Research Study: Effect of heart rate variability coherence breathing and cognitive
skills training on Neuro Agility
A post graduate student at the University of Pretoria conducted a study to determine the effect of heart rate variability coherence breathing and cognitive skills training on Neuro Agility. Neuro Agility is the ability to learn, think and process information with ease, speed and flexibility. The aim of the study was to identify the effects of a 2 month heart rate variability coherence breathing and cognitive skills intervention on Neuro Agility.
The study made use of pre and post assessment evaluations to assess the candidates’ visual skills and Neuro Agility. The study’s intervention phase consisted of a 2 month program of 1 hour sessions, five times a week. Each session consisted of a heart rate variability coherence
breathing intervention, followed by advanced visual skills training and
physical cross-lateral exercises to improve brain agility.
The study found that there were significant improvements in the variables for visual tracking and overall brain fitness in the visual skills assessments and Neuro Agility Profile® assessments.