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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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Now displaying: October, 2015

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Oct 29, 2015

How prevalent are superstitious rituals in sports e.g., always wearing the same socks, eating the same meal or listening to the same music on game day? Do they serve actually serve a purpose?

 

Articles:

Superstitious behavior in sport: Levels of effectiveness and determinants of use in three collegiate sports

Superstitious Behavior Among American and Japanese Professional Baseball Players

 

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:

Port City Music – Night Terrors

Out of Orion – Horror House

Little Debbie – Halloween Instrumental

Aritus –Path of Witches

Shrink - Fearworks

Blik – Halloween Rendezvous

Nightfall-Psicodreams

Lullaby for the Darkness - Psicodreams

Monk Turner –Halloween Night

 

 

via freemusicarchive.org 

Oct 27, 2015

Recovering from an injury can be one of the most difficult challenges an athlete can face.  In this episode I discuss two topics related to this issue. First, I look at the growing epidemic that is sport related concussions  and consider issues related to detection, assessment, multiple concussion syndrome, and when an athlete can return to play.  Second, I discuss the role of attention in recovery from knee and elbow injuries and how we might get an athlete to stop being overly focused on their injury.

 

Technically Challenged: A few podcast recommendations

 

Links to articles discussed:

Sport-related concussions: a review of epidemiology, challenges in diagnosis, and potential risk factors

Neuropsychological testing for sports-related concussion: how athletes can sandbag their baseline testing without detection

Perceptual relearning of complex visual motion after V1 damage in humans

The effects of attentional focus on jump performance and knee joint kinematics in patients after ACL reconstruction

 

Other podcasts links:

http://www.radiolab.org

http://www.npr.org/programs/invisibilia/

http://www.eis2win.co.uk/Pages/inthezone_podcasts.aspx

http://eliteftssportsperformance.libsyn.com/

http://humanfactorsblog.org/2015/07/10/psychology-podcasts/

 

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

Reigning Sound – Love Won’t Leave You With a Song

Jahzzar – Out of School

Archers – Radical Opinion

Brian Fallon – American Slang

Beans & Bullets – Love Machine

 

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Oct 26, 2015

Dynavision is a visual training device that has been marketed for improving sports performance and has been around for roughly 25 years.  It has received a lot of anecdotal support from athlete but what does the research say about its effectiveness.  Surely, in 25 years there must be a ton of studies that have evaluated it? What can we learn from this case study of visual training in sport?

 

Articles:

High-Performance Vision Training Improves Batting Statistics for University of Cincinnati Baseball Players

An Exploratory Study of the Potential Effects of Vision Training on Concussion Incidence in Football

The impact of a sports vision training program in youth field hockey players

The influence of sport goggles on visual target detection in female intercollegiate athletes

L-alanyl-L-glutamine ingestion maintains performance during a competitive basketball game

 

More information:

http://perceptionaction.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

Mark Lanegan - Saint Louis Elegy

via freemusicarchive.org

 

Oct 22, 2015

A discussion with Alana D’Andrade, Director of Business Development for Fitlight Sport Corporation whose main product is the Fitlight Trainer, a system designed to improve an athlete’s reaction time, speed, agility and awareness. Along with exploring the Fitlight Trainer in detail, we also discuss the value of research validation for products like this and what it’s like to be a part of the rapidly expanding sports technology industry.

 

More information about product discussed:

http://www.fitlighttraining.com/

https://twitter.com/fitlighttrainer

 

More information:

http://perceptionaction.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

Lo Fi is Hi Fi - I’m on a Talk Show

Mark Lanegan - Saint Louis Elegy

via freemusicarchive.org

 

Oct 19, 2015

Does making an athlete wait longer to perform a high pressure action (e.g., icing the kicker in football) increase the chance of them choking?  If so, why does it occur?

 

Articles:

Haste does not always make waste: Expertise, direction of attention, and speed versus accuracy in performing sensorimotor skills

Pressure Kicks in the NFL: An Archival Exploration into the Deployment of Timeouts and Other Environmental Correlates

 

More information:

http://perceptionaction.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

Mark Lanegan - Saint Louis Elegy

via freemusicarchive.org

 

 

Oct 13, 2015

I tackle what has been one of the most interesting and contentious issues in sports psychology: hot and cold streaks in performance. Does the hot hand exist? What is the best way to get out a slump?  Is an athlete’s ability to perform under pressure influenced by the streak they are on?

 

What Grinds My Gears: Interviewing fails

 

Links to articles discussed:

The Hot Hand In Basketball: On the Misperception of Random Sequences

Twenty years of ‘hot hand’ research: Review and critique

The hot hand reconsidered: A meta-analytic approach

The Hot and Cold Hand in Volleyball: Individual Expertise Differences in a Video-Based Playmaker Decision Test

Interactions between performance pressure, performance streaks, and attentional focus

 

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 Agrarians – We Run Hot, We Run Cold

Reigning Sound – You Got Me Humming

Mondo Topless – Break the Ice

Milgrom – Hot

Six Star General – Cold 

via freemusicarchive.org and jamendo.com

 

 

Oct 12, 2015

Can training with the new HeadTrainer app make you a better athlete? 

The beginning of my “head training journey” (http://perceptionactionpodcast.libsyn.com/join-me-on-my-head-training-journey) where I dig into the science behind this first game in this app.

 

Links to articles discussed:

http://headtrainer.com/#/

Reaction times and anticipatory skills of karate athletes

Perceptual-cognitive skill training and its transfer to expert performance in the field: Future research directions

 

How to Listen & Subscribe to The Perception Action Podcast:

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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

Mark Lanegan - Saint Louis Elegy

via freemusicarchive.org

 

 

Oct 8, 2015

A discussion with Robert Gronbeck, owner and coach at Cairns Sport Performance Clinic in Australia. Covering topics including: being an entrepreneur in sports psychology, perceptual-cognitive training using multiple object tracking, evaluating concussions, and the relationship (and often lack thereof) between basic research and practice in sports. 

 

More information about my guest:

http://www.cairnssportsperformanceclinic.com.au/

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/robert-gronbeck/6a/245/844

More information about products discussed:

http://neurotracker.net/

 

How to Listen & Subscribe to The Perception Action Podcast:

http://perceptionactionpodcast.libsyn.com/podcast/how-to-listen-and-subscribe-to-the-perception-action-podcast-0

 

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

Lo Fi is Hi Fi - I’m on a Talk Show

Mark Lanegan - Saint Louis Elegy

via freemusicarchive.org

 

 

Oct 6, 2015

News: Do good endurance athlete have superior perceptual and cognitive skills? Why do we sometimes do exactly the thing we are trying to avoid under pressure? 

Articles:

It’s a Matter of Mind! Cognitive Functioning Predicts the Athletic Performance in Ultra-Marathon Runners

Don’t Miss, Don’t Miss, D’oh! Performance When Anxious Suffers Specifically Where Least Desired

 

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 

via freemusicarchive.org 

 

 

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