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Exploration of how psychological research can be applied to improving performance, accelerating skill acquisition and designing new technologies in sports and other high performance domains. Hosted by Rob Gray, professor of Human Systems Engineering at Arizona State University, the podcast will review basic concepts and discuss the latest research in these areas.

The Perception & Action Podcast Rob Gray

    • Science
    • 4.9 • 15 Ratings

Exploration of how psychological research can be applied to improving performance, accelerating skill acquisition and designing new technologies in sports and other high performance domains. Hosted by Rob Gray, professor of Human Systems Engineering at Arizona State University, the podcast will review basic concepts and discuss the latest research in these areas.

    408– Prescription, Focus of Attention Instructions & Movement Variability

    408– Prescription, Focus of Attention Instructions & Movement Variability

    Do external focus of attention instructions promote more movement variability? Do we have to prescribe the fundamentals to an athlete before we allow athletes to explore movement solutions?
     
    Articles:
    Female Athletes Exhibit Greater Trial-to-Trial Coordination Variability When Provided with Instructions Promoting an External Focus
    Is Prescription of Specific Movement Form Necessary for Optimal Skill Development? A Nonlinear Pedagogy Approach


    More information:
    http://perceptionaction.com/
    My Research Gate Page (pdfs of my articles)
    My ASU Web page
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    Credits:
    The Flamin' Groovies – Shake\Some Action
    Mark Lanegan - Saint Louis Elegy
    via freemusicarchive.org and jamendo.com

    • 31 min
    An Ecological Approach to Hockey Goaltending Practice Design

    An Ecological Approach to Hockey Goaltending Practice Design

    How can we apply the principles of ecological dynamics to coaching ice hockey goaltenders? What has research shown about skill acquisition in goalkeeping?
     
    More information:
    http://perceptionaction.com/
    My Research Gate Page (pdfs of my articles)
    My ASU Web page
    Podcast Facebook page (videos, pics, etc)
     
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    Subscribe in Anroid/Google
     
    Support the podcast and receive bonus content
     
    Credits:
    The Flamin' Groovies – Shake\Some Action
    Mark Lanegan - Saint Louis Elegy
    via freemusicarchive.org and jamendo.com

    • 47 min
    406 – An Ecological Approach to Deception in Sports

    406 – An Ecological Approach to Deception in Sports

    My interview with Harry Ramsey and Matt Dicks to discuss their interesting new paper - Maximising Grip on Deception and Disguise: Expert Sports Performance During Competitive Interactions. How can we understand deception in an ecological approach? How should we be studying these phenomena?
     
    Articles:
    Maximising Grip on Deception and Disguise: Expert Sports Performance During Competitive Interactions
     
     
    More information:
    http://perceptionaction.com/
    My Research Gate Page (pdfs of my articles)
    My ASU Web page
    Podcast Facebook page (videos, pics, etc)
     
    Subscribe in iOS/Apple
    Subscribe in Anroid/Google
     
    Support the podcast and receive bonus content
     
    Credits:
    The Flamin' Groovies – Shake\Some Action
    Mark Lanegan - Saint Louis Elegy
    via freemusicarchive.org and jamendo.com

    • 56 min
    Ecological Approach to Practice Design in American Football

    Ecological Approach to Practice Design in American Football

    My interview with Tyler Yearby and Shawn Myszka about their new paper looking at an ecological approach to practice design in American football.
     
    Articles:
    Applying an ecological approach to practice design in American football: some case examples on best practice
     
    More information:
    http://perceptionaction.com/
    My Research Gate Page (pdfs of my articles)
    My ASU Web page
    Podcast Facebook page (videos, pics, etc)
     
    Subscribe in iOS/Apple
    Subscribe in Anroid/Google
     
    Support the podcast and receive bonus content
     
    Credits:
    The Flamin' Groovies – Shake\Some Action
    Mark Lanegan - Saint Louis Elegy
    via freemusicarchive.org and jamendo.com

    • 1 hr 9 min
    404 – Training Anticipation with Eye Movement Sonification

    404 – Training Anticipation with Eye Movement Sonification

    Can you improve an athlete’s ability to anticipate the actions of an opponent by guiding their gaze to particular locations using sound?  
     
    Articles:
    The effect of eye movement sonification on visual search patterns and anticipation in novices
     
    More information:
    http://perceptionaction.com/
    My Research Gate Page (pdfs of my articles)
    My ASU Web page
    Podcast Facebook page (videos, pics, etc)
     
    Subscribe in iOS/Apple
    Subscribe in Anroid/Google
     
    Support the podcast and receive bonus content
     
    Credits:
    The Flamin' Groovies – Shake\Some Action
    Mark Lanegan - Saint Louis Elegy
    via freemusicarchive.org and jamendo.com

    • 13 min
    Manipulating Ball Weight as a Constraint in Practice

    Manipulating Ball Weight as a Constraint in Practice

    Does training with lighter or heavier than regulation balls improve performance? What adaptations to coordination patterns do they encourage? Do they increase the chance of injury?
     
    Articles:
    Weighted-Ball Velocity Enhancement Programs for Baseball Pitchers
    Effect of a 6-Week Weighted Baseball Throwing Program on Pitch Velocity, Pitching Arm Biomechanics, Passive Range of Motion, and Injury Rates
     
     
    More information:
    http://perceptionaction.com/
    My Research Gate Page (pdfs of my articles)
    My ASU Web page
    Podcast Facebook page (videos, pics, etc)
     
    Subscribe in iOS/Apple
    Subscribe in Anroid/Google
     
    Support the podcast and receive bonus content
     
    Credits:
    The Flamin' Groovies – Shake\Some Action
    Mark Lanegan - Saint Louis Elegy
    via freemusicarchive.org and jamendo.com

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Moe Norman Jr ,

Very informative

This podcast shares some great insights into elite performance. What makes the best performers so outstanding? You will find many of the answers in these podcasts. He definitely sounds like he is reading, but the information is so good that I don't care. There are also some random, short musical interludes, which is odd, but again, it does not detract from the value I get out of this podcast.

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