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

Eur J Appl Physiol. 2008 Nov;104(5):929-31; author reply 933-5. doi: 10.1007/s00421-008-0818-3. Epub 2008 Jul 10.


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.

Publication types

  • Comment
  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Body Temperature
  • Brain / physiology*
  • Exercise Tolerance*
  • Homeostasis
  • Humans
  • Models, Biological
  • Motivation
  • Muscle Fatigue
  • Perception
  • Physical Endurance
  • Physical Exertion / physiology*