Researchers discovered that soccer players tended to adopt more aggressive tactics when presented with scenarios in 3D virtual reality compared to third-person, 2D videos. The research team was led by Associate Professor Hiroki Nakamoto of the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in KANOYA. Their findings were published in English in the Journal of Digital Life, an interdisciplinary online journal focused on digital technology.
While the Japanese men's national soccer team is often perceived as lacking offensive power, it defied this stereotype in a friendly match in Germany on September 9, achieving a 4-1 victory over the home team. Some experts attribute this improved performance to an increased number of players honing their skills in club teams from a young age and undergoing physical and mental training abroad as adults.
Virtual Reality in Training
Players with strong decision-making abilities can swiftly assess situations, predict outcomes, and choose optimal plays by recognizing patterns from multiple information sources. In other words, decision-making involves gathering and extracting information from one's surroundings and generating and selecting the best options.
Source: Japan Forward