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TitleAction specificity increases anticipatory performance and the expert advantage in natural interceptive tasks
 
AuthorsMann, DL4 3
Abernethy, B2 1
Farrow, D3
 
KeywordsCricket
Expertise
Perception
Perceptual-motor
Vision-for-action
 
Issue Date2010
 
PublisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/actpsy
 
CitationActa Psychologica, 2010, v. 135 n. 1, p. 17-23 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2010.04.006
 
AbstractThe relationship between perception-action coupling and anticipatory skill in an interceptive task was examined using an in-situ temporal occlusion paradigm. Skilled and novice cricket batsmen were required to predict the direction of balls bowled towards them under four counterbalanced response conditions of increasing perception-action coupling: (i) verbal, (ii) lower-body movement only, (iii) full-body movement (no bat), and (iv) full-body movement with bat (i.e., the usual batting response). Skilled but not novice anticipation was found to improve as a function of coupling when responses were based on either no ball-flight, or early ball-flight information, with a response requiring even the lowest degree of body movement found to enhance anticipation when compared to a verbal prediction. Most importantly, a full-body movement using a bat elicited greater anticipation than an equivalent movement with no bat. This result highlights the important role that the requirement and/or opportunity to make bat-ball interception may play in eliciting skill differences for anticipation. Results verify the importance of using experimental conditions and task demands that closely reflect the natural performance environment in order to reveal the full nature of the expert advantage. © 2010.
 
ISSN0001-6918
2013 Impact Factor: 2.367
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.669
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2010.04.006
 
ISI Accession Number IDWOS:000280541000003
 
ReferencesReferences in Scopus
 
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dc.contributor.authorAbernethy, B
 
dc.contributor.authorFarrow, D
 
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dc.description.abstractThe relationship between perception-action coupling and anticipatory skill in an interceptive task was examined using an in-situ temporal occlusion paradigm. Skilled and novice cricket batsmen were required to predict the direction of balls bowled towards them under four counterbalanced response conditions of increasing perception-action coupling: (i) verbal, (ii) lower-body movement only, (iii) full-body movement (no bat), and (iv) full-body movement with bat (i.e., the usual batting response). Skilled but not novice anticipation was found to improve as a function of coupling when responses were based on either no ball-flight, or early ball-flight information, with a response requiring even the lowest degree of body movement found to enhance anticipation when compared to a verbal prediction. Most importantly, a full-body movement using a bat elicited greater anticipation than an equivalent movement with no bat. This result highlights the important role that the requirement and/or opportunity to make bat-ball interception may play in eliciting skill differences for anticipation. Results verify the importance of using experimental conditions and task demands that closely reflect the natural performance environment in order to reveal the full nature of the expert advantage. © 2010.
 
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dc.identifier.citationActa Psychologica, 2010, v. 135 n. 1, p. 17-23 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2010.04.006
 
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dc.subjectCricket
 
dc.subjectExpertise
 
dc.subjectPerception
 
dc.subjectPerceptual-motor
 
dc.subjectVision-for-action
 
dc.titleAction specificity increases anticipatory performance and the expert advantage in natural interceptive tasks
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. University of Queensland
  2. The University of Hong Kong
  3. Australian Institute of Sport
  4. University of New South Wales