Maicon Albuquerque

Maicon Albuquerque
Federal University of Minas Gerais | UFMG · Departamento de Esportes

PhD

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Introduction
I earned my Ph.D. at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil in 2013. I was a professor at the Federal University of Viçosa 2013-2016. Currently, I am Professor of the Sports Departament at the Federal University of Minas Gerais. My main interest research areas are: Combat Sports, Motor Behavior, Neuroscience and Molecular Biology
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June 2016 - present
Federal University of Minas Gerais
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  • Professor (Full)
January 2013 - June 2016
Universidade Federal de Viçosa (UFV)
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  • Professor (Full)

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Publications (112)
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Thermoregulatory changes may influence the rats' prolonged physical performance and are commonly evaluated during treadmill running. Therefore, we determined the reliability of performance and thermoregulatory parameters in rats subjected to incremental-speed exercises (i.e., we assessed whether the testing protocol provides measurements that are c...
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Background. Several factors including gender, influence the development of expert coaches. The developmental trajectory of women coaches may present specific issues compared with those of men, such as: the few opportunities offered to women coaches, the predominance of men in management positions, and lower salaries. In the Brazilian context from 1...
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Purpose: Despite the growing works analyzing exercise-induced thermoregulatory adjustments through thermography, the skin temperature (Tsk) response of the same muscle groups underwent to different exercise demands has not been investigated. This study analyzed the behavior of Tsk of the same muscle groups when exercised with different demands in r...
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The study aimed to analyze the effect of anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (a-tDCS) over the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex on soccer athletes’ decision making and visual search behavior. It was a single-blind, randomized, and experimental investigation. The 23 soccer athletes were pair-matched according to decision-making skill a...
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Background : Using anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (a-tDCS) on frontal brain areas might be a promising strategy to mitigates mental fatigue and maintain endurance performance swimmers. Objective : The objective was to analyze the effect of a-tDCS over the orbital prefrontal cortex (oPFC) on endurance performance of mentally fatigue...
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Objectives: Verify the validity of electrical bioimpedance (BIA) and the skinfold method in estimating the percentage of body fat (% BF) in middle-aged and elderly women, using dual emission X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) as a reference method. Material and methods: The sample consisted of 106 volunteers (middle age, n = 58 [51.3 ± 4.9 years] and elder...
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The objective of this study was to analyze the effect of mental fatigue on mean propulsive velocity (MPV), countermovement jump (CMJ), 100, and 200-m dash performance in college sprinters. A total of 16 male athletes of sprint events (100 and 200-m dash) participated in this study. Each participant underwent two baseline visits and then running und...
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Background : The Test of Gross Motor Development–3 (TGMD-3) is used to assess locomotor (LOCS) and ball (BS) skills in children. This test provides relevant information for evaluating learning and determining teaching efficacy. However, conducting and coding the test is time consuming. A screening form may improve its usage in specific settings and...
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Background Data on psychiatric disorders in survivors born very preterm (VP; <32 weeks) or very low birthweight (VLBW; <1500 g) are sparse. We compared rates of psychiatric diagnoses between VP/VLBW and term-born, normal birthweight (term/NBW) control participants. Methods This individual participant data (IPD) meta-analysis pooled data from eligi...
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We investigated the influence of providing football goalkeepers with kicker’s prior preferences on anticipation and gaze behaviour to explore the interaction of top-down and bottom-up cognitive processing. Forty participants (20 experienced goalkeepers and 20 novices) were asked to anticipate the direction of penalty kicks in three experimental con...
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Background The effect of MF induced by exposure time to social media smartphone apps on inhibitory control, heart rate variability (HRV), and high-intensity physical effort following a resistance exercise session might indicate whether strength and conditioning professionals should suggest avoiding smartphone usage before a resistance exercise sess...
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Objective: The aim was to evaluate the effects of a supervised 12-week Multicomponent exercise training on elderly women health and behavior indicators. Methods: Anthropometric characteristics and body composition, functional capacity, sedentary behavior, physical activity level and biochemical profile were evaluated in the control group (67.2 ±...
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Are motivation and overtraining reliable predictors of burnout in male professional soccer athletes over the course of the season? To answer this question, 32 Brazilian athletes from the same team (age: 24.16 ± 4.58 years) participated in this study and completed the following questionnaires during different periods of the season (n = 1 baseline, n...
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This study aimed to determine the relationship between indirect measures of aerobic power and muscular power with Frequency Speed of Kick Test performance using multiple sets (FSKTmult) in high-level taekwondo athletes. We used a known-group method to test differences in FSKTmult performance between two groups designated as lower and higher perform...
