Júlio Garganta

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PURPOSE The visual search behaviors and thought processes underpinning anticipation and how these are influenced by intermittent exercise were examined in high- and low-level soccer players. METHODS High-level (n = 8) and low-level (n = 8) players completed a soccer-specific, intermittent exercise protocol that simulated the demands of a match while(More)
In Association Football, the study of variability in players’ movement trajectories during performance can provide insights on tactical behaviours. This study aimed to analyse the movement variability present in: i) the players’ actions zones and ii), distances travelled over time, considered as a player’s positional spatial reference. Additionally, we(More)
This review characterizes the importance of game intelligence between soccer players of different competition levels and according to a specific positional field status. However, research evidence on this topic is inconclusive and in some reports the importance of the perceptual-cognitive skills in the anticipation and decision-making performance remains(More)
A soccer game can be seen as a confrontation between two teams of agents where each player, communicating with his teammates, try to interpret in the best way as possible the game situations, achieving its main goals. Today the most important factors in a soccer clubs life and in its coach success are the game results they achieve. They represent the(More)
Several researchers have explored the processes underlying perceptual-cognitive expertise, mainly using film-based studies. However, few have compared the extent to which data from film-based settings differ from those obtained through in situ collection. This gap in the literature is a relevant concern, since scientific research is used to provide guidance(More)
Previous research has proposed that team coordination is based on shared knowledge of the performance context, responsible for linking teammates' mental representations for collective, internalized action solutions. However, this representational approach raises many questions including: how do individual schemata of team members become reformulated(More)
In soccer, like in business, results are often the best indicator of a team’s performance in a certain competition but insufficient to a coach to asses his team performance. As a consequence, measurement tools play an important role in this particular field. In this research work, a performance tool for soccer, based only in Cartesian coordinates is(More)
Similar to other complex systems in nature (e.g., a hunting pack, flocks of birds), sports teams have been modeled as social neurobiological systems in which interpersonal coordination tendencies of agents underpin team swarming behaviors. Swarming is seen as the result of agent co-adaptation to ecological constraints of performance environments by(More)
In soccer games, a performance indicator is defined as a selection of action variables that aims to define all aspects of accomplishment of the game goals. However their perception during the match is extremely difficult. Over the years, soccer has been used in many research areas including the robotic international soccer competition, RoboCup. The aim of(More)