I'm a licensed psychologist, consultant and researcher living in Stockholm/Sweden.
As a consultant and researcher, my main focus is the importance of the brain’s executive functions in the fields of sports and business.
By working with elite football teams and international companies I have developed a new approach to recruitment and talent management. By measure the brain capacity that drives how you handle and ongoing situation you will capture important variables behind successful behavior.
The information gained from cognitive test tools combined with an in-depth understanding of the brain capacity required to be successful at an elite level in either football or key business positions, I give football teams and companies the unique ability to predict behaviors among their players and co-workers.
I regularly give lectures on my research in order to share my knowledge of mental hygiene and self help techniques and how to develop the brain’s cognitive capacity in a football team and/or in a business team.
My book, "Hjärnboll fotbollsspelare okända intelligens” , written together with Predrag Petrovic and Thomas Learner was published spring 2018. There we explain the unique ability of information processing which distinguishes top elite soccer players. We also give a brief introduction about the executive function and how the cognition works in soccer. Link >>
Here I am interviewed by Taktikpodden at svenskafans.com
Executive Functions & Successful Behaviors
My latest study is now accepted for publication. It is a study which focusing on what happening to the cognitive capacity of the executive functions when a person is under heavy stress. The study is made on subjects related to special forces and the test group was in a very good physical shape. The results showed positive correlation between the baseline results of fluent creativity and flexibility and the repeated test results the subjects made when they were under extreme stress.
"FOTBOLL SPELAS MED HJÄRNAN"
An interview on TV 4, Nyhetsmorgon, about the Executive function/Game intelligence, and why the brain's ability better assumes success in football than what the foot does.
"SÅ TRÄNAR DU DINA BARN PÅ BÄSTA SÄTT"
A good article on four pages in Dagens Nyheter, which is based on our new book and our research.
MY LATEST FOOTBALL RESEARCH
You will fined my latest soccer research in Scientific Reports (Nature).
Level of play and coach-rated game intelligence are related to performance on design fluency in elite soccer players. Link >>
Here I been interviewed for one hour about my life and my research on football and business. It is Niklas Holmgren the best sports commentator, operating on Viasat's Sport Channel, which make it to "Rock and Roll".
THE BARCELONA PROJECT
In february 2014 I was in Barcelona to assess Xavi and Iniesta, FC Barcelona and the world's best midfield pair. Here you can see a glimpse how I made the assessment and hear me talk about the result. Link>>
THE BOOK OF FOOTBALL AND EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS
Here's a link to my book I co-authored with one of FC Bayern Munich's coaches, Matthias Nowak.