Publications & Researches

Vestberg, T., Reinebo G., Maurex L., Ingvar, M., & Petrovic, P. (2017). CORE EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH SUCCESS  IN YOUNG ELITE SOCCER PLAYERS. PLoS ONE. Link >>

 

My latest Research. Showes that the capacity core executive functions correlates positive with success in soccer measured in goal, from twelve years old.

A good article in DN about the study. Link >>

Vestberg, T., Gustafson, R., Maurex L., Ingvar, M., & Petrovic, P. (2012). EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS PREDICT THE  SUCCESS OF TOP-SOCCER PLAYERS  PLoS ONE. Link >>

 

This research resonated world-wide: The Times, The Independent, The New York Times, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, La Van Guardia, La Repubblica, Der Standard etc. covered the research with full page articles. BCC World and SKY News aired interviews. Hundreds of newspapers from all over the world including India, Pakistan, Chile, Argentine, Vietnam and the Philippines wrote about the Study. In Sweden the two biggest newspapers, Dagens Nyheter och Svenska Dagbladet, covered the study with two full page articles. It was one of the leading sport news items in Spring 2012 and one of the most high profile research topics from Karolinska University 2012.

 

Links to media comments about my reserach;

I undertook my research together with Associate Professor M.D. Predrag Petrovic, Professor Martin Ingvar and the Department of Cognitive Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.  

 

HJÄRNBOLL... Fotbollsspelares okända intelligens

In April 17 will my new book be published. Hjärnboll, fotbollsspelare okända intelligens.  I have wrote the book together with my friend Associate Professor Predrag Petrovic and Thomas Learner, journalist at DN, the biggest daily newspaper in Sweden. It reveals which executive profiles are needed in different roles on a pitch. Link >>

KREATIVTRAINING IM FUßALL ... vom Kopf in den Fuß gespielt

I wrote this book together with Matthias Nowak, technique Coach for FC Bayern Munich, women's team. In the the book we explain how the Executive functions work in football and give instructions how to develop them through different specific football exercises. Link >>

Television

"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.

Link >>

MIRACLE BODY...  I was participated in a science program produced by NHK (Japanese Television). Using the D-KEFS I tested the executive functions of the FC Barcelona players Xavi and Iniesta. Based on the test results, I explain why they are the world's best midfield pair. Here you can get a glimpse of when I work together with Xavi.

Pod Radio

HAR SVENSKA LANDSLAGET TILLRÄCKLIGT BRA HJÄRNOR FÖR VM?  SR P4, Kossornas planet   2018 06 22.  Link >>

VARFÖR ÄR ZLATAN SÅ BRA PÅ FOTBOLL? Det sitter i frontaloben...  P4 Extra   2018 05 03.  Link >>

SÅ INTELLIGENTA ÄR FOTBOLLSSPELARE... P1 morgon med Daniel Alling.  2018 04 26.  Link >>

SÅ FUNKAR ZLATANS HJÄRNA UNDER EN MATCH... SR, VETENSKAPSRADIONS VECKOMAGASIN. 2016 06 10.  Link >>

HOLMGREN MÖTER... TORBJÖRN VESTBERG. 2017. LINK >>

Other media

FOTBOLLSHJÄRNAN KARTLAGD. BARA 2 av 100 på supernivåSvD  20180618  Link >>

DÄRFÖR ÄR FOTBOLLSSTJÄRNORNAS HJÄRNOR ANNORLUNDADN 20180614  Link >>

PSYKOLOG HAR MÅLT FOTBALLSTJERNERS "UKJENTE INTELLIGENS"Khrono 20180614  Link >>

HUR FUNGERAR EN FOTBOLLSHJÄRNA? MEDICINSK VETENSKAP. 2018 nr 2.  Link >>

JÄRNKOLL PÅ FOTBOLLKI NYHETER  Link >>

IDROTTARE MED HJÄRNKOLL... IDROTT & KUNSKAP. 2016.  LINK >>

MÄT HJÄRNANS FAKTISKA FÖRMÅGA... PERSONAL & LEDARSKAP. 2017. LINK >>

THE SCIENTIFIC SECRET TO SUCCESS AT EURO 2016... NEWSWEEK, 2016 06 20.  Link >>

ARE WE A STEP CLOSER TO BEING ABLE TO MEASURE FOOTBALL IQ?... THE GUARDIAN. 2016 12 05.  Link >>

ELITFOTBOLL STÄLLER STORA KRAV PÅ HJÄRNANS FÖRMÅGOR... DAGENS NYHETER, INSIDAN. 2016 06 08.  Link >>

BORTA BRA MEN HEMMA SVÅRARE... Chefstidningen nr. 4, 2013

DE SKICKADE MIG TILL XAVI OCH INIESTA... Fotbollslivet

Hur kunde den kantige Roland Sandberg göra så många mål?

En svensk ­psykolog har svaret. Offside nr. 2, 2014. Link >>

Licensed Psychologist

Education

PhD student at Karolinska intitute. Department of Clinical Neuroscience. Under professor Martin Ingvar and Associete professor Predrag Petrovic

 

Graduated from the Psychologist Programme at the University of Orebro, Sweden, ranked by Centre For Higher Education Development as one of the top universities for psychological studies in the EU and the best in Sweden.  Link >>

 

MSc, Psychology from the University of Orebro. Link >>

 

University degree in Theology from Stockholm School of Theology. Link >>

Licensed psychologist

In accordance with Swedish Law license to practice by The National Board of Health and Welfare. Link >>

 

Mental Coach

Accredited as Mental Coach to work with elite athletes by The Swedish Sport Confederation. Link >>

Membership

Member of the Swedish Psychological Association Link >>

 

 

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