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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: January, 2016

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

 

Jan 28, 2016

A discussion with Michael Grey, Reader in Motor Neuroscience and Director of the Neuroplasticity & Neurorehabilitation Lab at the University of Birmingham. We discuss topics including neuroplasticity, applying brain stimulation to sports, the similarities between neurorehabilitation and skill acquisition, and share our thoughts on the recent Will Smith movie Concussion.

 

More information about my guest:

http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/sport-exercise/staff/profile.aspx?ReferenceId=9921

https://twitter.com/drmichaeljgrey

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Grey+MJ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MWbCvpnVn4

 

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

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Jan 26, 2016

News: Does using our dorsal visual stream during the control of action make us color blind?  When we improve after visual perception training is it really perception that is improved?

 

Articles:

Color perception is impaired in baseball batters while performing an interceptive action

Behavioral training to improve collision detection

 

More information:

http://perceptionaction.com/

My Research Gate Page (pdfs of my articles)

My ASU Web page

Podcast Facebook page (videos, pics, etc)

 

Credits:

The Flamin' Groovies - Shake Some Action

Reigning Sound – Two Thieves

JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound – Bad News

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Jan 25, 2016

My review of the book “This is Your Brain on Sports: Beating Blocks, Slumps & Performance Anxiety”. How are past injuries and performance failures related to an athlete’s current struggles. Is Brain Spotting the key to preventing choking, the yips and freezing behavior in athletes?

 

Link:

http://www.amazon.com/This-Your-Brain-Sports-Performance/dp/1608448649

 

More information:

http://perceptionaction.com/

My Research Gate Page (pdfs of my articles)

My ASU Web page

Podcast Facebook page (videos, pics, etc)

 

Credits:

The Flamin' Groovies - Shake Some Action

Mark Lanegan - Saint Louis Elegy

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Jan 21, 2016

A discussion with Jennifer Cumming, University of Birmingham. We discuss topics including imagery use and observational learning in athletes, mental skills training, tools for assessing the psychological abilities of athletes, and using sports psychology to help homeless kids.

 

More information about my guest:

http://jennifercumming.com/

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jennifer_Cumming

http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/profiles/sportex/cumming-jennifer.aspx

https://twitter.com/drjenncumming

 

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

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Jan 19, 2016

What processes occur during the times when an athlete is not on the field or court, that is there off-time between practices and competitions.  How important are these rest periods for learning sports skills?  Does it matter what an athlete does during these periods?  Could doing something like playing video games possibly interfere with the gains made during practice?  

Links to articles discussed:

Leg muscle recruitment during cycling is less developed in triathletes than cyclists despite matched cycling training loads

Practice With Sleep Makes Perfect: Sleep-Dependent Motor Skill Learning

The restorative effect of naps on perceptual deterioration

Experience-dependent changes in cerebral activation during human REM sleep

Watch and Learn: Seeing Is Better than Doing when Acquiring Consecutive Motor Tasks

Do action video games improve perception and cognition?

Action-Video-Game Experience Alters the Spatial Resolution of Vision

 

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)

Email: robgray@asu.edu

Twitter: @ShakeyWaits

 

Credits:

The Flamin' Groovies - Shake Some Action

Thomas Allen – Rest Until I Die

Grumsling – Down Time

Silence is Sexy – The Science of Sleep

Auto Bonfire – I Sleep Fine

Screaming Mirror – The Observer

Saucy Jack – Beat You at Your Own Game

 

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Jan 18, 2016

Back in October of last year we lost one of the great thinkers and researchers in Motor Control and Motor Learning, UCLA Professor Richard Schmidt.  Richard’s Schema Theory of Motor Learning and Generalized Motor Program have been both highly influential and highly contentious. What will their legacy be for future research?

 

Articles:

A schema theory of discrete motor skill learning.

Motor Schema Theory After 27 Years: Reflections and Implications for a New Theory

Current status of the motor program: Revisited

 

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/latimes/obituary.aspx?pid=176037786

  

More information:

http://perceptionaction.com/

My Research Gate Page (pdfs of my articles)

My ASU Web page

Podcast Facebook page (videos, pics, etc)

 

Credits:

The Flamin' Groovies - Shake Some Action

Mark Lanegan - Saint Louis Elegy

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Jan 14, 2016

A discussion with Duarte Araujo, University of Lisbon. We discuss topics including an ecological approach to talent identification, affordances, non-linear pedagogy, developing sports analytics with a sound theoretical basis and Duarte’s upcoming book: Performance Analysis in Team Sports.

 

More information about my guest:

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Duarte_Araujo

http://spertlab.fmh.ulisboa.pt/

 

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

Jan 12, 2016

News: Does going for a 30min run make it easier to learn a motor skill afterwards?  Is there an optimal balance between stability and flexibility in practice?

 

Articles:

A Single Bout of Moderate Aerobic Exercise Improves Motor Skill Acquisition

Transfer as a function of exploration and stabilization in original practice

Towards a Grand Unified Theory of Sports Performance

 

More information:

http://perceptionaction.com/

My Research Gate Page (pdfs of my articles)

My ASU Web page

Podcast Facebook page (videos, pics, etc)

 

Credits:

The Flamin' Groovies - Shake Some Action

You Me Tree – Run

JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound – Bad News

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Jan 7, 2016

A discussion with Mark Upton, Coaching Science Manger, English Institute of Sport. We discuss skill acquisition, coaching under pressure, being a sports parent and complexity in practice design. 

 

More information about my guest:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/markuptononline

https://myfastestmile.com/

https://twitter.com/uppy01

https://youtu.be/-ALDmwayyKQ

 

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

Jan 5, 2016

With the ever increasing availability of tracking and monitoring technology it is becoming easier and easier for an athlete to get feedback about their results and performance.  But is the too much of a good thing?  How does feedback influence the acquisition and performance of sports skills?  Which type of feedback should be used and how often? Is providing biofeedback (e.g., heart rate, brain activity) effective?  Can sounds and vibrations be used to shape movements?

My Research Influences: Martin Regan, York University

http://www.yorku.ca/dregan/

 

Links to articles discussed:

Effects of relative frequency of knowledge of results on retention of a motor skill

Relative frequency of knowledge of performance and motor skill learning

How Do Batters Use Visual, Auditory, and Tactile Information About the Success of a Baseball Swing?

Effects of learning on electroencephalographic and electrocardiographic patterns in novice archers

Investigating the efficacy of neurofeedback training for expediting expertise and excellence in sport

The vibrating 'Ghost' glove that can train your muscles to replicate Tiger's swing

Auditory concurrent feedback benefits on the circle performed in gymnastics

 

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

Orbits – This Girl’s Opinion

Pierced Arrows – In My Brain

Three Chord Monte – Tell Me What’s on Your Mind

The Judy Blooms – Swimming in Caves

My Morning Jacket – One Big Holiday

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