Functional MRI reveals expert-novice differences during sport-related anticipation

Wright, Michael J., Bishop, Daniel T., Jackson, Robin C. and Abernethy, Bruce (2010) Functional MRI reveals expert-novice differences during sport-related anticipation. NeuroReport, 21 2: 94-98. doi:10.1097/WNR.0b013e328333dff2


Author Wright, Michael J.
Bishop, Daniel T.
Jackson, Robin C.
Abernethy, Bruce
Title Functional MRI reveals expert-novice differences during sport-related anticipation
Journal name NeuroReport   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0959-4965
Publication date 2010-01-27
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1097/WNR.0b013e328333dff2
Volume 21
Issue 2
Start page 94
End page 98
Total pages 5
Place of publication London, England
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract We examined the effect of expertise on cortical activation during sports anticipation using functional MRI. In experiment 1, recreational players predicted badminton stroke direction and the pattern of active clusters was consistent with a proposed perception-of-action network. This pattern was not replicated in a stimulus-matched, action-unrelated control task. In experiment 2, players of three different skill levels anticipated stroke direction from clips occluded either 160 ms before or 80 ms after racquet-shuttle contact. Early-occluded sequences produced more activation than late-occluded sequences overall, in most cortical regions of interest, but experts showed an additional enhancement in medial, dorsolateral and ventrolateral frontal cortex. Anticipation in open-skill sports engages cortical areas integral to observing and understanding others' actions; such activity is enhanced in experts.
Keyword Action
Action observation
Anticipation
Expertise
Functional MRI
Perception
Skill
Sport
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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