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Several studies have highlighted the importance of executive functions (EFs) in physical activities and sports contexts. However, most EFs assessments have been conducted with individuals at rest. The present study aimed to investigate whether EFs performance at rest predicts EFs performance while exercising. Sixty healthy males participated in thr...
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Background Attention deficit and hyperactivity/impulsivity disorder (ADHD) and enuresis are common behavioral disorders in childhood, impacting adolescence and adult life. Enuresis (NE) is an incontinence disorder frequently observed in children with ADHD. The relationship between ADHD and NE has been a matter of debate.Objectives We aimed to verif...
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Purpose: This study aimed to analyze the effect of playing videogames and using social media applications on smartphones on decision-making and countermovement jump (CMJ) performance in amateur boxers. Method: Twenty boxers were enrolled in the study and were randomly assigned to all three experimental conditions [smartphone (30SMA), videogame (30V...
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Asymmetries compromise performance in powerlifting and Paralympic powerlifting, but its quantification can be complex. Previous studies consider average or peak values to quantify asymmetries, however this approach does not consider the pattern of movement like velocity profiles. Here we demonstrate that conducting a functional analysis of variance...
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Background. The ranking system can be considered a measure of athletes' performance. In addition, countries with high performance are expected to have better athletes. Problem and Aim. The present study aimed to verify whether ranking scores and country performance by competitors differ between winners and losers; and whether ranking scores and cou...
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This study aimed to investigate the correlation between strength and skin temperature (Tsk) asymmetries in the lower limbs of elite soccer players before and after a competitive season. The sample (n = 20) was composed of elite male soccer players. Strength asymmetry and Tsk asymmetry was measured through the countermovement jump (CMJ) test and inf...
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Introduction:: Considering the specificity of the sporting context and the influence of sleep on athletic performance, the “athlete sleep behavior questionnare” (ASBQ) was developed to evaluate sleep behavior in English-speaking athletes. Objective:: The aim of this study was to perform a cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the ASBQ in Braz...
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This study aimed to analyze whether judo experience, somatic maturation, growth, and physical capacities discriminate young judo athletes from different competitive levels (state and national). Sixty-six young male judo athletes (36 from state and 30 from national level) participated in this study, divided from the annual competitive season. The as...
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Previous studies investigating the relationship between executive functions (EFs) and motor competence (MC) in typically developing children have produced inconsistent findings regarding the association’s strength and nature. Thus, the present study aimed to explore the relationship between EFs and MC in typically developing children aged 6–11 year...
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ABSTRACT Introduction: Considering the specificity of the sporting context and the influence of sleep on athletic performance, the “athlete sleep behavior questionnare” (ASBQ) was developed to evaluate sleep behavior in English-speaking athletes. Objective: The aim of this study was to perform a crosscultural adaptation and validation of the ASBQ i...
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Objective: This study translated, culturally adapted, and validated a Brazilian Portuguese version (SCOFF-BR) of the Sick, Control, One Stone, Fat, Food Questionnaire (SCOFF) to screen eating disorders in young adults. Methods: This study used back-translation to culturally adapt the questionnaire according to International Society of Pharmacoec...
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Este estudo objetivou analisar o conhecimento de profissionais de academias de musculação sobre a inclusão de Pessoas com Deficiências (PcD's) e conhecer as condições de acessibilidade arquitetônica desses espaços. A amostra foi composta por 95 participantes, profissionais de Educação Física, estagiários e proprietários de academias. Utilizou-se co...
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This study aimed to investigate the birthplace effect in Brazilian basketball athletes of both sexes according their states and geographical regions. Our hypothesis is that the São Paulo (SP) state is the leading player in the Southeastern region and stands out from the other regions. The birthplace of Brazilian athletes participating in the FIBA W...
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The purpose is to analyze the effect of social networks on smartphones before and during velocity-based resistance exercise on the internal training load, heart rate variability (HRV), and cognitive interference control. Twelve trained adults volunteered to participate in this randomized and crossover design research study with three experimental c...
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The present study aimed to verify the effects of a multicomponent physical training program on the functional capacity of middle-aged women. Thirty-five women (51.8 ± 5.4 years) underwent a multicomponent physical training program for 16 weeks. The volunteers were submitted to anthropometric measurements and a battery of tests adapted to assess the...
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Objective To investigate prevalence, incidence and profile of musculoskeletal injuries in para athletes. Design Systematic review. Data sources Searches were conducted in MEDLINE, EMBASE, AMED, SPORTSDiscus, CINAHL and hand searching. Eligibility criteria Studies were considered if they reported prevalence or incidence of musculoskeletal injurie...
