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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: March, 2016

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Mar 31, 2016

A discussion with Natasha Merat, Associate Professor in the Institute for Transport Studies at The University of Leeds. We discuss topics including detecting driving distraction, the effects of fatigue on driving and how to keep a driver in the loop with an automated vehicle.

More information about my guest:

http://www.its.leeds.ac.uk/people/n.merat

https://www.linkedin.com/in/natasha-merat-879b7844

https://twitter.com/NatashaMerat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DT7FMs9L_vM

 

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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Mar 29, 2016

How much attention is required to drive effectively?  Is driving a manual transmission really done automatically?  How well do we remember the details of driving accidents?

What is the best way to develop tactical creativity and divergent thinking in young athletes?  (Time 20:35)

 

Links to articles discussed:

How automatic is manual gear shifting?

Driving without awareness: The effects of practice and automaticity on attention and driving

Driving with the wandering mind: the effect that mind-wandering has on driving performance

Do familiarity and expectations change perception?

Forgetting Near-Accidents: The Roles of Severity, Culpability and Experience in the Poor Recall of Dangerous Driving Situations

Reconstruction of Automobile Destruction: An Example of the Interaction Between Language and Memory

Planting misinformation in the human mind: A 30-year investigation of the malleability of memory

Two strategies for learning a route in a driving simulator

Development of tactical creativity in sports

 

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

Jacuzzi Boys – Automatic Jail

Six Star General – I Remember

The Yolks - Wandering

Kelley Stoltz – The Memory Collector

Josh Woodward – Memory Replaced

Steadman – Create Your Fate

Anitek – Divergent Thought

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Mar 28, 2016

Are athletes with color vision deficiencies less likely to make it to the elite levels of sport? If they do get there, will their color blindness effect their performance or determine which position they play?

 

Articles/links:

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-football/25372806/nfl-we-didnt-account-for-color-blindness-with-color-rush-jerseys

Colour blind cricketers and snowballs

Abnormal colour vision is a handicap to playing cricket but not an insurmountable one

One of Australia's greatest cricketers was a protanope: a genetic detective story solved with the help of Schmidt's sign

 

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

Gal Pals- Gold Rush

Mark Lanegan - Saint Louis Elegy

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Mar 24, 2016

A discussion with Nick Reed, Academy Director at the Transport Research Lab in the UK. We discuss topics including ball catching, distracted driving, new in car technologies, the human factors and ethical challenges associated driverless vehicles, and the real world mobility lab TRL is using to study the future of transportation.

More information about my guest:

http://trl.co.uk/academy-future-view/our-people/prof-nick-reed/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-reed-a0aa0010

https://twitter.com/nreed_trl

https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=n9yvnLAAAAAJ&hl=en

 

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

Mar 22, 2016

News: What exactly does it mean to be in “the flow” as an athlete? Can we make it happen or do we just need to let it happen? Is it really true that skill acquisition is a single process that strives for low variability and is constrained by the speed-accuracy tradeoff?

 

Articles:

Psychological states underlying excellent performance in professional golfers: “Letting it happen” vs. “making it happen”

Computations underlying sensorimotor learning

 

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

JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound – Bad News

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Mar 21, 2016

Which is harder: hitting a baseball or cricket ball? Will Kieran Powell be successful in his attempt to transfer between the two sports?

 

Articles/links:

The Perceptual Illusion of Baseball's Rising Fastball and Breaking Curveball

Visual judgements and misjudgements in cricket and the art of flight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYMhT_wgBwE&index=108&list=PLCc9T1oeaK1548na0ELb-4Q6urloNqEjG

http://www.si.com/mlb/2016/02/12/strike-zone-podcast-kieran-powell-cricket-west-indies

 

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

Paul Collins – Different Kind of Girl

Mark Lanegan - Saint Louis Elegy

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Mar 17, 2016

A discussion with Keith Lohse, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Director of the Rehabilitation Informatics Lab at Auburn University. We discuss topics including internal vs external focus of attention, the role of engagement in learning, physical therapy and problems with data analysis in skill acquisition research.

More information about my guest:

https://sites.google.com/site/appliedmotor/home

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

https://www.linkedin.com/in/keith-lohse-53517485

 

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

 

Mar 15, 2016

How do drivers decide whether or not it is safe to make a turn in front of an oncoming car or overtake and pass a more slowly moving vehicle? Why are these situations so dangerous?

