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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: May, 2016

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

 

May 30, 2016

A look at the psychological side of penalty kicks to get you ready for Euro 2016. How does a penalty shootout compare to high pressure situations in other sports? What is the best strategy for taking a penalty? Is it important to have a pre-kick routine and celebrate if you win?

 

Articles/links:

http://www.bases.org.uk/Psychological-Preparation-for-Football-Penalty-Shootouts

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2obk7b

 

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

Sick of Sarah – Kick Back

Karyn Ellis – Shooting Star

Mark Lanegan - Saint Louis Elegy

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May 26, 2016

A discussion with Sam Miller, Editor in Chief at Baseball Prospectus and co-author of the new book: The Only Rule Is It Has to Work: Our Wild Experiment Building a New Kind of Baseball Team.  We discuss the story of how Sam and his co-author Ben Lindbergh, two self-acclaimed stat head nerds, were put in charge of a baseball team – from recruiting to team strategy.  What can we learn about applying analytics and research in practice?

 

More information about my guest:

www.baseballprospectus.com

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/blog/daily_podcast/

 http://theonlyruleisithastowork.com/

http://www.amazon.com/The-Only-Rule-Has-Work/dp/1627795642/ref=as_sl_pc_qf_sp_asin_til?tag=perceactiopod-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=DBBFEUQVMAWHDPI3&creativeASIN=1627795642

 

 

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

May 24, 2016

Why do teenage and elderly drivers have consistently higher accident rates? Are teenagers just being careless and risky? Does it matter who is in the car with them?  Do the declines perceptual and cognitive skills associated with age making driving unsafe for older drivers?

-Guiding an athlete’s attention during training (Time 25:11).

 

Articles:

Teenage drivers: patterns of risk

The observed effects of teenage passengers on the risky driving behavior of teenage drivers

The impact and sustainability of the graduated driver licensing program in preventing motor vehicle crashes in Massachusetts

Naturalistic teenage driving study: Findings and lessons learned

Age, skill, and hazard perception in driving

Glare susceptibility test results correlate with temporal safety margin when executing turns across approaching vehicles in simulated low–sun conditions

Reduced effect of glare disability on driving performance in subjects implanted with blue light filtering intraocular lenses

Identifying crash involvement among older drivers: agreement between self-report and state records

Age and visual search: Expanding the useful field of view

Visual attention problems as a predictor of vehicle crashes in older drivers

Cumulative meta-analysis of the relationship between useful field of view and driving performance in older adults:  Current and future implications

Cognitive Training Decreases Motor Vehicle Collision Involvement of Older Drivers

Guiding Visual Attention in Decision Making—Verbal Instructions Versus Flicker Cueing

Perceptual training methods compared: the relative efficacy of different approaches to enhancing sport-specific anticipation

 

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

Unfinished Symphony – Teenage Kicks

Phillip Sandifer – Passenger

Golden Boys – Older Than You

Crosscut Saw – Old

1-800-Band – Diver Blue

Steve Wynn- Colored Lights

The Heavy – How You Like Me Now?

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May 23, 2016

How well do performers recover from incidents of choking under pressure?  An examination of some baseball data to determine which factors influence whether or there is lingering performance effect after a choke.

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

http://perceptionaction.com/chokehangover

 

Articles/links:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/play-index/

From attentional control to attentional spillover: A skill-level investigation of attention, movement, and performance outcomes

Interactions Between Performance Pressure, Performance Streaks, and Attentional Focus

 

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

Ergo Phizmiz – The Pressures of Golf

Lame Drivers –Let Me Get Those Numbers Down

Mark Lanegan - Saint Louis Elegy

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May 19, 2016

A discussion with Anders Ericsson, Professor of Psychology atFlorida State University and co-author of the new book: Peak: TheSecrets from the New Science of Expertise. We touch on topicsincluding purposeful vs deliberate practice, whether achievingautomaticity can hinder becoming an expert, whether skillacquisition is linear, being able to coach yourself, and adifferent role for genetics in skill acquisition.

 

More information about my guest:

https://psy.fsu.edu/faculty/ericsson.dp.html

Peak: The Secrets from the New Science of Expertise

 

More information:

http://perceptionaction.com/

MyResearch Gate Page (pdfs of my articles)

My ASUWeb page

Podcast Facebookpage (videos, pics, etc)

Twitter: @Shakeywaits

May 17, 2016

News: What effect does mental fatigue have on sports performance?  Does fatigue change our ability to focus our attention, anticipate and make decisions on the field? Or does it just decrease or motivation to do all this?

