Cortical fMRI activation to opponents' body kinematics in sport-related anticipation: Expert-novice differences with normal and point-light video

Wright, M. J., Bishop, D. T., Jackson, R. C. and Abernethy, B. (2011) Cortical fMRI activation to opponents' body kinematics in sport-related anticipation: Expert-novice differences with normal and point-light video. Neuroscience Letters, 500 3: 216-221. doi:10.1016/j.neulet.2011.06.045


Author Wright, M. J.
Bishop, D. T.
Jackson, R. C.
Abernethy, B.
Title Cortical fMRI activation to opponents' body kinematics in sport-related anticipation: Expert-novice differences with normal and point-light video
Journal name Neuroscience Letters   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0304-3940
1872-7972
Publication date 2011-08-18
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.neulet.2011.06.045
Volume 500
Issue 3
Start page 216
End page 221
Total pages 6
Place of publication Brookvale Plaza, E. Park, Shannon, Co. Clare, Ireland
Publisher Elsevier Ireland
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Abstract: Badminton players of varying skill levels viewed normal and point-light video clips of opponents striking the shuttle towards the viewer; their task was to predict in which quadrant of the court the shuttle would land. In a whole-brain fMRI analysis we identified bilateral cortical networks sensitive to the anticipation task relative to control stimuli. This network is more extensive and localised than previously reported. Voxel clusters responding more strongly in experts than novices were associated with all task-sensitive areas, whereas voxels responding more strongly in novices were found outside these areas. Task-sensitive areas for normal and point-light video were very similar, whereas early visual areas responded differentially, indicating the primacy of kinematic information for sport-related anticipation.

Highlights: • A whole-brain, full-factorial analysis of direction prediction in badminton. • MNS and visual attention systems are activated, more so in experts. • Novices show more activation in non-task areas. • Beyond visual cortex, point-light and normal video are equivalent. • Anterior–posterior specialisation for early and late expertise effects.

Keyword fMRI
Sport
Expertise
Biological motion
Anticipation
Mirror neuron system
Visual-search
Mirror neurons
Perception
Brain
Information
Execution
Resonance
Attention
Players
Tennis
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2012 Collection
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