Letter to the Editor

European Journal of Applied Physiology

, 104:929

First online:

Do we really need a central governor to explain brain regulation of exercise performance?

  • Samuele M. MarcoraAffiliated withSchool of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences, Bangor University Email author 

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In this paper two different models of brain regulation of exercise performance are critically compared: the central governor model proposed by Noakes and colleagues, and an alternative psycholobiological model based on motivational intensity theory.


Perception of effort Exercise performance Brain Central governor Motivation Psychobiology