Attentional focus effects in balance acrobats.

  title={Attentional focus effects in balance acrobats.},
  author={Gabriele Wulf},
  journal={Research quarterly for exercise and sport},
  volume={79 3},
  • Gabriele Wulf
  • Published 2008 in Research quarterly for exercise and sport
Performing and learning motor skills has been shown to be enhanced if the performer adopts an external relative to internal focus (or no focus) of attention (Wulf 2007). The present study examined the generalizability of this effect to top-level performers (balance acrobats). Participants performed a balance task (standing on an inflated rubber dish) under each of three attentional focus conditions: (a) external focus (i.e., minimize movements of the disk), (b) internal focus (i.e., minimize… CONTINUE READING
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