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The ecological dynamics of decision making in sport
Abstract Objectives The aim of this position paper is to consider the decision-making process as an integral part of goal-directed behaviour influenced by functional constraints at the scale of theExpand
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Nonlinear pedagogy: Learning design for self-organizing neurobiological systems
In this paper, key concepts in ecological psychology and nonlinear dynamics exemplify how learning design can be shaped by ideas of self-organization, meta-stability and self-organized criticality inExpand
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Movement Models from Sports Provide Representative Task Constraints for Studying Adaptive Behavior in Human Movement Systems
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We argue that sports provide rich ecological constraints for representative task design in modeling the complex interactions of human performers with their environments. Expand
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Constraints-induced emergence of functional novelty in complex neurobiological systems: a basis for creativity in sport.
In this paper we present a model of creativity captured as exploration and production of novel and functionally efficient behaviors, based on the statistical mechanics of disordered systems. InExpand
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Ecological dynamics and motor learning design in sport
We outline an ecological dynamics approach to motor learning that identifies the learner–environment relationship as the basis for learning design in sport. The relevant scale of analysis forExpand
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Emergence of Exploratory, Technical and Tactical Behavior in Small-Sided Soccer Games when Manipulating the Number of Teammates and Opponents
The effects that different constraints have on the exploratory behavior, measured by the variety and quantity of different responses within a game situation, is of the utmost importance forExpand
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Sport Performance as a Domain of Creative Problem Solving for Self- Organizing Performer-Environment Systems
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In this paper we discuss the role of nonlinear pedagogy in explaining and facilitating creative behaviors within the sport performance context. Expand
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How boxers decide to punch a target: emergent behaviour in nonlinear dynamical movement systems.
Previous research has shown how dynamical systems theory provides a relevant framework for investigating decision-making behavior in sport. The aim of this study was to adopt concepts and tools fromExpand
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Ecological cognition: expert decision-making behaviour in sport
ABSTRACT Expert decision-making can be directly assessed, if sport action is understood as an expression of embedded and embodied cognition. Here, we discuss evidence for this claim, starting with aExpand
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Affordance-controlled bifurcations of action patterns in martial arts.
Effects of participant-target distance and perceived handstriking efficiency on emergent behavior in the martial art of boxing were investigated, revealing affordance-controlled nonlinear dynamicalExpand
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