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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: February, 2016

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Feb 29, 2016

Does ball color effect performance in sports? Do cricket batsman have the right to complain about pink balls and baseball batters about the brief experiment with orange ones?

 

Articles/links:

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2015/oct/27/to-see-or-not-to-see-australian-cricket-divided-over-pink-ball-test

Effect of ball color on hitting performance by college softball players

Effect of softball color on batting performance in players and non-players

Ball color, eye color, and a reactive motor skill

Behavior of College Baseball Players in a Virtual Batting Task

The role of the baseball seam pattern in pitch recognition

 

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

50 Foot Wave – Hot Pink, Distorted

Monk Turner – (Yellow)

Mark Lanegan - Saint Louis Elegy

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Feb 25, 2016

A discussion with Noel Rousseau, PGA golf professional, coach and developer of the Everyday Golf Coach app. We discuss automaticity, how coaching needs to be tailored to individual players, handling pressure, and how sports psychology is viewed in golf.

More information about my guest:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-noel-rousseau-13796a15

http://www.everydaygolfcoach.com/about-everyday-golf-coach.php

https://twitter.com/noelrousseau

 

 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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Feb 23, 2016

News: Does training using the 3D multiple object tracking (Neurotracker) system transfer to on-field performance in soccer?  How good are baggage screeners at detecting threatening object? How does their performance depend on passenger volume and shift length?

 

Articles/links:

3D-Multiple Object Tracking training task improves passing decision-making accuracy in soccer players

When and Why Threats Go Undetected: Impacts of Event Rate and Shift Length on Threat Detection Accuracy During Airport Baggage Screening

 

Multiple Object Tracking demo

 

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

Hugh Cornwell – Wrong Side of the Tracks

JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound – Bad News

Karl Hendricks Trio – Men’ Room at the Airport

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Feb 22, 2016

A look at some infamous movie training scenes from a skill acquisition and motor learning perspective. Awards for best use of contextual inference, best constraints led-approach, best use of key performance indicators and more! We’re gonna need a montage, montage!

 

Training Montages:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVY8SbQGW-Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SUzcDUERLo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdZVWeA7a-Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFyLD8rmty8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7kWjf8Vm14

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZQTsy3pPwo

 

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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Feb 18, 2016

A discussion with Amy Whitehead, Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching and Physical Education, at Liverpool John Moores University. We discuss her new study looking at the effect of pressure on the thought processes of golfers, using the Think Aloud protocol to investigate and improve sports performance, and what it’s like to work as an applied sports psychologist.

 

More information about my guest:

https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/about-us/staff-profiles/faculty-of-education-health-and-community/sport-studies-leisure-and-nutrition/amy-whitehead

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Amy_Whitehead4

https://twitter.com/a_whitehead1

 

Links:

Evidence for Skill Level Differences in the Thought Processes of Golfers During High and Low Pressure Situations

The Decision Specific Reinvestment Scale

 

 

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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Feb 16, 2016

How do drivers use visual cues to judge distance, speed and heading?  How does our vision change during night driving?

What simple rules can athletes, referees and umpires use to make quick decisions? (Time: 19:45)

 

Links to articles discussed:

The attentional demand of automobile driving

Scaling apparent distance in natural indoor settings.

The influence of visual pattern on perceived speed.
The Optical Expansion-Pattern in Aerial Locomotion

Effects of luminance, blur, and age on nighttime visual guidance: A test of the selective degradation hypothesis

Simple Heuristics in Sports

Judgment Bias in Baseball Umpires' First Base Calls: A Computer 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)

 

Credits:

The Flamin' Groovies - Shake Some Action

Ramsden – Driving Rain

Royal Headache – Distance & Vague

Dot Wiggin Band – Speed Limit

RoMak and the Space Pirates – Driving

Wyldlife – One Night Only

The Goodnight Loving – Safe at Home

 

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Feb 15, 2016

Should we be correcting the form of an athlete with an unusual movement pattern? Or could this actually give them an advantage?  What do the different skill acquisition theories have to say about it?

