Since esports is not easily influenced by physical factors, it is said that their actual ability, condition, and visual capacity are difficult to analyze. To objectively evaluate these characteristics of esports players, we have investigated the relationship between game performance and the physiological/brain states of esports players by taking a neuroscience approach. The results of our experiments show that synchrony of heart rate between players reflects their actual abilities and that parietal brain activities are associated with the outcome of the next round. Further investigations, including a vision-science-based test of the capacities of visual information processing of esports players, will reveal the physiological/brain states and cognitive capacities related to performance and will enable us to establish a neuroscience methodology for esports players to improve their performance in competitive environments.
/ Kashino Diverse Brain Research Laboratory