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Transfer of expert visual anticipation to a similar domain

Moore, C.G. and Müller, S. (2014) Transfer of expert visual anticipation to a similar domain. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 67 (1). pp. 186-196.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17470218.2013.798003
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Abstract

The experiment reported in this paper examined the capability of expert and near-expert baseball batters and novices to transfer anticipatory skill to a cricket batting prediction task. A video-simulation temporal occlusion paradigm was used to first assess the anticipatory skill of expertise groups in a baseball batting prediction task (learning sport) and, second, to assess the capability of expertise groups to transfer anticipation skill to a cricket batting prediction task (transfer sport). Results showed that expert and near-expert baseball batters were superior to novices at anticipating pitch type based upon pre-ball-flight advance information. Only expert baseball batters were capable of transferring their anticipatory skill to predict delivery type based upon advance information in the bowler’s action, whilst near-experts and novices relied upon ball-flight information. The findings extend understanding of transfer of learning in the motor domain and some theoretical/empirical concepts of transfer.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Psychology and Exercise Science
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Copyright: The Experimental Psychology Society
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/20897
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