Rob

133 – New Representative Design Research

133
A look at some recent research on representative design. How can we evaluate the representativeness of typical practice activities used in sport? What expertise differences emerge when we evaluate athletes in a more representative test environment?
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Articles:
Application of representative learning design for assessment of common practice tasks in tennis
Emergence of Skilled Behaviors in Professional, Amateur and Junior Cricket Batsmen During a Representative Training Scenario

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132 – Simple vs Complex Motor Skills: Do Training Principles Generalize?

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Do the principles derived from studying simple laboratory skills apply to the more complex skills involved in most sports? How does task complexity influence the way in which we manipulate load and challenge in practice? How should we schedule practice, give feedback and give physical assistance when training complex tasks?
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Articles:
Principles derived from the study of simple skills do not generalize to complex skill learning
Balancing Intrinsic and Germane Load to Enhance Transfer of Learning

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130 – Designing Affective Practice II: Emotion as a Constraint, Role of a Coaches’ Emotions

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How do the emotions of an athlete constrain the movement solutions that emerge in practice? How can they be used an indicator of progress in learning? How might a coaches’ emotions influences skill acquisition and performance?
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Articles:
The dynamics of expertise acquisition in sport: The role of affective learning design
Emotional games: How coaches’ emotional expressions shape players’ emotions, inferences, and team performance

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129 – The Legacy of Paul Fitts II: A Three Stage Model of Motor Learning

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The second episode in a series looking at the contributions of Paul Fitts to our understanding of motor control and motor learning. A look at Fitts’ highly influential 3 phase model of skill acquisition involving cognitive, fixation and autonomous phases. Is this model really at complete odds with more recent ecological approaches?
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Articles:
Perceptual-motor skill learning
Factors in complex skill training
Information Processing and Constraints-based Views of Skill Acquisition: Divergent or Complementary?

Links:
Sport Movement Skill Conference 2019

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128 – Affordances & Momentum, Value of Unstructured Practice

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Does our perception of affordances in our environment depend on psychological momentum, changing as we move towards or away from achieving our goal? What is the value of informal, unstructured practice? How does it conform to the principles of ecological dynamics?
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Articles:
Perceiving affordances in sports through a momentum lens
The Role of Informal, Unstructured Practice in Developing Football Expertise: The Case of Brazilian Pelada

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127 – The Legacy of Paul Fitts I: Fitts’ Law & the Speed-Accuracy Tradeoff

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The first episode in a series looking at the contributions of Paul Fitts to our understanding of motor control and motor learning. What is Fitts’ Law? How can it be used to understand and predict speed-accuracy tradeoffs (e.g. between throwing hard and throwing accurately) in sports?
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Articles:
The information capacity of the human motor system in controlling the amplitude of movement
Information capacity of discrete motor responses
The Accuracy of Interceptive Action in Time and Space
Throwing speed and accuracy in baseball and cricket players

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126 – Guiding Movement by Coupling Taus

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A look at David Lee’s Tau Coupling theory which seeks to explain how movements are controlled by using taus from our different senses and intrinsic tau guides. What is general tau theory and why does this variable apply to more than just approaching objects?
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Articles:
Guiding movement by coupling taus
Guiding the swing in golf putting
Guiding contact by coupling the taus of gaps
When Is Behavioral Data Evidence for a Control Theory? Tau-Coupling Revisited

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125 – The Legacy of James J Gibson III: The Ecological Approach, Research & Challenges

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The final episode in my series looking at the contributions of JJ Gibson to the study of perception and action. Where is the ecological approach to perception and action now? What evidence is there to support it? What are some of the challenges it still faces?
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Articles:
Perceiving action boundaries in the volleyball block
Affordances can invite behavior: Reconsidering the relationship between affordances and agency
The relevance of action in perceiving affordances: Perception of catchableness of fly balls

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124 – The Legacy of James J Gibson II: The Theory of Affordances & Its Application to Sports

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The second episode in a series looking at the incredible contributions of JJ Gibson to the study of perception and action. How do we go from information to goal-directed action? What are affordances and effectivities? How can they be used to guide our understanding of sports performance?
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Articles:
The Theory of Affordances
Affordances and Prospective Control: An Outline of the Ontology
Information, affordances, and the control of action in sport
http://psychsciencenotes.blogspot.com/2018/07/you-cannot-perceive-relational.html

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