Visual control when aiming at a far target.

  title={Visual control when aiming at a far target.},
  author={Joan N. Vickers},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance},
  volume={22 2},
  • Joan N. Vickers
  • Published 1996 in
    Journal of experimental psychology. Human…
Gaze behavior of elite basketball athletes was determined as they performed 10 accurate and 10 inaccurate free throws (FTs) to a regulation basket wearing an eye tracker that permitted normal accuracy. Experts (mean FT = 78%) differed significantly from near experts (mean FT = 56%) in having a longer fixation on the target combined with an earlier fixation offset during the shooting action. These results, which depart from current models of near aiming, are tentatively explained using a… CONTINUE READING
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