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Visual Perception and Action in Sport - Keith Davids

Visual Perception and Action in Sport

By: Keith Davids (Editor), John G. Williams (Editor), A. Mark Williams (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 21st January 1999
ISBN: 9780419248002
Number Of Pages: 441

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Athletes are dependent upon a constant supply of accurate and reliable information from the environment whilst performing complex movements.

Visual Perception and Action in Sport examines the information which is perceived by the human visual system and the way it is utilised to support actions in sport. It focuses attention on the rich diversity of sport-related studies drawn together from a number of theoretical approaches. Divided into three sections, this book covers:

* indirect theories of perception and action
* direct theories of perception and action
* skill acquisition in the sports context.

Each of the sections features learning objectives, summary, and study questions to help facilitate student learning. Throughout the text, the integration of theoretical knowledge and practical expertise is emphasised.

All three authors are specialists have expertise in the teaching and researching of motor learning and control in sport.

Cognition in Action: Indirect theories of perception and action - An overview
Attention in Sport
The Visual System Hardware: Sport functional properties
Anticipation and Decision Making in Sport
Visual Search Strategy and Sports Performance
Perception and Action: Direct theories of perception and action
Information and Dynamics: The dynamical systems approach
Skill Acquisition in Sport: Cognitive and dynamical systems perspectives - The acquisition of movement co-ordination
Observational Learning in Sport
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ISBN: 9780419248002
ISBN-10: 0419248005
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 441
Published: 21st January 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 16.15  x 2.97
Weight (kg): 0.73
Edition Number: 1