News and events

Carrie's thesis proposal Wednesday April 26th 1pm Posted 25 Apr 2023
Title: The role of observed errors in performing and learning motor skillsMy committee is:Committee members: Dr Nicola Hodges, Dr. Romeo Chua and Dr. Sarah KraeutnerWhen/Where: April 26th at 1pm in room 300 WMG
Joe Vecchione MSc Thesis Defense on Technique Change Posted 29 Mar 2023

Joe will be defending his Master's thesis on March 30th.
MSL going to UK and Ireland Posted 13 Feb 2023

After some down-time during COVID, we're venturing out again and planning to attend two conference in the UK.RIO - Research in Imagery and Observation; Conference to be held in Limerick, May 11th and 12th. Abstract deadline Feb 28th
The Sport Doctor Podcast: Using a challenge-based coaching framework Posted 13 Feb 2023

Our paper with Keith Lohse gets a little more publicity and translation into coaching practice on the Australian "Coach Doctor" Podcast with Dr James Barkell.You can find it by clicking the link to the coach doctor, or by listening through spotify or other podcast players.
Free e-prints: new publication, implicit adaptation & feedback Posted 26 Dec 2022

Our article, "Implicit Adaptation Processes Promoted by Immediate Offline Visual and Numeric Feedback", published in Journal of Motor Behavior, Volume 55 Issue 1, is now in print.  If you do not have access through your institution the publishers have given us a link to 50 free e-prints, by following the link below. We welcome your feedback.
Dr Matt Scott is interviewed on the Sport Psych Podcast Posted 26 Dec 2022

 Post-doctoral researcher in our lab, Dr Matt Scott is intervewed by Dan Abrahams on the sport psych show "Exploring the use of motor imagery in sport". This is a great interview with Matt, Dr David Wright and Dr Paul Holmes. The three of them answer questions about the PETTLEP model of enhancing motor imagery in practice and the evolution of this model.
SCAPPS in person conference in Montreal Posted 03 Nov 2022

Congrats to our presenters at SCAPPS this year, both here in the MSL at UBC and our collaborators at U. of TorontoCarrie Peters, Dr Matt Scott, Zachary Besler. Abstracts are published in JEMS (Jn of Exercise, Movement & Health)SCAPPS_Zach,Nik,Carrie&Matt.jpgCurrent and past lab personnel in bold.
New podcast interview on Challenge for Learning Posted 21 Sep 2022

The Sport Psych Show with Dan Abrahams hosts Nicola Hodges and Keith Lohse to discuss our recent publication in the Journal of Sports Sciences: "An extended challenge-based framework for practice design in sports coaching."
Motor Skills Lab now on Twitter (finally!) Posted 28 Apr 2022

Motor Skills Lab@kin_msl_ubcThe Motor Skills Lab | Lab director: Dr Nicola Hodges | University of British Columbia – Vancouver | Lab ran account; views are our own 
Seminar Presentation U.Utah, Hodges Posted 24 Apr 2022
Centre for Motor and Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar Series invited speaker; University of Utah"Looking at processes of action observation for learning and action prediction"April 25th, 1;30pm Mountain Time