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The effect of attentional focus on running economy
Abstract In research on motor control, the detrimental effect of an internal focus of attention on movement execution of well-learned motor skills is a frequently replicated finding. ThisExpand
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Global Information Pickup Underpins Anticipation of Tennis Shot Direction
The authors examined the importance of local dynamical information when anticipating tennis shot direction. In separate experiments, they occluded the arm and racket, shoulders, hips, trunk, and legsExpand
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On-court position influences skilled tennis players' anticipation of shot outcome.
When anticipating future events like an opponent's stroke direction in tennis, players are assumed to rely on both kinematic and contextual cues such as an opponent's on-court position. However,Expand
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The dimensionality of the Edinburgh Handedness Inventory: An analysis with models of the item response theory
Handedness is frequently measured with sum scores or quotients taken from laterality questionnaires like the Edinburgh Handedness Inventory (EHI). In classical test theory such data cannot be used toExpand
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Human handedness in interactive situations: Negative perceptual frequency effects can be reversed!
Abstract Left-handed performers seem to enjoy an advantage in interactive sports. Researchers suggest this is predominantly due to the relative scarcity of left-handers compared with right-handers.Expand
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On the advantage of being left-handed in volleyball: further evidence of the specificity of skilled visual perception
High ball speeds and close distances between competitors require athletes in interactive sports to correctly anticipate an opponent’s intentions in order to render appropriate reactions. Although itExpand
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Pattern-induced expectation bias in visual anticipation of action outcomes.
When anticipating an opponent's action intention, athletes may rely on both kinematic and contextual cues. Here we show that patterns of previous action outcomes (i.e., a contextual cue) bias visualExpand
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Left-Handedness in Professional and Amateur Tennis
Negative frequency-dependent effects rather than innate predispositions may provide left-handers with an advantage in one-on-one fighting situations. Support mainly comes from cross-sectional studiesExpand
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Visual span and change detection in soccer: An expertise study
There is evidence to suggest that sports experts are able to extract more perceptual information from a single fixation than novices when exposed to meaningful tasks that are specific to their fieldExpand
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Accuracy of Outcome Anticipation, But Not Gaze Behavior, Differs Against Left- and Right-Handed Penalties in Team-Handball Goalkeeping
Low perceptual familiarity with relatively rarer left-handed as opposed to more common right-handed individuals may result in athletes' poorer ability to anticipate the former's action intentions.Expand
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