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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: January, 2017

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Jan 31, 2017

Do athletes perform better when they talk to themselves? Should the talk be motivational or instructional? Positive or negative? Does it work for both novices and experts?

 

Articles/links:

The influence of self-talk on the performance of skilled female tennis players

Self-talk influences vertical jump performance and kinematics in male rugby union players

Self-Talk of Marathon Runners

Self-Talk and Sports Performance: A Meta-Analysis

Effects of Self-Talk: A Systematic Review

Self-talk: Review and sport-specific model

 

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Credits:

The Flamin' Groovies - Shake Some Action

The Pandoras – You’re All Talk

Silence is Sexy – Talk

The Sights – Tick Talk Lies

Mark Lanegan - Saint Louis Elegy

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Jan 24, 2017

News: A look at a few recent journal articles. Do soccer players and referees sometimes see an event that never really happened? Can a basketball player detect where a dribbler is headed using sound alone? Is doing exercise in front of a mirror effective?

 

Articles:

Seeing the unseen? Illusory causal filling in FIFA referees, players, and novices

Expert Players Accurately Detect an Opponent's Movement Intentions Through Sound Alone

The Effects of Either a Mirror, Internal or External Focus Instructions on Single and Multi-Joint Tasks

 

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Phantom Goal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huS7WcDHJXs

 

Credits:

The Flamin' Groovies - Shake Some Action

Ultimate Painting – Can’t You See

White Hills – Oceans of Sound

Mark Lanegan - Saint Louis Elegy

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Jan 17, 2017

Why does the presence of others change the performance of an individual athlete? Why is this social facilitation effect sometimes good and sometimes bad?  Does it matter whether the other people are observing, evaluating or performing the same action? Does being “observed” via activity monitoring technology facilitate performance?

 

Articles/links:

The Dynamogenic Factors in Pacemaking and Competition

Social Facilitation From Triplett to Electronic Performance Monitoring

Social "facilitation" as challenge and threat

Social facilitation in motor tasks: a review of research and theory

Social Facilitation of Running: An Unobtrusive

Study

 

Yerkes Dodson Figures

 

My other (new) podcast: Ultra Running Science & Superstitions

 

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Credits:

The Flamin' Groovies - Shake Some Action

The Dark Brothers – Watching People

The Henry Girls – Watching the Detectives

Mark Lanegan - Saint Louis Elegy

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Jan 10, 2017

Should the goal of practice be to reduce movement variability to as low a value as possible? Is high variability the signature of an unskilled performer or a necessity for effective learning?

 

Articles/links:

A schema theory of discrete motor skill learning

Feedback-Induced Variability and the Learning of Generalized Motor Programs

Optimizing generalized motor program and parameter learning

Variability in baseball pitching biomechanics among various levels of competition

What variability tells us about movement expertise

The bliss (not the problem) of motor abundance (not redundancy)

Timing an attacking forehand drive in table tennis

Regulation of gait in long jumping

Inter-individual variability in the upper–lower limb breaststroke coordination

Differing Roles of Functional Movement Variability as Experience Increases in Gymnastics

The education of attention as explanation of variability of practice effects: learning the final approach phase in a flight simulator

More information:

http://perceptionaction.com/

My Research Gate Page (pdfs of my articles)

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Credits:

The Flamin' Groovies - Shake Some Action

Mr Airplane Man – Very Bad Feeling

Dazie Mae – The Very Opposite of My Husband

The New Mystickal Troubadours – The Fully-Blissed Out

Leather Uppers – I Don’t Like You Very Much

Mark Lanegan - Saint Louis Elegy

Jan 3, 2017

My list of the top 5 sports psychology stories from 2016:

  1. The death knell for brain games?
  2. Deliberate practice fights back!
  3. What to do about the relative age effect?
  4. Advances in Teamwork Research
  5. Somebody’s watching (or monitoring) me

 

Articles/links:

Do “Brain-Training” Programs Work?

Peak: The New Science of Expertise

Age-ordered shirt numbering reduces the selection bias associated with the relative age effect

Reversal of the Relative Age Effect

Team Synergies in Sport: Theory and Measures

Theoretical and Methodical Approaches to Studying Team Cognition 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

Mark Lanegan - Saint Louis Elegy

via freemusicarchive.org and jamendo.com

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