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Visual information underpinning skilled anticipation: The effect of blur on a coupled and uncoupled in situ anticipatory response

Mann, David and Abernethy, Bruce and Farrow, Damian (2010) Visual information underpinning skilled anticipation: The effect of blur on a coupled and uncoupled in situ anticipatory response. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 72 (5). pp. 1317-1326. ISSN 1943-3921 (print) 1943-393X (online)

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Abstract

Coupled interceptive actions are understood to be the result of neural processing—and visual information— which is distinct from that used for uncoupled perceptual responses. To examine the visual information used for action and perception, skilled cricket batters anticipated the direction of balls bowled toward them using a coupled movement (an interceptive action that preserved the natural coupling between perception and action) or an uncoupled (verbal) response, in each of four different visual blur conditions (plano, +1.00, +2.00, +3.00). Coupled responses were found to be better than uncoupled ones, with the blurring of vision found to result in different effects for the coupled and uncoupled response conditions. Low levels of visual blur did not affect coupled anticipation, a finding consistent with the comparatively poorer visual information on which online interceptive actions are proposed to rely. In contrast, some evidence was found to suggest that low levels of blur may enhance the uncoupled verbal perception of movement.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID21115, ResPubID22308, cricket batters, visual acuity, perceptual responses
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL)
FOR Classification > 1109 Neurosciences
SEO Classification > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 21 May 2012 01:58
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2013 03:33
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/7038
DOI: 10.3758/APP.72.5.131
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Citations in Scopus: 3 - View on Scopus

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