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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: April, 2016

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

 

Apr 28, 2016

A discussion with Denise Hill, Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Psychology at the University of Portsmouth. We discuss the experience of choking from the athlete’s point of view, whether we have been using the wrong definition of choking, how the effects of pressure are different for individual and team sports, and the importance of pre and post shot routines.

More information about my guest:

http://www.port.ac.uk/department-of-sport-and-exercise-science/staff/denise-hill.html

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Denise_Hill2

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-denise-m-hill-cpsychol-7621386

https://twitter.com/psychskills

 

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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Apr 26, 2016

What new technologies are being developed to make driving safer?  Will they remedy all the problems of driver distraction?  Are we ready for an automated car to do the driving for us? 

5 evidence-based tips for designing effective sports training (Time 18:24).

Articles:

Evaluation of Six Night Vision Enhancement Systems: Qualitative and Quantitative Support for Intelligent Image Processing

Allocation of visual attention while driving with simulated augmented reality

Towards real-time recognition of driver intentions

Analysis of Human-Machine Cooperation When Driving with Different Degrees of Haptic Shared Control

http://www.autoblog.com/2015/10/07/volvo-accept-liability-self-driving-car-crashes/?ncid=edlinkusauto00000015

Five evidence-based principles of effective practice and instruction

 

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 Love Me Nots – I Blame You

The Cynics – The Warning

The Party Faithful – Safe Distance

The Spectacular Fantastic – I Do it All for You

Fgo70 - Five six seven

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Apr 25, 2016

What is the relationship between the hand you throw with and how you hold a bat? How do players choose which side to bat from? Is it better to have your dominant hand higher or lower? My analysis of Major League Baseball data trying to answer these questions.

To See the Data, Figures & R Code from the Analysis Please Go To:

http://perceptionaction.com/battinghand

 

Articles/links:

Manual Laterality and Hitting Performance in Major League Baseball

Hand and Eye Dominance in Sport: Are Cricket Batters Taught to Bat Back-to-Front?

Speed differences between forehand and backhand in intermediate-level tennis players

 

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

Cheap Time – Handyman

Shearer – In My Hand

Mark Lanegan - Saint Louis Elegy

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Apr 21, 2016

A discussion with Jordan Muraskin, post-doctoral fellow at Columbia University and co-inventor of deCervo. We discuss topics including his research on the brain activity that underlies fast decision making in sport, combining EEG and fmri to understand where and when neural activity differs as function of expertise, action inhibition, and using brain recording as a tool for scouting and training in sport.

 

More information about my guest:

http://www.decervo.com/

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

https://twitter.com/deCervoProfile

https://twitter.com/jsm2112

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymCanyh_7yw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFktZBCUmU0

 

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

Apr 19, 2016

News: How do soccer goalkeepers move in response to shots coming from different directions and with curved trajectories? How can fractions be used to explain this behavior? Which factors influence the way in which coaches give error feedback to gymnasts?  How important are things like motor experience and biomechanical knowledge?

 

Articles:

Fractional-Order Information in the Visual Control of Lateral Locomotor Interception

How Do Gymnastics Coaches Provide Movement Feedback in Training?

http://www3.nd.edu/~msen/Teaching/UnderRes/FracCalc.pdf

 

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

Unfinished Symphony –Teenage Kicks

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Apr 18, 2016

How can we be so good at hitting and catching accelerating objects when we can’t really judge acceleration? Do we use anticipation or just correct errors based on feedback?

Articles:

How Can People Be so Good at Intercepting Accelerating Objects if They Are so Poor at Visually Judging Acceleration?

Visual timing in hitting an accelerating ball.

Identifying the acceleration of visual targets.

Visual information about moving objects.

 

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

Stems – Slow Me Down

Mark Lanegan - Saint Louis Elegy

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Apr 14, 2016

A discussion with Sam Sommers, Associate Professor of Psychology from Tufts University and co-author of the recently released book, This is Your Brain on Sports: The Science of Underdogs, the Value of Rivalry, and What We Can Learn from the T-Shirt Cannon. We discuss topics including why great athletes don’t always make for great coaches, whether all kids should be getting trophies, and how sports often mirrors our everyday lives.

