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Visual Perception and Action in Sport
by Keith Davids A. Mark Williams John G. Williams

RRP €163.15

Visual Perception and Action in Sport
by Author Name Keith Davids, A. Mark Williams, John G. Williams

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List Price:163.15
Format: Hardback, 234 x 156 x 25mm, 464pp
Publication date: 21 Jan 1999
Publisher: Spon Press
ISBN-13: 9780419248002


Athletes are dependent upon a constant supply of accurate and reliable information from the environment whilst performing complex movements. Visual Perception and Action in Sport examines the information which is perceived by the human visual system and the way it is utilised to support actions in sport. It focuses attention on the rich diversity of sport-related studies drawn together from a number of theoretical approaches. Divided into three sections, this book covers: * indirect theories of perception and action * direct theories of perception and action * skill acquisition in the sports context. Each of the sections features learning objectives, summary, and study questions to help facilitate student learning. Throughout the text, the integration of theoretical knowledge and practical expertise is emphasised. All three authors are specialists have expertise in the teaching and researching of motor learning and control in sport.


Part 1. Cognition in Action: Indirect theories of perception and action - An overview 1. Attention in Sport 2. The Visual System Hardware: Sport functional properties 3. Anticipation and Decision Making in Sport 4. Visual Search Strategy and Sports Performance Part 2. Perception and Action: Direct theories of perception and action 5. Information and Dynamics: The dynamical systems approach Part 3. Skill Acquisition in Sport: Cognitive and dynamical systems perspectives - The acquisition of movement co-ordination 6. Observational Learning in Sport

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  • Illustrations: 24 black & white tables