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This study aimed to analyze the acute effect of anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (a-tDCS) over the primary motor cortex (M1) on the volume, perceived exertion, and neuromuscular performance measurements in trained and untrained adults. Twenty-four male adults (12 trained and 12 untrained) participated in this single-blind, randomized,...
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The fronto-central slow-wave known as the contingent negative variation (CNV) is an electroencephalographic measure related to the ability of the motor system to extract space-temporal regularities to produce a motor response. Although well-studied in predictable settings, little is known about how the CNV behaves in an unpredictable context. Thus,...
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Previous research suggests that performance on executive functions tests may be different at rest, versus when one is engaged in physical exercise. Therefore, the present study aimed to develop an integrated system that evaluates executive functions during exercise. We conducted two test-retest studies, with ten healthy male volunteers participatin...
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Aim: To compare two different randori structure (high volume and short pauses - TRAD training vs low volume with long pauses - COMP training) in the neuromuscular and metabolic responses of elite judo athletes. Methods: The first situation (TRAD) consisted of 12 randoris of 5 minutes with 45 seconds rest, and the other situation (COMP), consisted...
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Background. In combat sports, such as judo, reactive stress tolerance is a variable that influences the performance of athletes. This variable plays a crucial role in controlling the movements of body segments and may contribute to sports success. Problem and aim. Little is known about the behavior of this variable in elite athletes in judo. This v...
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Purpose: To investigate the effects of anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (a-tDCS) on the aerobic performance, heart rate (HR), and rating of perceived exertion (RPE) of highly trained taekwondo athletes. Methods: Twelve (8 men and 4 women) international/national-level athletes received a-tDCS or sham treatment over the M1 location i...
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Background and Study Aim: The most successful countries in wrestling have many studies that contribute to development, not only this sport. Results, conclusions and recommendations from these studies being essential to research Chilean wrestlers to establish indicators of evaluation for the needs of selection and training effects. The cognitive aim...
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The decrease in children motor competence, with a consequent reduction in the levels of physical activities and fitness, impacting health negatively, has affected children across countries. In addition to consistent intervention strategies, it is necessary to use appropriate instruments. The Körperkoordinationstest Für Kinder (KTK) is a reliable an...
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The present study has the purpose of develop a paradigm that enable verify if the pupil dynamics can be useful for neurofeedback application. P. 39-42 Livro de publicações do 7º Congresso Brasileiro de NeuroVisão: Neurociências da Visão https://www.researchgate.net/publication/335787521_Livro_de_publicacoes_do_7_Congresso_Brasileiro_de_Neurocienci...
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Differences in motor learning can be partially explained by differences in genotype. The catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) Val158Met polymorphism regulates the dopamine (DA) availability in the prefrontal cortex modulating motor performance and learning. Given the differences in tonic and phasic DA transmission, this study aimed to investigate wh...
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Free access (until August 16, 2019: https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1ZIEZcBxeyCMx Abstract: Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) is a neuromodulatory technique that has been used as an ergogenic aid in exercise/sports performance. However, little is known about its effects on highly-trained subjects, as athletes. The present study aimed t...
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Resumo O desenvolvimento de um protocolo específico na natação para detectar a Frequência cardíaca máxima (FCmáx) pode qualificar a prescrição e controle de treinamento na natação. Dessa forma, o estudo objetivou validar um teste específico para obtenção da FCmáx em natação, para o nado crawl. Onze nadadores masculinos, de nível universitário, nada...
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The benefits of less repetitive practice in motor learning have been explained by the increased demand for memory processes during the execution of motor skills. Recently, a new perspective associating increased demand for perception with less repetitive practice has also been proposed. Augmented information gathering and visual scanning characteri...
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Resumo O presente estudo objetiva identificar os motivos que levam à pratica do taekwondo, bem como verificar possíveis diferenças entre praticantes faixas iniciais e faixas pretas. A versão brasileira da escala Motivos para a Prática de Atividade Física‐Revisada (MPAM‐R) foi usada. Os testes de Friedman e de Mann‐Whitney com correção de Bonferroni...
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Waisman Activities of Daily Living (W-ADL) is a free and brief measure of activities daily living (ADL) for adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities. However, its use is limited in non-English-speaking countries. For this reason, translation, cross-cultural adaptation, and validation for other languages are needed. Thus, this study ai...
