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Probing expert anticipation with the temporal occlusion paradigm: experimental investigations of some methodological issues

Farrow, Damian and Abernethy, Bruce and Jackson, R (2005) Probing expert anticipation with the temporal occlusion paradigm: experimental investigations of some methodological issues. Motor Control, 9 (3). pp. 330-351. ISSN 1087-1640

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Abstract

Two experiments were conducted to examine whether the conclusions drawn regarding the timing of anticipatory information pick-up from temporal occlusion studies are influenced by whether (a) the viewing period is of variable or fixed duration and (b) the task is a laboratory-based one with simple responses or a natural one requiring a coupled, interceptive movement response. Skilled and novice tennis players either made pencil-and-paper predictions of service direction (Experiment 1) or attempted to hit return strokes (Experiment 2) to tennis serves while their vision was temporally occluded in either a traditional progressive mode (where more information was revealed in each subsequent occlusion condition) or a moving window mode (where the visual display was only available for a fixed duration with this window shifted to different phases of the service action). Conclusions regarding the timing of information pick-up were generally consistent across display mode and across task setting lending support to the veracity and generalisability of findings regarding perceptual expertise in existing laboratory-based progressive temporal occlusion studies.

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Online ISSN: 1543-2696

Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID22162. anticipation, perception, tennis serves, occlusion paradigms, ecological validity, expert performance, tennis players, athletes
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Sport and Exercise Science
FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
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Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2012 00:48
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2015 00:28
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/8111
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