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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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Aug 27, 2015

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Aug 25, 2015

News: Are coaches using too much sports technology to evaluate players? How do police officers handle the pressure of a high speed chase?

Articles:

Blaming Bill Gates AGAIN! Misuse, overuse and misunderstanding of performance data in sport

Psychophysiological Assessment of Acute Stress Induced by High-Pressure Law-Enforcement Driving: A Pilot Study

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

 

 

Aug 18, 2015

Legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden once said: “The importance of repetition until automaticity cannot be overstated”. Reaching a stage where some skills can be performed “automatically” is thought to be one of the main goals of sports training and one of the defining characteristics of being an expert.  But what exactly does it mean for a sports skill to be “automatic” and how exactly is this desired state achieved through training? In this episode, I introduce the topic of skill acquisition be exploring traditional theories of how an athlete progresses from a novice to an expert.

Research confessions: Does research always happen like we say it does in journal articles?

 

Links to articles discussed:

Movement automaticity in sport

From attentional control to attentional spillover: a skill-level investigation of attention, movement, and performance outcomes

Expertise, attention, and memory in sensorimotor skill execution: impact of novel task constraints on dual-task performance and episodic memory

Fitts & Posner

 

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

Matt Augustine - Learn How to Swim

Jonathan DImmel – Learn From Me

Sonic Avenues – Automatic

Arsonist – Hot Salsa Trip

Room One Eleven – Automatic

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Aug 11, 2015

News: Is listening to heavy metal music bad for you?

 

Articles:

Three Decades Later: The Life Experiences and Mid-Life Functioning of 1980s Heavy Metal Groupies, Musicians, and Fans

 

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:

Insane Ride – Sound of Rock n Roll

Jose O Salvador – For Those About to Rock

Behold the Living Corpse – Death March

Without God – Space Weed

Wizardry – Keeper of Doom

Vincebus Eruptum – Hand of Doomish

Metamophosis – Ballada Bezbozna

Tombs – Seven Stars of The Angel of Death

Hellcore - Sakit Jiwa Terinfeksi

Subterrestrial – We Live Inside

The Old Submarine – Flawless

Utopian Condition – Human Despair

Singularity – Screaming at the Sun

Hound – Sleeping Hound

Silent Sorrow - The Sorrow Embrace

Zoliborz - To Balagopalan Ganapathy

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Aug 4, 2015

What should an athlete focus their attention on when performing their sport? Should you pay attention to how your body is moving, the crowd, your opponents, what you need to buy at the store after the game, or something else?  Is it the same if you just learning the sport?  In this episode I focus my attention of focusing attention.

What Grinds My Gears: Does sports science get enough respect?  Internal/external focus debate

 

Links to articles discussed:

When paying attention becomes counterproductive

Attending to the Execution of a Complex Sensorimotor Skill: Expertise Differences, Choking, and Slumps

Attention and motor performance: Preferences for and advantages of an external focus

Enhancing the learning of sport skills through external-focus feedback

From attentional control to attentional spillover: A skill-level investigation of attention, movement, and performance outcomes

Effects of focus of attention on baseball batting performance in players of different skill level

Increasing the distance of an external focus of attention enhances learning

Enhancing performance proficiency at the expert level: Considering the role of ‘somaesthetic awareness’

Why did Tiger Woods shoot 82? A commentary on Toner and Moran (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 Cute Leepers – All this Attention is Killing Me

Conny Olivetti – Attention Span Zero

Fallen to Flux – Outside, Looking In

Reigning Sound - Straight Shooter

 

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