Perceptual Judgments of Sports Officials are Influenced by their Motor and Visual Experience

  title={Perceptual Judgments of Sports Officials are Influenced by their Motor and Visual Experience},
  author={Alexandra Pizzera and Markus Raab},
  journal={Journal of Applied Sport Psychology},
  pages={59 - 72}
We examined the relation between previous motor and visual experience and current officiating experience of expert judges and referees and their judgments from an embodied cognition viewpoint. A total of 370 sports officials from soccer, handball, ice hockey, and trampoline took part in the study. Analyses revealed that cognitive judgments are related to motor, visual, and officiating experience to different degrees in the analyzed sports. Our findings indicate that, depending on the sport… 
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