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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: November, 2016

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

 

Nov 29, 2016

My report from the Sports Biometrics Conference held from Nov 13-15, 2016.  Issues discussed include validity of analytics data, whether athletes are going to agree to be continuously monitored and the frequent disconnect between science and practice.

 

Articles/links:

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

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2097866-the-sleeve-that-could-save-baseball-exclusive-look-at-new-mlb-technology

 

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 Dark Brothers – Watching People

Mark Lanegan - Saint Louis Elegy

Nov 22, 2016

News: A look at a few recent articles examining the effects of anxiety and pressure on performance and methods for counteracting these effects. Does pressure effect the planning or online control of movements? Could increasing anxiety in practice benefit motor learning?  What are holistic goals and how can they reduce pressure effects?

 

Articles:

The interaction between practice and performance pressure on the planning and control of fast target directed movement

Perceptual-motor learning benefits from increased stress and anxiety

Anxiety and motor performance: More evidence for the effectiveness of holistic process goals as a solution to the process goal paradox

 

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

Mouthbreathers – Anxiety

Wyldlife – She’s Making Me Nervous

via freemusicarchive.org and jamendo.com

Nov 15, 2016

Why do we have two eyes?  Is binocular vision necessary for successful performance of motor actions like those involved in sports and driving? Or is it just redundant information? What is it like to live with just one eye?

 

Articles/links:

Binocular Vision and Stereopsis

The visual and driving performance of monocular and binocular heavy-duty truck drivers

Vision with one eye: a review of visual function following unilateral enucleation

Prospective Assessment of Stereoscopic Visual Status and USAF Pilot Training Attrition

Why two eyes are better than one: the two views of binocular vision

The acquisition of catching under monocular and binocular conditions

The contribution of stereo vision to one-handed catching

The development of adaptive head movements following enucleation.

Foundations of cyclopean perception

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2006/06/19/stereo-sue

Random dot stereograms: http://www.magiceye.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

The Love Me Nots – I’m the One

The Demands – One Thing

Freakwater – Number One with a Bullet

Calexico – Two Silver Trees

Single Bullet Theory – Miss Two Knives

Steadman – Two Together

Mark Lanegan - Saint Louis Elegy

Nov 8, 2016

Which is better: specific or variable practice?  How does it depend on what you are trying to achieve in terms of retention and transfer of skill? The ultramarathon as a complex system and my report on surviving my first one!

 

Articles/links:

A sensorimotor basis for motor learning: evidence indicating specificity of practice

Specificity and variability of practice

Specificity of Learning a Sport Skill to the Visual Condition of Acquisition

 

Cave Creek Thriller 2016:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVk-ECgORD4

 

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

#1s – Long Way to Go

Zaki Ibrahim & Fresh Kils - Long Time Running

Paul Collins Beat – Long Time Gone

Mark Lanegan - Saint Louis Elegy

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