More information about my guest:

http://www.ase.tufts.edu/psychology/sommerslab/people/

http://brainonsports.com/

http://www.si.com/si-this-is-your-brain-on-sports-podcast

 

Other links:

http://perceptionaction.com/why/

http://perceptionaction.com/recommended/

 

 

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

Apr 12, 2016

How much does talking or texting on a smart phone impair driving performance?  How can we get drivers’ attention back on the road? 

How can we effectively bring the sports field into the lab by creating representative task designs? Are coaches impairing skill acquisition by oversimplifying sports skills? (Time 20:47)

Links to articles discussed:

http://about.att.com/story/smartphone_use_while_driving_grows_beyond_texting.html

Interference between concurrent tasks of driving and telephoning

A meta-analysis of the effects of cell phones on driver performance

A meta-analysis of the effects of texting on driving

http://www.ghsa.org/html/stateinfo/laws/cellphone_laws.html

Examination of gaze behaviors under in situ and video simulation task constraints reveals differences in information pickup for perception and action

Issues and challenges in developing representative tasks in sport 

Monocular Optical Constraints on Collision Control

 

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 Mind Orchestra – Really Like Your Phone

Robin Grey – Looking for Distraction-

Poets of ELAN – I Won’t Call It

Reigning Sound – Call Me Number 1

The Monitors - No Callback

Twin Atlas – Calling For You

Lo Fi is Sci Fi – Behold! The New Design

Christian Bland & The Revelators – Emotionless Man

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Apr 11, 2016

How important is nonverbal communication (e.g., hand gestures, high fives, using gaze) in sports? Why is a lot of the communication that occurs between athletes ineffective?

 

Articles/links:

Intrateam communication and performance in doubles tennis

Real-time communication during play: Analysis of team-mates’ talk and interaction

Tactile Communication, Cooperation, and Performance: An Ethological Study of the NBA

  

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

Steve Wynn- We Don’t Talk About It

Dazie Mae – A Far Point

Mark Lanegan - Saint Louis Elegy

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Apr 7, 2016

A discussion with Dan McGehee, Director of the Transportation and Vehicle Safety Research Program in the Public Policy Center at the University of Iowa. We discuss how driver behavior in a simulator compares to a real car, using black box recordings to understand how drivers react just before they crash, using instrumented vehicles to help reduce accidents by teen drivers, the transition to automated driving and his new program mycardoeswhat.

More information about my guest:

http://ppc.uiowa.edu/people/daniel-mcgehee

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

https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-v-mcgehee-62aa657

https://mycardoeswhat.org/

 

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

Apr 5, 2016

News: How has research on the quiet eye manipulated the performer, environment and task constraints? What questions are still unanswered?  Does training a novice to have eye movements like an expert improve decision making?

 

Articles:

The ‘Quiet Eye’ and Motor Performance: A Systematic Review Based on Newell’s Constraints-Led Model

Perceptual Training in Beach Volleyball Defence: Different Effects of Gaze-Path Cueing on Gaze and Decision-Making

 

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

Sleep Out – Three Towns

JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound – Bad News

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Apr 4, 2016

Why do even the most elite athletes sometimes get completely fooled by a killer step-over move in soccer, head fake in football, or cross-over dribble in basketball? Where should an athlete look on their opponent’s body to avoid being deceived?  What brain areas are involved in the perception of deceptive actions?

 

Articles/links:

Detecting Deception in Movement: The Case of the Side-Step in Rugby

Deceptive Body Movements Reverse Spatial Cueing in Soccer

Fooling the kickers but not the goalkeepers: behavioral and neurophysiological correlates of fake action detection in soccer

Brain regions concerned with the identification of deceptive soccer moves by higher-skilled and lower-skilled players

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw8u0aEVJgo

http://www.biomotionlab.ca/Demos/BMLwalker.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0kLC-pridI 

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

Pheasant – Fools Gold

The Above – You Make it Real

Mark Lanegan - Saint Louis Elegy

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