , Shattuck-Saint Mary's School

Maren W. LaLiberty, MD

Director, BioScience Program

Shattuck-St. Mary’s School

1000 Shumway Ave

Faribault, MN 55021

Maren W. LaLiberty, MD

Director, BioScience Program

Shattuck-St. Mary’s School

1000 Shumway Ave

Faribault, MN 55021

Mindy Ray, Shattuck-Saint Mary's School

Mindy Ray

Science Instructor
Mentor - BioScience Program

Shattuck-St. Mary’s School

1000 Shumway Avenue

Faribault, Minnesota 55021



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