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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: November, 2015

**Please see new & improved website at http://perceptionaction.com/ 

 

Nov 30, 2015

How do fans perceive the action going on in sports?  Does your ability to watch a sport improve with hours of practice in front of your TV?  How does the perception of fans differ from the perception of the athletes themselves? Why was the Fox puck pure evil?

Articles/links:

Action anticipation and motor resonance in elite basketball players

Foul or dive? Motor contributions to judging ambiguous foul situations in football

Psychophysiological Responses of Sport Fans

 

The Fox Puck:

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

 

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

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Nov 24, 2015

How do we use vision to control the placement of our feet on rough terrain, to avoid spraining that ankle?  How do anxiety, fear and fatigue change the way we perform these activities?  What differs between elite and novice climbers?  Did I survive a rim to rim hike in the Grand Canyon? Let’s hit the trail….

Articles:

Visual control of foot placement when walking over complex terrain

Anxiety–performance relationships in climbing: a process-oriented approach

Anxiety-induced changes in movement behaviour during the execution of a complex whole-body task.

Changes in the perception of action possibilities while climbing to fatigue on a climbing wall

Practice with anxiety improves performance, but only when anxious: evidence for the specificity of practice hypothesis

Short report: the effect of expertise in hiking on recognition memory for mountain scenes

 

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

Closely Watched Trains – Hills Climb

The Spectacular Fantastic – Echo Mountain

Arsonist – Hot Salsa Trip\

Johnny Weltraum – Blackout

Karmafish – Dusty Trail

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Nov 23, 2015

Is Pearl Izumi right: “marathons have changed from a race to run to a box to be checked”? Is Associative or Dissociative Attention better for running and how does it depend on pace?

 

Articles/links:

http://community.runnersworld.com/topic/pearl-izumi-ad-campaign?reply=54776376858447655

Attentional focus in endurance activity: new paradigms and future directions

A social-cognitive perspective of perceived exertion and exertion tolerance

Marathon Training Academy podcast

 

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

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Nov 19, 2015

A discussion with Keith Davids, Professor of Motor Learning at Sheffield Hallam University and an innovator of the constraints lead approach to skill acquisition and coaching. We discuss using ecological dynamics to study sports performance, sport analytics, ecological psychology, team coordination and designing for exercise and health promotion. 

 

More information about my guest:

http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cser/professor-keith-davids

http://www.humankinetics.com/products/all-products/dynamics-of-skill-acquisition

https://www.routledge.com/products/9780415744393

http://www.amazon.com/Visual-Perception-Action-Sport-Davids/dp/041918290X

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K17791XqNqU

 

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

 

Nov 17, 2015

News: Why is it so difficult to play against left-handed opponents in sports? Will you drivers be ready when automated cars need them to take over?

 

Articles:

Skilled players' and novices' difficulty anticipating left- vs. right-handed opponents' action intentions varies across different points in time

What determines the take-over time? An integrated model approach of driver take-over after automated driving

 

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:

Mr & Mrs Smith – Left Handed Right Handed Blues

JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound – Bad News

Andy Wagner – Driver’s Seat

 

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Nov 16, 2015

My Review of the book “See to Play, The Eyes of Elite Athletes” by Dr Michael Peters. Do I see eye to eye with his views on the role of vision in sports?

 

Articles/links:

http://www.amazon.com/See-To-Play-Elite-Athletes/dp/1938008006

 

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

 

Nov 10, 2015

Making adjustments to a heavily practiced, well established skill can be one of the most difficult tasks required of an experienced athlete. Although there can be several situations in sport for which this is required (e.g., rule or/and equipment changes, advancement to a higher level of play), there are a dearth of empirical studies that have examined the processes underlying successful technique change. In this episode, I explore what is involved in: opening an athlete’s performance black box to get the new technique in place and then hiding the key so that it is resistant to the effects of pressure. 

Research confessions: Why aren’t practitioners reading our papers?

 

Links to articles discussed:

Switching tools: perceptual-motor recalibration to weight changes

Two methods for recommending bat weights

On the fragility of skilled performance: what governs choking under pressure?

Refining and regaining skills in fixation/diversification stage performers: the Five-A Model

A case study of technical change and rehabilitation: Intervention design and interdisciplinary team interaction

Sources, topics and use of knowledge by coaches

To What Extent do the Findings of Laboratory-Based Spatial Attention Research Apply to the Real-World Setting of Driving?

 

Tim Tebow video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=22&v=4deYMDDxC34

 

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

June & Jean Millington – One for Change

Lame Drivers – Change Your Mind

Junk Boys – No Change

Benji Cossa –Time for a Change

Farmertan  - Ugly Truth

 

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Nov 5, 2015

The Perception & Action Podcast is going LIVE and I want you to be involved (or at least just watch). On Wednesday November 11, 2015 at 9AM AZ/8 AM PST I will host my first live discussion on the general topic of skill acquisition using blab.im.  My co-host for this topic will be performance advisor and coach for the NFL, Shawn Myszka.  

Blab.im is a new platform which allows up to 4 people to video chat.  The fun thing is that people can jump in an out for as long as they like and "fill the seats" around the discussion table. There is also a chat room for people to get side discussions going and/or ask questions.

To subscribe so you will be notified when we do go live please go to:

https://blab.im/rob-gray-the-perception-action-podcast-live-skill-acquisition-in-sports-1

For more information please see:

http://perceptionaction.com/live/

If you can't make the live event the audio will be used to create a future podcast episode and the video will be posted on http://perceptionaction.com/live/

Finally, I will be hosting more of these in the future so if you have topic ideas and/or would like to be a co-host please contact me.

 

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

via freemusicarchive.org

 

Nov 3, 2015

A discussion with Shawn Myszka, movement skills trainer for the National Football League. We discuss connecting research and practice, technique change, dealing with injury, choking under pressure and look at the constraints lead or dynamic systems approach to skill acquisition. 

 

More information about my guest:

https://footballbeyondthestats.wordpress.com/

http://www.optimizemovement.com/sq/35323-movement-mastery-intro

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI0sfP6vEMuR-EyC673uplg

 

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

Nov 2, 2015

The second installment of My Head Training Journey where I examine whether a smart phone app can improve sports performance. Does the luge game race to the finish or going flying off the track?  My first episode on this topic can be found here: http://perceptionaction.com/11d

 

Articles/Links:

http://headtrainer.com/#/

As soon as the bat met the ball, I knew it was gone”: Outcome prediction, hindsight bias, and the representation and control of action in expert and novice baseball players

Visual and skill effects on soccer passing performance, kinematics, and outcome estimations

 

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

 

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