 

Articles/links:

NAPSPA pre-conference event: Seeing the forest and the trees: Theoretical and practical issues in sport expertise

Faubert - Neurotracker

Why didn’t everybody copy Bradman?

Uncovering the secrets of the ‘the Don’

 

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

The Parting Gifts – Strange Disposition

Mark Lanegan - Saint Louis Elegy

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Feb 11, 2016

A discussion with Stuart Armstrong Rugby Football Union. We discuss topics including talent development and talent identification, the problems with competition, encouraging creativity through practice design and sports analytics.

 

More information about my guest:

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

http://www.thetalentequation.co.uk/

https://twitter.com/stu_arm

 

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

 

Feb 9, 2016

What are the key ideas of the ecological approach to perception-action first proposed by James Gibson?  How do they differ from the traditional approach?  What are affordances? Are representations and internal models evil?  Does perception work like Sherlock Holmes?

 

Book:

Direct Perception

 

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

The New Mystikal Troubadours – Our Sacred Cues

Mondo Topless – Get Ready for Action

Big Blood- Sick with Information

Thomas Allen – Sensation

Zoe Muth – Try to Walk the Line

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Feb 8, 2016

Is there any validity to the long-held belief by many athletes and coaches that having sex the night before a big competition will impair sports performance? Should you be abstaining this Valentine’s Day if you have to play the next day?

 

Articles:

Abstention from sex and other pre-game rituals used by college male varsity athletes

Effects of sexual intercourse on maximal aerobic power, oxygen pulse, and double product in male sedentary subjects

Altered sleep-wake cycles and physical performance in athletes

 

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

The Vaselines – Sex with an X

Leather Uppers – Sexy Time

Mark Lanegan - Saint Louis Elegy

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Feb 4, 2016

A discussion with Barbara Barclay, President of Right Eye, a company developing products to measure, analyze and transform visual performance. We discuss topics including the present and future of eye tracking for sport, how visual problems might underlie what seem to be complex performance problems, the FTC rulings against perceptual-cognitive training and plasticity in the visual-motor system.

 

More information about my guest:

http://www.righteye.com/

 

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

Feb 2, 2016

Exploration of ways in which an athlete can develop and enhance their sports skills without actually performing them:  by using imagery and observational learning.  Does mentally rehearsing or imaging yourself performing an action really make you a better athlete? Can it sometimes be a bad thing to do? What is going on in our brain when we do it? How can we improve our imagery ability? Can watching someone else perform a skill make us a better athlete?  Can imagery and observational learning be used together? Imagine the possibilities!

 

Links to articles discussed:

The PETTLEP Approach to Motor Imagery: A Functional Equivalence Model for Sport Psychologists

It's All in the Mind: PETTLEP-Based Imagery and Sports Performance

"Don't Miss!" The Debilitating Effects of Suppressive Imagery on Golf Putting Performance

Putting in the mind versus putting on the green: Expertise, performance time, and the linking of imagery and action

A neuroscientific review of imagery and observation use in sport

Action Observation and Acquired Motor Skills: An fMRI Study with Expert Dancers

Visualizing Trumps Vision in Training Attention

A direct comparison of the effects of imagery and action observation on hitting performance



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)

 

Credits:

The Flamin' Groovies - Shake Some Action

Bleeding Rainbows - Images

Electric Jellyfish – Image of Power, Poolside

Cortland Goffena – Oh, the Irony

Silence is Sexy – You are a Mirror

The Jay Vons – Keep on Moving

 

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Feb 1, 2016

A little football science to get you ready for the big game on Sunday!  How does a QB lead a receiver, how does the receiver using visual information to run to the ball and how good are officials at judging pass interference calls?

 

Articles/links:

BBSRC funded study on cricket catching

To see or not to see: Effects of visual feedback on performance and intuitions of quarterbacks in American football

Receivers in American football use a constant optical projection plane angle to pursue and catch thrown footballs

Expertise and decision-making in American football

 

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

El Sagrado – Pass Me the Fire

Mark Lanegan - Saint Louis Elegy

via freemusicarchive.org and jamendo.com

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