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Pickup of essential kinematics underpins expert perception of movement patterns.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17827113     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a series of 3 experiments, the authors examined the ability of badminton players of different skill levels (12 experts and 12 nonexperts) to anticipate the direction of badminton strokes. Participants viewed either film or point-light displays under a range of temporal or spatial occlusion conditions. World-class players were able to consistently pick up useful predictive information from the advance (precontact) kinematics of both the lower body and the racquet when the motion of those features was presented in isolation, whereas recreational players' use of the same information depended on the concurrent presence of linked segments. Participants' information pickup closely matched key biomechanical changes in the movement pattern being viewed, although, contrary to a common-coding view of perception and action (e.g., W. Prinz, 1997), some important differences were evident between the characteristics of the experts' movement prediction and those of expert movement production.
Bruce Abernethy; Khairi Zawi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of motor behavior     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0022-2895     ISO Abbreviation:  J Mot Behav     Publication Date:  2007 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-10     Completed Date:  2007-10-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0236512     Medline TA:  J Mot Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  353-67     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Human Performance, The University of Hong Kong.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Data Interpretation, Statistical
Motion Perception / physiology*
Motor Skills / physiology
Movement / physiology*
Photic Stimulation
Psychomotor Performance / physiology
Racquet Sports / psychology*

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