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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: September, 2016

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

 

Sep 29, 2016

A discussion with Joe Baker, Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science at York University in Canada. Topics include: how good are we at identifying talent, early specialization vs diversification, designing effective learning environments, retention and transfer of sports skills, and are sports good for our long term health?

 

More information about my guest:

http://www.yorku.ca/bakerj/

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

https://www.linkedin.com/in/joe-baker-320b9a32

https://twitter.com/bakerjyorku

 

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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Sep 27, 2016

A look at the unique perceptual and cognitive issues associated with uninhabited air vehicles (UAVs) and helicopters. Are fully automated drones a good idea? What are some of the technologies that have been developed to improve performance with these alternative forms of flight?

-Knowing when not to act in sports (Time 19:36)

 

Articles/links:

Human Factors Implications of UAVs in the National Airspace

Impact of prior flight experience on learning Predator UAV operator skills

Good Vibrations: Tactile Feedback in Support of Attention Allocation and Human-Automation Coordination in Event-Driven Domains

Target Acquisition With UAVs: Vigilance Displays and Advanced Cuing Interfaces

Tactile situation awareness system: proprioceptive prostheses for sensory deficiencies.

Knowing when not to swing: EEG evidence that enhanced perception–action coupling underlies baseball batter expertise

http://www.decervo.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

Mr & Mrs. Smith – Big Jet Wings

The Snow – Creatures on the Wing

Snake Oil Salesman – Bird on a Wire

Toy Sugar – Waiting for the Night

Parting Gifts – Don’t Stop

Pheasant – Letting Go

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Sep 22, 2016

A discussion with Costas Karageorghis, Reader in Sport Psychology from Brunel University and author of the new book “Applying Music in Exercise and Sport”. We discuss topics including how music can make athletes perform better and for longer, how music effects an athlete’s attentional focus and perceived effort, how to choose the best music for a particular sport or activity, when not to use music and how teams can use music.

 

More information about my guest:

http://www.brunel.ac.uk/people/costas-karageorghis

Applying Music in Exercise and Sport:

https://www.amazon.com/Applying-Music-Exercise-Costas-Karageorghis/dp/1492513814/ref=as_sl_pc_qf_sp_asin_til?tag=perceactiopod-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=63bc3f266671ee616fcafc755e9314d7&creativeASIN=1492513814

 

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

Sep 20, 2016

News: What type of feedback do coaches give to boxers between rounds? Does the attentional focus, level of autonomy and valence of the feedback relate to winning and losing? How do the inherent capabilities of a performer (i.e., skill level) interact with their momentary capabilities?

 

Articles/links:

http://sports-biometrics-conference.com/

Coaching cues in amateur boxing: An analysis of ringside feedback provided between rounds of competition

Location estimation of approaching objects is modulated by the observer’s inherent and momentary action capabilities

 

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

Suspicious Beasts – Punch Me in the Face

JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound – Bad News

Favourite Game – The #1’s

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Sep 15, 2016

A discussion with Amit Katwala, senior writer for Sport Magazine and author of the new book: The Athletic Brain: How Neuroscience is Revolutionizing Sport and Can Help You Perform Better.  we discuss topics including how the brains of elites athletes are different than normal people, some methods teams are using to short cut this process with brain training, ways you can trick yourself into having greater endurance, how to better diagnose concussion, the idea of sporting IQ, and examples of sports psychology at work in the recent Olympic games.

 

More information about my guest:

http://amitkatwala.co.uk/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/amit-katwala-50795115

 

https://www.amazon.com/Athletic-Brain-Neuroscience-Revolutionising-Perform/dp/1471155900/ref=as_sl_pc_qf_sp_asin_til?tag=perceactiopod-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=2fa24acccb92a382c18d667dbcb888f0&creativeASIN=1471155900

 

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

Sep 13, 2016

A look at some of the developments in cockpit technology. Do “glass cockpits” really lead to better flying performance? Can Head-Up Displays and Highways in the Sky reduce pilot workload? Has automation in aviation lived up to its promise?

-Why does having a “quiet eye” resulting in better sports performance? (Time 20:45)

 

Articles/links:

Learning to fly glass cockpits requires a new cognitive model.

Can a glass cockpit display help (or hinder) performance of novices in simulated flight training?

Cognitive Issues in Head-Up Displays

Attentional Tunneling and Task Management in Synthetic Vision Displays

An Information-Centered Analysis of the Tunnel-in-the-Sky Display

Automation surprises

Identifying the causal mechanisms of the quiet eye

Fixational eye movements (Special Issue)

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/brain-games/videos/brain-games-pay-attention/

 

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 GrOOming – Glass Room

Lo-fi is sci-fi – Oil on Glass

Song Machine – Keep Outta My Head!

Mount Caramel – Swallow Me Up

The Dirtbombs – By My Side

We Were Promised – Quiet Little Voices

Still Pluto – Open Up Your Eyes

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Sep 6, 2016

News: A look at a couple recent motor learning studies. How can we build on basic concepts such like contextual interference and extrinsic feedback to speed skill acquisition?

 

Articles:

The Effect of Gradual Increase in Contextual Interference on Acquisition, Retention and Transfer of Volleyball Skills

More Feedback Is Better than Less: Learning a Novel Upper Limb Joint Coordination Pattern with Augmented Auditory Feedback

 

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

Superdrag – Everything Will Be Made Right

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Sep 1, 2016

One of the greatest challenges those of us working in sports currently face is how to keep athletes healthy and on the field.  Should we take a conservative approach, giving them more rest days and not pushing them so hard in practice?  Or should we believe what doesn’t kill them will only make the stronger?  Is there a way we can use analytics, biomechanics or movement analyses to predict when an injury is likely to occur?  As parents, should we steering or kids away from sports with a higher likelihood of injury? How should we best manage the physical and psychological challenges associated with injury recovery? A review of the book “The Arm: Inside the Billion Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” which explores these questions in the context of baseball pitching injuries.

 

Link:

The Arm: Inside the Billion Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity 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

Eilen Jewell _ Codeine Arms

Mondo Topless – It Hurts Me

 

Mark Lanegan - Saint Louis Elegy

 

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