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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

    • Social Sciences
    • 4.9 • 17 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.

    337 – An Ecological, Enactive Account of the Use of Mental Imagery in Sports

    337 – An Ecological, Enactive Account of the Use of Mental Imagery in Sports

    How can we understand the use of mental imagery in sports from an ecological perspective? How can perception be direct in imagery if there is no stimulus present? How does it relate to skilled intentionality?  
     
    Articles:
    Reconceiving representation-hungry cognition: an ecological-enactive proposal
    Effect of mental imagery on realizing affordances
     
    Article Review: “Contextualized Skill Acquisition Research” - Dexterity development in Brazilian soccer
     
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    • 14 min
    336 – Strong Anticipation: Coordinating with the Future without Predicting It

    336 – Strong Anticipation: Coordinating with the Future without Predicting It

    Can we “anticipate” the future without predicting it? Are delays in our perceptual-motor system flaws that we must compensate for or actually advantageous? A look at the concept of strong anticipation.
     
    Articles:
    On Strong Anticipation
    Anticipating synchronization as an alternative to the internal model
    Lectures on Perception (Chapter 26)



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    Credits:
    The Flamin' Groovies - Shake Some Action
    Mark Lanegan - Saint Louis Elegy
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    • 15 min
    335 – Skilled Intentionality

    335 – Skilled Intentionality

    How do skilled performers selectively respond to some of the many available affordances (or opportunities for action) in their environment? How do they coordinate their action to keep multiple affordances available? How can this ability be developed in practice?  
     
    Articles:
    Ecological-Enactive Cognition as engaging with a field of relevant affordances: The Skilled Intentionality Framework (SIF)
    Foregrounding Sociomaterial Practice in Our Understanding of Affordances: The Skilled Intentionality Framework
    Self-organization, free energy minimization, and optimal grip on a field of affordances


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    The Flamin' Groovies - Shake Some Action
    Mark Lanegan - Saint Louis Elegy
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    • 15 min
    334 – Interview with Dan Peterson & Len Zaichkowsky, The Playmaker’s Decisions

    334 – Interview with Dan Peterson & Len Zaichkowsky, The Playmaker’s Decisions

    A discussion with Dan and Len about their new book: The Playmaker’s Decisions - The Science of Clutch Plays, Mental Mistakes and Athlete Cognition.
     
    Current book, The Playmaker’s Decisions:
    https://geni.us/theplaymakersdecisions
     
    Previous book, The Playmaker’s Advantage:
    https://geni.us/ThePlaymakersAdvantage
     
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    • 55 min
    Journal Club #26: Using Verbal Instructions in Coaching

    Journal Club #26: Using Verbal Instructions in Coaching

    A discussion with Rajiv Ranganathan and Andrew Wilson about using verbal instructions as constraints in coaching/ When should a coach use instruction and how should they use it?   
     
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Journal Club #25: Translating Theory into Coaching Practice

    Journal Club #25: Translating Theory into Coaching Practice

    What is the role of theory in coaching? Do you need a theory? If so, should you chose one or mix and match?  
     
    More information:
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    My Research Gate Page (pdfs of my articles)
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    • 2 hrs 17 min

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