Skillful attending, looking and thinking

MSL research field: 
Skill acquisition
Motor control
TitleSkillful attending, looking and thinking
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsHodges, NJ, Ford, P
JournalBewegung und Training
Type of ArticleInvited commentary; E-journal on movement and exercise science of the German Society of Sport Science

In this commentary we recommend some research methods which would strengthen the design of future attentional focus research an give evidence for the constrained action hypothesis. In particular we encourage the use of pre-tests, control of visual gaze, calculation of effect sizes, careful comparisons of practice and retention data in the presence and absence of instructions, and consistent application of control conditions, especially when looking at skillful performance.

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