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The Perception & Action Podcast - Sports Science & Psychology Talk

Exploration of how psychological research can be applied to improving performance, accelerating skill acquisition and designing new technologies in sports, driving and aviation. Hosted by Rob Gray, professor of Human Systems Engineering at Arizona State University, the podcast will review basic concepts and discuss the latest research in these areas.
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Jun 23, 2015

How do great athletes seem to know what is going to happen next?  What information to they use to predict the next serve will be cross court instead of down the line, how does a baseball batter know the next pitch will be a fastball, and how does an NFL quarterback know the defense will blitz? Can these abilities be improved through training? In this episode I explore the topic of anticipation in sports. 

What Grinds My Gears: Conference false advertising and fishing in movement science experiments

 

Temporal occlusion video: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8idV0V1Is8 

 

Links to articles discussed:

Anticipation in squash: differences in advance cue utilization between expert and novice players

Can the anticipatory skills of experts be learned by novices?

Anticipation skill in a real-world task: measurement, training, and transfer in tennis

Behavior of college baseball players in a virtual batting task

A model of motor inhibition for a complex skill: baseball batting

Expert anticipatory skill in striking sports: a review and a model

The Moneyball Problem: What is the best way to present situational statistics to an athlete?

On the continuing problem of inappropriate learning measures: Comment on Wulf et al. (2014) and Wulf et al. (2015)

 

More information

http://www.perceptionactionpodcast.libsyn.com/

My Research Gate Page (pdfs of my articles)

My ASU Web page

Podcast Facebook page (videos, pics, etc)

Twitter: @Shakeywaits

Email: robgray@asu.edu

 

Credits:

The Flamin' Groovies - Shake Some Action

The Body Breaks – Devendra Banhart

I Can See the Future - Eleni Mandell 

I Can See the Future - Lo Fi Is Sci Fi

Reigning Sound – Straight Shooter

 

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Jun 9, 2015

What should an athlete look at when performing their sport?  For example, should a soccer goalkeeper keep their eye on the shooter’s leg when trying to stop a penalty kick or on their upper body?  Should a golfer look at the ball or the hole when putting?  Do expert athletes look at different things than novices? Is it really possible to always keep your eye on the ball? In this episode, I examine the role of eye movements in sports.

Research Confessions: My first batting simulator experiment and the importance of keeping conditions in an experiment the same

 

Links to articles mentioned in the podcast: 

Visual search, anticipation and expertise in soccer goalkeepers

Anticipation and visual search behaviour in expert soccer goalkeepers

Visual search strategies of baseball batters: eye movements during the preparatory phase of batting

The role of central and peripheral vision in expert decision making

Gaze control in putting

Quiet eye duration, expertise, and task complexity in near and far aiming tasks

The "quiet eye" and motor performance: task demands matter!

Visual Movements of Batters

Why can't batters keep their eyes on the ball?

From eye movements to actions: how batsmen hit the ball

The Head Tracks and Gaze Predicts: How the World’s Best Batters Hit a Ball

Quiet Eye Training Facilitates Competitive Putting Performance in Elite Golfers

 

More information

http://www.perceptionactionpodcast.libsyn.com/

My Research Gate Page (pdfs of my articles)

My ASU Web page

Podcast Facebook page (videos, pics, etc)

Twitter: @Shakeywaits

Email: robgray@asu.edu

 

Credits:

The Flamin' Groovies - Shake Some Action

Still Pluto – Open Up Your Eyes

Two Prong – Search Your Eyes

The Rusty Bells – Drop Your Eyes

Justin Townes Earle – Mama’s Eyes

Farmertan - Ugly Truth

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