Sylvain Laborde

PD Dr. Dr. Sylvain Laborde is a trained psychologist, currently working as a Senior Researcher at the Institute of Psychology, Department of Performance Psychology, at the German Sport University Cologne. He holds a PhD in Sport Science, a PhD in Psychology, and a Habilitation in Psychology. His research focuses on the heart-brain connection, specifically heart rate variability (HRV). Along with his colleagues, he developed methodological recommendations for the investigation of HRV, as well as the Vagal Tank Theory, to understand how HRV is connected to self-regulation, cognition, and emotion regulation. Additionally, he collaborates with national associations to share his research with elite athletes and coaches.