As a result, Scolari took on psychologist Regina Brandao to work with the players, a decision lauded by the 22-year-old Barcelona star.
"I had never done anything like it before and I am quite enjoying it," Neymar told reporters.
"It is not only us in football, who are surrounded by emotions every day and need psychologists. I think it could do every person good, to make one more relaxed.
"We have a very good relationship with Regina Brandao. She is a great person. I am learning a lot and I hope to continuing doing it."
Brazil take on Colombia in the quarter-finals of the World Cup tomorrow in Fortaleza.