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Exploration of how psychological research can be applied to improving performance, accelerating skill acquisition and designing new technologies in sports, driving and aviation. Hosted by Rob Gray, professor of Human Systems Engineering at Arizona State University, the podcast will review basic concepts and discuss the latest research in these areas.

Exploration of how psychological research can be applied to improving performance, accelerating skill acquisition and designing new technologies in sports, driving and aviation. Hosted by Rob Gray, professor of Human Systems Engineering at Arizona State University, the podcast will review basic concepts and discuss the latest research in these areas.
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Exploration of how psychological research can be applied to improving performance, accelerating skill acquisition and designing new technologies in sports, driving and aviation. Hosted by Rob Gray, professor of Human Systems Engineering at Arizona State University, the podcast will review basic concepts and discuss the latest research in these areas.

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Episodes

111 – When Should a Coach Abandon a Practice Activity and Try Something Else?

6/19/2018
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As a coach, what should you do when your athletes do not seem to be responding to a new practice activity? Are there things you can change? What should you look for? When should you abandon it altogether and move on to something else? Links: Why the Constraints Led Approach is Not an All You Can Eat Buffett – Rob Gray on the Talent Equation Podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/user/9625186/rob-gray More information: http://perceptionaction.com/ My Research Gate Page (pdfs of my...

Duration:00:20:09

110 – Donor Sports & the Value of Non Sport Specific Practice

6/12/2018
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How do you know whether a training activity that is very different from your sport will lead to transfer? Is their value in non-specific practice? Does it depend on skill level? What is a donor sport? Articles/Books: http://www.mytpi.com/articles/swing/catching_ping_pong_balls_to_improve_quiet_eye_for_golf Especial Skills: Their Emergence With Massive Amounts of Practice The NFL Combine: Does It Predict Performance in the National Football League? Parkour as a Donor Sport for...

Duration:00:17:52

109 – Habit vs Skill: Which Should We Attempt to Develop in Performers?

6/5/2018
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Is it better for an athlete to develop pre-formed, reflexive responses that operate outside of consciousness (in other words, habits)? Or should we be focusing on cultivating adaptive skills that involve reflection and awareness? Articles: Habitual Reflexivity and Skilled Action The spontaneousness of skill and the impulsivity of habit More information: http://perceptionaction.com/ My Research Gate Page (pdfs of my articles) My ASU Web page Podcast Facebook page (videos, pics,...

Duration:00:18:32

108 – Does Brain Stimulation Enhance Acquisition, Performance and Retention of Sports Skills?

5/29/2018
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Can noninvasive brain stimulation be used to enhance acquisition, performance and retention of sports skills? What exactly are tMS, tCS and tDCS? Are products like Halo Sport worth your investment? Articles: Non-invasive Human Brain Stimulation in Cognitive Neuroscience: A Primer Neurodoping: Brain Stimulation as a Performance-Enhancing Measure Modulating Motor Learning through Transcranial Direct-Current Stimulation: An Integrative View Effects of tDCS on motor learning and memory...

Duration:00:18:52

107 – Interview with Mike Studer, President NWRA, Applying motor learning principles to rehabilitation

5/22/2018
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A discussion with Mike Studer, President of Northwest Rehabilitation Associate. We discuss using dual tasks to encourage the development of procedural memories, constraint-induced practice, concussion rehabilitation in sports, and geriatric athletes. More information about my guest: https://northwestrehab.com/ http://mikestuder.com/ More information: http://perceptionaction.com/ My Research Gate Page (pdfs of my articles) My ASU Web page Podcast Facebook page (videos, pics,...

Duration:00:23:46

106 – Does Neurofeedback Training Improve Sports Performance?

5/15/2018
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How effective is neurofeedback training for improving sports performance? Is it worth the investment of time and money? Which brain rhythm should we be targeting for the best results? Articles: Effects of learning on electroencephalographic and electrocardiographic patterns in novice archers Investigating the efficacy of neurofeedback training for expediting expertise and excellence in sport Neurofeedback as supplementary training for optimizing athletes’ performance: A systematic...

Duration:00:15:11

105 – How Difficult Should Practice Be? The Challenge Point Hypothesis

5/1/2018
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What is the optimal level of task difficulty to use in practice? How does it depend on the complexity of the skill and the experience of the learner? A look at the Challenge Point Hypothesis and studies which have tested its predictions. Articles: Challenge Point: A Framework for Conceptualizing the Effects of Various Practice Conditions in Motor Learning Measurement of functional task difficulty during motor learning: What level of difficulty corresponds to the optimal challenge...

Duration:00:22:14

104 – Practicing with Intent: The Role of Intention in Action

4/24/2018
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What does it mean to “practice with intent”? How does intention shape the way we learn and perform perceptual motor skills? Articles: The Intention Superiority Effect in Motor Skill Learning Effects of intention and learning on attention to information in dynamic touch Conscious intention and motor cognition More information: http://perceptionaction.com/ My Research Gate Page (pdfs of my articles) My ASU Web page Podcast Facebook page (videos, pics, etc) Subscribe in...

Duration:00:15:23

103 – Interview with Ragiv Ranganthan, MSU, Motor Learning, Variability & Coordination

4/10/2018
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A discussion with Ragiv Ranganthan, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology at Michigan State University. We discuss motor synergies and redundancy, the role of movement variability in the development of coordination, and using robot aided movements for rehabilitation More information about my guest: https://sites.google.com/site/motrelab/ https://www.education.msu.edu/search/Formview.aspx?email=rrangana%40msu.edu https://twitter.com/rrangana1 More...