Do athletes have a higher tolerance for pain than non-athletes? (Time: 20:57)

 

Motion aftereffect demo:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jP_jYmbke14

 

Links to articles discussed:

Processes and countermeasures in overtaking road accidents

Multidisciplinary in-depth investigations of head-on and left- turn road collisions

Factors influencing driver’s left turn decisions

Scaling of relative velocity between vehicles

Perceptual-motor control strategies for left-turn execution

Risky driving behavior: a consequence of motion adaptation for visually guided motor action

Perceptual Processes Used by Drivers During Overtaking in a Driving Simulator

An Affordance-Based Approach to Visually Guided Overtaking

Pain perception in athletes compared to normally active controls: A systematic

review with meta-analysis

 

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

The Monitors – Turn it On

Wheels of Fire – Turning into You

J Burn – Waiting

The Wingdale Community Singers – Passing Stranger

Haji Mike – Pain Pain Gain Gain

Eric & Magill – I Feel Your Pain

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Mar 14, 2016

What does the $2 million ruling against Lumosity mean for the future of brain training?  Should we give up on generalized perceptual-cognitive training for sport, or do we just need more evidence?

Articles/Links:

https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2016/01/lumosity-pay-2-million-settle-ftc-deceptive-advertising-charges

http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2016/01/21/lumosity-ceo-admits-brain-training-games-may-produce-no-direct-benefits/

http://www.cognitivetrainingdata.org/

http://ewep14.nl/

 

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

Logan Whitehurst & The Jr Science Club – Prosthetic Brain

Mark Lanegan - Saint Louis Elegy

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Mar 10, 2016

A discussion with Cathy Craig, Professor of Perception & Action Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast. We discuss topics including understanding and improvement movement in areas including pre-mature infants, soccer and Parkinson’s disease; how rugby players deceive their opponent; developing VR systems for training and research; and how we can learn a lot about perception from studying the rare instances when it fails.

More information about my guest:

http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/psy/Staff/Academic/Craig/

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

Movement Innovation Lab at QUB

 

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

Mar 8, 2016

News: How is coordination achieved in team sports?  Does drawing plays on a white board really transfer to on field performance? Is telling a tennis player to “throw their racquet at the ball” a good way to teach serving?

 

Articles:

Cognitive Representations and Cognitive Processing of Team-Specific Tactics in Soccer

A kinematic comparison of the overhand throw and tennis serve in tennis players: how similar are they really?

 

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

Nic Falon – Playing Fair

JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound – Bad News

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Mar 7, 2016

A look at some cycling science from a perceptual-motor control perspective. Where does a cyclist look when going around a curve?  What control strategies do young cyclists use? Does seat height effect steering ability?

Articles:

Cycling around a Curve: The Effect of Cycling Speed on Steering and Gaze Behavior

Visual guidance during bicycle steering through narrow lanes: a study in children

Bicycle rider control skills: expertise and assessment

Effects of changing seat height on bike handling

 

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

via freemusicarchive.org and jamendo.com

 

Mar 3, 2016

A discussion with Nancy Cooke, Professor of Human Systems Engineering at Arizona State University. We discuss topics including how individual and team cognition differ, Nancy’s theory of Interactive Team Cognition, how teamwork is acquired, and how team performance changes under pressure.

More information about my guest:

http://poly.engineering.asu.edu/directory/nancy-cooke/

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nancy_Cooke2

https://www.linkedin.com/in/nancy-cooke-a6164aa

 

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

Mar 1, 2016

How does a driver know when to start braking and whether they are braking hard enough to avoid a collision? Where do we look when we steer around a curve?  Do race car drivers look somewhere different?

Why is it so hard to hit (and throw!) a knuckleball? (Time: 18:36)

 

Links to articles discussed:

A theory of visual control of braking based on information about time-to-collision

Time-to-contact judgment in the locomotion of adults and preschool children

Visual control of braking: a test of the tau hypothesis

Affordance-Based Control of Visually Guided Action

A two-point visual control model of steering

Where we look when we steer

Which parts of the road guide steering?

Using vision to control locomotion: looking where you want to go

Expert Baseball Batters Have Greater Sensitivity in Making Swing Decisions

 

Knuckleball graph link:

http://www.amazinavenue.com/2010/6/10/1511336/why-is-it-so-hard-to-hit-the

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36E46a1bG70

 

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

Split Single – Made for Breaking

Wheel on Fire – Hit You With a Kiss

Calexico – Bend to the Road

Mikal Cronin – Turn Around

Apache – Bloody Knuckles

 

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