Visual search strategies and decision-making in sport

Abernethy, Bruce (1991) Visual search strategies and decision-making in sport. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 22 3-4: 189-210.

Author Abernethy, Bruce
Title Visual search strategies and decision-making in sport
Journal name International Journal of Sport Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0047-0767
Publication date 1991-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 22
Issue 3-4
Start page 189
End page 210
Total pages 22
Place of publication Rome, Italy
Publisher Edizioni Luigi Pozzi
Language eng
Abstract Describes a series of experiments conducted on the racquet sports of badminton and squash to determine the location of the advance cues that provide critical anticipatory information and to document any expert–novice differences in anticipatory cue usage. Data suggest movement of the arm and racquet and outward flight of the struck ball (or shuttle) as the source of the critical cues for racquet sports, and a close match was found between the visual search sequence and the proximal-to-distal kinematic development of the opponent's stroke. Expert racquet sport players differed from novices in terms of their ability to use the earlier occurring, more proximal arm cues as a basis for predicting resultant stroke speed and direction, but these differences in information pick-up were not matched by differences in visual search strategy.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences -- Publications
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