Duration:00:32:36

102 – Modified Perceptual Training, Proactive & Reactive Motor Inhibition

4/3/2018
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How can we best sort through the myriad of vision and perceptual-cognitive training tools for sports? What are the key characteristics we should be looking for? How effectively can skilled athletes inhibit and prepare to inhibit movements? Articles: Modified perceptual training in sport: A new classification framework Proactive and Reactive Motor Inhibition in Top Athletes Versus Nonathletes More information: http://perceptionaction.com/ My Research Gate Page (pdfs of my...

Duration:00:14:30

101 – Brain Dynamics & Psychomotor Efficiency, Effect of Culture on Movement

3/27/2018
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What characterizes the brain activity of an elite performer? How does brain activity change during the process of skill acquisition? Do cultural environments influence motor skills? Are there “motor styles” common to members of a given cultural group? Articles: Brain Dynamics and Motor Behavior: A Case for Efficiency and Refinement for Superior Performance Action, Movement, and Culture: Does Culture Shape Movement? More information: http://perceptionaction.com/ My Research Gate...

Duration:00:15:52

100 – The Why, What, How & When of Movement Variability

3/13/2018
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Why is movement variability beneficial for skill acquisition and execution? What distinguishes “good” from “bad” variability in movement? How do different coaching/instructional methods (e.g. ordering practice conditions, cueing, differential learning, and manipulating constraints) compare in terms of their ability to encourage functional variability? When should we be trying to maximize variability? Articles: Creative Motor Actions as Emerging from Movement Variability The Role of...

Duration:00:37:13

99 – Interview with Shawn Myszka, Sport Movement Skill Conference, Ecological Dynamics

3/6/2018
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A discussion with Shawn Myszka from Movement Mastery. In the interview we discuss the upcoming Sport Movement Skill Conference and the Ecological Dynamics movement in coaching. More information about my guest: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sport-movement-skill-conference-2018-tickets-41843484990 https://twitter.com/MovementMiyagi https://twitter.com/Movement_Master More information: http://perceptionaction.com/ My Research Gate Page (pdfs of my articles) My ASU Web page Podcast...

Duration:00:34:38

98 – Interview with Movement & Skill Acquisition Ireland, Constraints Based Coaching

2/27/2018
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A discussion with Ed Coughlan, Phil Kearny and Olly Logan, founders of Movement & Skill Acquisition Ireland. In the interview we discuss the goals of the organization and their upcoming conference: Constraints based coaching and ecological dynamics to enhance sports performance. More information about my...

Duration:00:44:51

97 – Interview with Mark O’Sullivan, AIK, Affordances, Practice Design & Talent Development

2/20/2018
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A discussion with Mark O’Sullivan, Coach with AIK Football in Stockholm. We discuss Mark’s concept of football interactions and how it relates to practice design and affordances, and the “race to the bottom” in talent identification. More information about my guest: https://footblogball.wordpress.com/category/mark-o-sullivan/ https://twitter.com/markstkhlm More information: http://perceptionaction.com/ My Research Gate Page (pdfs of my articles) My ASU Web page Podcast Facebook...

Duration:00:32:10

96 – Can Assisted Movement Facilitate Skill Acquisition?

2/13/2018
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A look at research investigating the effects of assisted/guided movement on skill acquisition. Can experiencing the movement pattern of an elite athlete facilitate motor learning in a novice? Is it better to use assistance to reduce or augment errors? Articles/Books: Can Robots Help the Learning of Skilled Actions? Robot assistance of motor learning: A neuro-cognitive perspective Robotic guidance induces long-lasting changes in the movement pattern of a novel sport-specific motor...

Duration:00:25:01

95 – The Legacy of Nikolai Bernstein III: “Repetition without Repetition” & Beyond

2/6/2018
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A look at how Bernstein’s famous phrase “repetition without repetition” revolutionized how we think about motor learning. And an introduction to a few extensions of Bernstein’s ideas including coordinative structures and the uncontrolled manifold hypothesis. Articles/Books: Dexterity and Its Development The Bernstein perspective: II. The concept of muscle linkage or coordinative structure The bliss (not the problem) of motor abundance (not redundancy) Stages in Learning Motor...

Duration:00:22:51

94 – The Legacy of Nikolai Bernstein II: Skill Acquisition through Free(z)ing Degrees of Freedom

1/30/2018
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A look at Bernstein’s theory of freezing/freeing degrees of freedom during skill acquisition and some research which has tested these ideas. Articles/Books: Dexterity and Its Development Free(z)ing Degrees of Freedom in Skill Acquisition Conscious Control Is Associated With Freezing of Mechanical Degrees of Freedom During Motor Learning Throwing Skills: Analysis of Movement Phases in Early Motor Learning Changes in coordination, control and outcome as a result of extended practice on...

Duration:00:25:04

93 – The Legacy of Nikolai Bernstein I: Problems in Movement Coordination

1/23/2018
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The first episode in a series looking at the contributions of Nikolai Bernstein to our understanding of motor control and motor learning. What were Bernstein’s “problems? Is finding solutions to these problems really what effective coaching is all about? Articles/Books: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikolai_Bernstein Dexterity and Its Development The Bernstein perspective: I. The problems of degrees of freedom and context-conditioned variability Issues in the Theory of Action: Degrees...

Duration:00:20:54

92 – Differential Learning

1/16/2018
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A look at the Differential Learning approach to skill acquisition. Is maximizing movement variability by preventing repetition and correction the optimal way to design practice? How does this differ from the Constraints-Led Approach? Articles The Nonlinear Nature of Learning - A Differential Learning Approach Time scales of adaptive behavior and motor learning in the presence of stochastic perturbations Does noise provide a basis for the unification of motor learning theories? A new...

Duration:00:23:14