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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
    • 4.7 • 51 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.

    Interview with Bill Warren, Brown, The Ecological Approach to Perception-Action

    Interview with Bill Warren, Brown, The Ecological Approach to Perception-Action

    A discussion with Bill Warren from Brown University about his extensive body of work using an ecological approach to perceptual-motor control. Topics include affordances, calibration, information-based v internal model control, why “behavior is regular without being regulated” and where the ecological approach is headed.    
    More info about my guest:
    https://vivo.brown.edu/display/wwarrenj
    https://www.researchgate.net/profile/William_Warren12
     
    More information:
    http://perceptionaction.com/
    My Research Gate Page (pdfs of my articles)
    My ASU Web page
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    • 39 min
    Journal Club #22: Designing Practice Warm-Up

    Journal Club #22: Designing Practice Warm-Up

    A discussion about practice warm-up sessions. What should their purpose really be? How can we innovate and re-design them to promote exploration and pave the way for motor learning?
    Links:
    https://emergentmvmt.com/reshaping-the-weight-room/
    https://emergentmvmt.com/preparing-for-game-day-the-warm-up/
     
    More information:
    http://perceptionaction.com/
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    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

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Interview with Frans Bosch, Movement Analysis in Sport

    Interview with Frans Bosch, Movement Analysis in Sport

    A discussion with Frans Bosch about his new book, Anatomy of Agility – Movement Analysis in Sport. Why is it critical to take into account the body’s interests when coaching movement? Why is stability more important than perfecting a movement? How can a coach manipulate variability in practice to influence the development of attractors? What is the information for motor learning?
     
    More info about my guest:
    http://www.hmmrmedia.com/store/books/the-anatomy-of-agility/
    https://fransbosch.systems/
    https://twitter.com/FransBoschBook
     
    More information:
    http://perceptionaction.com/
    My Research Gate Page (pdfs of my articles)
    My ASU Web page
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    • 51 min
    Interview with Sian Beilock, Barnard, Building a Toolbox for Performing Under Pressure

    Interview with Sian Beilock, Barnard, Building a Toolbox for Performing Under Pressure

    A discussion with Sian Beilock from Barnard College. Why does pressure affect different performers in different ways? What should be in your toolbox when preparing for a high pressure situation or recovering from a situation where you didn’t handle pressure as well as you would have liked? How can we best train to prevent choking?
    More info about my guest:
    https://sianbeilock.com/
    https://www.amazon.com/Choke-Secrets-Brain-Reveal-Getting/dp/1416596186
     
    More information:
    http://perceptionaction.com/
    My Research Gate Page (pdfs of my articles)
    My ASU Web page
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    • 27 min
    Revisiting “Automaticity” & Its Relevance to Skilled Performance

    Revisiting “Automaticity” & Its Relevance to Skilled Performance

    Revisiting the concept of “automaticity”. Does it still have relevance to understanding skilled performance? Should the goal of training really be to get a performer to a stage where they are doing things automatically? Or, is it time to retire this idea to the legends section of the motor learning hall of fame?
    Articles:
    Movement Automaticity in Sport
    Beyond Automaticity: The Psychological Complexity of Skill
    Exploring the Orthogonal Relationship between Controlled and Automated Processes in Skilled Action
    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
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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

    • 32 min
    Journal Club #21: Fundamental Movement Skills

    Journal Club #21: Fundamental Movement Skills

    I am joined by Stu Armstrong and Kasey Crider to discuss Karl Newell’s recent article “What are Fundamental Motor Skills and What is Fundamental About Them?” What exactly are they? Do we need to teach them to new learners before they can begin to explore and self-organize? What are the potential dangers of doing this? If we don’t “teach the fundamentals” what can we do instead?
    Article:
    What are Fundamental Motor Skills and What is Fundamental About Them?
     
    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

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

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