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Is visual-perceptual or motor expertise critical for expert anticipation in sport?

Brenton, J. and Müller, S.ORCID: 0000-0001-5777-4953 (2018) Is visual-perceptual or motor expertise critical for expert anticipation in sport? Applied Cognitive Psychology, 32 (6). pp. 739-746.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1002/acp.3453
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Abstract

A prominent topic is whether visual or motor expertise makes greater contribution to expert visual anticipation in sport. This stems from psychological theories, such as common coding theory, which predicts perception and action can inform each other in a bidirectional manner. This paper reviews the literature that has investigated visual and motor expertise contributions to expert visual anticipation in sport. First, psychological theories are discussed that predict visual and motor contributions to perceptual–motor behaviour. Second, classifications of motor skills and studies are presented to evaluate the literature reviewed. Third, literature is reviewed with reference to performance, learning, and transfer of visual anticipation, which are all vital for successful sports performance. The review aims to stimulate thought about mechanisms underpinning visual and motor expertise relative to performance, learning, and transfer of anticipation skill, which can better guide the practitioner to improve skill.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Psychology and Exercise Science
Publisher: Wiley
Copyright: © 2018 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/42402
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