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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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Jul 28, 2015

News: Are brain areas that produce movement involved in anticipating it? How can we reduce motion sickness?

Articles:

Alleviating Simulator Sickness with Galvanic Cutaneous Stimulation

An action-incongruent secondary task modulates prediction accuracy in experienced performers: evidence for motor simulation

 

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: 

JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound – Bad News

Jonathan Coulton - Re: Your Brains

 

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Jul 21, 2015

Why do great athletes claim that on some nights baseballs look as big as a grapefruit, basketball hoops are like oceans and things move in slow motion? Are they just blowing a lot of hot air or is this really the way they see the world?  In this episode, I explore embodied perception in sport…the idea that the way we see the world changes as a function of our action capabilities (e.g., whether we are an expert or novice, whether we are fresh or fatigued, etc). I also consider how we might take advantage of these effects in sports training programs.

What Grinds My Gears: Publishing

 

 Links to articles discussed:

Embodied Perception and the Economy of Action

Embodied perception in sport

Apparent Ball Size Is Correlated With Batting Average

Being selective at the plate: processing dependence between perceptual variables relates to hitting goals and performance

Action-specific effects in aviation: What determines judged runway size?

Target-directed visual attention is a prerequisite for action-specific perception

How “Paternalistic” Is Spatial Perception? 

An Embodied Approach to Perception: By What Units Are Visual Perceptions Scaled?

Action’s Effect on Perception

Size estimates remain stable in the face of differences in performance outcome variability in an aiming task

Attentional focus, perceived target size, and movement kinematics under performance pressure

 

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

JoosTVD – Bigger Things

The Jacobins – Slow Motion

Leather Uppers – Bigger Than a Breadbox

Ergo Phizmiz – Pressures from Golf

Reigning Sound - Straight Shooter

 

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Jul 14, 2015

News: Can the threat of losing $50K on one putt make a pro golfer choke? Why is "back again" shorter than there?

 Articles:

The impact of pressure on performance: Evidence from the PGA TOUR

The Return Trip Is Felt Shorter Only Postdictively: A Psychophysiological Study of the Return Trip Effect

 

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: 

JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound – Bad News

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Jul 7, 2015

How does an athlete get their glove, racquet, hand, or foot to the right place at the right time to hit, catch or strike a moving object? In this episode, I explore visual information that can be used to judge the time to contact and direction of motion of an approaching object and how it can be applied to the outfielder problem.  

Research Confessions: The time I nearly published completely artifactual results

 

Links to articles discussed:

The Black Cloud

Lee’s 1976 paper

Grasping tau

Accuracy of estimating time to collision using binocular and monocular information

Estimating the time to collision with a rotating nonspherical object

The visual perception of motion in depth

Catching a baseball: OAC

How baseball outfielders determine where to run to catch fly balls

Unconfounding the direction of motion in depth, time to passage and rotation rate of an approaching object

Motion perception and driving: predicting performance through testing and shortening braking reaction times through training

 

IOVD Figure

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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

Between the Eyes – Christian Milone

Catch Me, I’m Falling – Oblivion’s Garden

Farmertan  - Ugly Truth

 

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