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Resumo Verificaram‐se os efeitos de um programa de exercícios físicos multicomponente sobre a capacidade funcional de idosas. Participaram do estudo 27 idosas de 67,8 ± 6,5 anos, submetidas a um programa de exercícios físicos multicomponente. Foram obtidas as medidas antropométricas e foi aplicada uma bateria de testes adaptada para avaliar a capac...
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O presente estudo teve por objetivo identificar a influência do período de nascimento sobre o desempenho e posicionamento tático de atletas de alto nível de futebol feminino dos 32 países participantes das sete edições da Copa do Mundo Feminina FIFATM. Para levar a efeito esse objetivo, foi coletada no site oficial da entidade a data de nascimento...
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Resumo O objetivo do estudo foi analisar o término da carreira de ex-atletas de futebol que disputaram Copas do Mundo pelo Brasil entre 1966 e 1982. Foram realizadas entrevistas semiestruturadas com seis ex-atletas. As entrevistas foram analisadas por meio de miniunidades. O conteúdo das entrevistas foi organizado em cinco categorias. Os resultados...
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Aim: The aim of this study is to evaluate the presence of a particular immunological profile in individuals long-term infected with HTLV-1, followed presenting different clinical courses. Materials & methods: Forty-eight individuals were evaluated for 19 cytokines analyzed in cerebrospinal fluid and plasma of patients with HTLV-1 presenting with...
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Little is known about the effect of whole body vibration (WBV) has on specific sports action such as taekwondo kicking technique. Fifteen individuals (10 males and 5 females; 18.6 ± 2.1 years), performed two experimental protocols on separate days: A) 1 minute exposure at 26 Hz frequency of WBV followed by countermovement jump (CMJ) test; B) 1 minu...
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Função compartilhada com animais e sujeito de avaliação sistemática da neurologia, a motricidade é frequentemente considerada com algum desdém pela neuropsicologia que tende a se concentrar nas funções mais especificamente humanas e mais puramente cognitivas. No entanto, nós acreditamos que a motricidade deveria fazer parte do campo de conhecimento...
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This study aims to examine the effect of explicit and implicit learning in children, as well as a sequential application of learning modes, in the acquisition of the basketball shooting skill in an ecological setting. Participants (n=80) were novices in basketball, ages 9 to 12 years old. The experimental groups followed one of the three different...
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BACKGROUND: Manual movements are affected by the index of difficulty of the task and handedness. High index of difficulty and execution with the non-dominant hand can increase the mental workload. AIM: This study investigated the relation between the level of mental workload, the index of difficulty of the task, and handedness in manual movements....
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BACKGROUND: Manual movements are affected by the index of difficulty of the task and handedness. High index of difficulty and execution with the non-dominant hand can increase the mental workload. AIM: This study investigated the relation between the level of mental workload, the index of difficulty of the task, and handedness in manual movements....
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Objective: The Parenting Styles and Dimensions Questionnaire (PSDQ) is used worldwide to assess three styles (authoritative, authoritarian, and permissive) and seven dimensions of parenting. In this study, we adapted the short version of the PSDQ for use in Brazil and investigated its validity and reliability. Methods: Participants were 451 mother...
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Impulsivity has mainly been described as a negative or dysfunctional characteristic associated with several disorders. However, impulsivity is not only related to dysfunctional outcomes and may explain individual differences in optimal human functioning as well. The Dickman Impulsivity Inventory (DII) is a self-report instrument measuring both the...
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METHODS Sixty-eight elderlies were paired in terms of age and gender and were equally distributed into depressed and nondepressed groups, according to their score on the Beck Depression Questionnaire. The participants performed the Grooved Pegboard Test placing and withdrawing pegs while execution time and error rate were measured. RESULTS This in...
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Objective: To translate, adapt and validate the Smartphone Addiction Inventory (SPAI) in a Brazilian population of young adults. Method: We employed the translation and back-translation method for the adaptation of the Brazilian version SPAI (SPAI-BR). The sample consisted of 415 university students. Data was collected through an electronic ques...
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Some studies have identified brain morphological changes in the frontolimbic network (FLN) in bipolar subjects who attempt suicide (SA). The present study investigated neuroanatomical abnormalities in the FLN to find a possible neural signature for suicidal behavior in patients with bipolar disorder type I (BD-I). We used voxel-based morphometry to...
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Este estudo teve o objetivo de analisar as atividades físicas (AF) de crianças em relação às recomendações de AF (RAF) e as influências do sexo, rede de ensino e turno escolar. Foram avaliados 101 escolares de escolas públicas e privadas e turnos matutino e vespertino. Os dados foram coletados por acelerômetros durante três dias. Foi usado Teste t...