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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

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.

    168 – Periodization of Skill Acquisition

    168 – Periodization of Skill Acquisition

    How might we periodize skill acquisition in a manner similar to physical training – taking into account factors like specificity, load, progression and reversibility? A look at the skill acquisition periodization and periodization of skill training frameworks.
     
    Articles:
    Development of a skill acquisition periodisation framework for high-performance sport Skill Training Periodization in “Specialist” Sports Coaching—An Introduction of the “PoST” Framework for Skill Development   More information:
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    The Flamin' Groovies - Shake Some Action
    Mark Lanegan - Saint Louis Elegy
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    • 26 min
    167 – New Research on Generalized Perceptual-Cognitive Training

    167 – New Research on Generalized Perceptual-Cognitive Training

    A look at some recent studies investigating generalized, perceptual-cognitive training for sport. Is there any evidence that training perception and cognition out of context will result in transfer to improved performance on the sports field?
     
    Articles:
    The Effectiveness of Different Visual Skills Training Programmes on Elite Cricket Players
    Perceptual vision training in nonsport- specific context: effect on performance skills and cognition in young females
    Off-Court Generic Perceptual-Cognitive Training in Elite Volleyball Athletes: Task-Specific Effects and Levels of Transfer
      More information:
    http://perceptionaction.com/
    My Research Gate Page (pdfs of my articles)
    My ASU Web page
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    The Flamin' Groovies - Shake Some Action
    Mark Lanegan - Saint Louis Elegy
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    • 16 min
    166 - Exploratory Search for Information, Affordances & Action Selection

    166 - Exploratory Search for Information, Affordances & Action Selection

    How do we use information from our environment to select between different opportunities for action (i.e. affordances)? How do we pickup this information? A look at exploratory head movements in teams sports and the affordance competition hypothesis.
     
    Articles:
    Don’t Turn Blind! The Relationship Between Exploration Before Ball Possession and On-Ball Performance in Association Football Principles of the Guidance of Exploration for Orientation and Specification of Action Cortical mechanisms of action selection: the affordance competition hypothesis   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
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    • 15 min
    165 – Adaptive Training to Promote Motor Learning

    165 – Adaptive Training to Promote Motor Learning

    A look at a few different ways to adapt training to promote motor learning. Learner-controlled practice schedules, the win move/lose stay method, and adaptive, algorithm based schedules.
     
    Articles:
    Performance-Based Adaptive Schedules Enhance Motor Learning
    Transfer of Training from Virtual to Real Baseball Batting
    Win-shift, lose-stay: contingent switching and contextual interference in motor learning
    Allowing Learners to Choose Self-Controlled Practice Schedules for Learning Multiple Movement Patterns
      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
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    • 19 min
    164 – Constraining Vision to Educate Attention & Promote Skill Acquisition

    164 – Constraining Vision to Educate Attention & Promote Skill Acquisition

    Comparing and contrasting some different methods for using visual constraints during practice, including stroboscopic training, spatial  and temporal occlusion. What transfers to competition?
     
    Articles:
    Effects of Visual Control Training on the Shooting Performance of Elite Female Basketball Players
    The impact of a training intervention with spatial occlusion goggles on controlling and passing a football
    The Education of Attention in Aiming at a Far Target: Training Visual Control in Basketball Jump Shooting
    The Impact of Spatial Occlusion Goggles on the Basketball Crossover Dribble
    The Effect of 4-Week Stroboscopic Training on Visual Function and Sport-Specific Visuomotor Performance in Top-Level Badminton Players
     
    Intermittent vision vlog:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faGEdfqmsvM&list=PL7jcinNUb4Un0V4zsw3ZsNAXqUJg3t1x6&index=3
     
    Chin Up Goggles:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LXIAG-60ug
     
    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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    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

    • 20 min
    163 – The Constraints-Led Approach to Coaching IV: Why do we “Constrain”?

    163 – The Constraints-Led Approach to Coaching IV: Why do we “Constrain”?

    Part 4 in my series on the CLA. What is the purpose of adding constraints in the constraints led approach to coaching? How does this differ from what has been done in the past?  What are the different ways constraint manipulations can be used? How do constraints influence movement?
     
    Me on the Talent Equation Podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/user/9625186/rob-gray-2
     
    Improper Deceleration Example: https://www.mlb.com/video/miggy-ruptures-biceps-on-swing-c2147243383
      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

    • 20 min

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