 

Articles:

Mental fatigue impairs soccer-specific decision-making skill

Shifts in Attention During Mental Fatigue: Evidence From Subjective, Behavioral, Physiological, and Eye-Tracking Data

 Stroop Task 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

Muck and the Mires – Tired of Losing Sleep

Parting Gifts – Sleepy City

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May 16, 2016

Is adding virtual objects (e.g., the offside line in soccer or the first down line in football) to augment sports broadcasts always a good way to enhance a fan’s experience or can it be taken too far?  My ESPN K Zone rant!

Articles/links:

http://www.sportvision.com/media/espn-k-zone

Augmenting Live Broadcast Sports with 3D Tracking Information

Design and Implementation for Interactive Augmented Broadcasting System

 

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 Above – You Make it Real

Mark Lanegan - Saint Louis Elegy

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May 12, 2016

A discussion with Mark Anshell, Professor of Health & Human Performance at Middle Tennessee State University and author of the new book: “In Praise of Failure in Sport: The Value of Overcoming Mistakes to Achieve Optimal Performance Success”. We discuss why we need to change our conception of failure, the importance of failing for success in sports, fear of failure, using exercise as punishment, and how coaches can create environments that embrace failure.

More information about my guest:

http://mtweb.mtsu.edu/manshel/index.html

 

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

May 10, 2016

If your vehicle can detect you are about to collide with something how should it warn you? As it turns out, getting the human factors issues (e.g., timing, modality, level of information) correct is critical to getting a fast and appropriate response from the driver while at the same time keeping trust in the system high.

Pressure-induced tunnel vision in sports (Time 22:55).

 

Articles:

Collision warning timing, driver distraction, and driver response to imminent rear-end collisions in a high-fidelity driving simulator.

Assessing the effectiveness of various auditory cues in capturing a driver's visual attention

To go or not to go: Stimulus-response compatibility and pedestrian collision warnings in driving

Comparison of visual, auditory and tactile warnings for rear-end collision prevention in driving.

Driver reaction time to tactile and auditory rear-end collision warnings while talking on a cell phone.

Looming auditory collision warnings for driving.

A comparison of different informative vibrotactile forward collision warnings

The effect of emotion on cue utilization and the organization of behavior.

http://www.baddesigns.com/

 

 

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

King Tuff – Hit and Run

Paul Collins Beat – It’s Just a Matter of Time

Wheels on Fire – Turning Into You

Carb on Carb - Smash

Shane Tutmarc – Through These Eyes

Isobell Campbell – No Place to Fall

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May 9, 2016

The story of Coleman Griffith, the first psychologist to work with a professional sports team. Was he a hit with the Chicago Cubs in 1938? Or was it a big swing and a miss?

 

Articles/links:

PSYCHOLOGY STRIKES OUT: Coleman R. Griffith and the Chicago Cubs

 

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

May 5, 2016

A discussion with Peter Fadde from Southern Illinois University. We touch on several topics related to training including perception-action coupling, part vs whole training and sport specificity. We also do a deep dive into VR use in sports, attempting to tackle the question: how real does virtual reality need to be?  

 

More information about my guest:

http://peterfadde.com/

http://ehs.siu.edu/ci/faculty-staff/faculty-all/fadde.php

https://twitter.com/DrFadde

 

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

May 3, 2016

News: Can tests of general perceptual motor skills (e.g., agility, speed, eye-hand coordination) given to 7-11 year olds predict future participation and performance in sports?  Can neurofeedback training improve sports performance?

 

Articles:

Sensorimotor Rhythm Neurofeedback Enhances Golf Putting Performance

Can Perceptuo-Motor Skills Assessment Outcomes in Young Table Tennis Players (7–11 years) Predict Future Competition Participation and Performance? An Observational Prospective Study

 

 

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

Glyptotheque – Street Mystic Ping Pong

JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound – Bad News

via freemusicarchive.org and jamendo.com

 

May 2, 2016

Hurray for the 100th Episode of the Podcast! Can baseball pitchers overcome a lack of velocity by being less predictable?  How does entropy relate to success in sports?

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

http://perceptionaction.com/pitchentropy

 

Articles/links:

The Relationship Between Visual Anticipation and Baseball Batting Game Statistics

http://www.brooksbaseball.net/

 

 

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

Lame Drivers –Let Me Get Those Numbers Down

Vegaenduro – High Speed Flash

Mark Lanegan - Saint Louis Elegy

via freemusicarchive.org and jamendo.com

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