By Terry McMorris
An intensive replace of a winning textbook on ability acquisition for game scholars. Praised for its readability of writing sort and presentation the recent variation may be a vital purchase for these wanting a pragmatic, sport-focused creation to the idea and alertness of human motor talents.
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The player may be looking ahead of him/herself for someone to pass the ball to, when they suddenly become aware of a defender approaching them from the side. This latter information is processed because of its pertinence. To ignore it would result in losing the ball. 5 Norman’s model of selective attention (adapted from Norman, 1969) INFORMATION PROCESSING THEORY AND PERCEPTION 41 While the above models try to provide an explanation of how we block out irrelevant information and point to the fact that we attempt to attend to relevant information, they do not explain how we determine what is relevant and what is not.
It would appear that having a large span of apprehension is advantageous. This, however, will only be the case if the person has good selective attention. A large span of apprehension helps us not to miss vital cues but it also means that there will be more irrelevant information in the display than if the span were small. 42 PERCEPTION The span of apprehension will be affected by the range of peripheral vision. , horizontal peripheral vision. It should be remembered that peripheral vision also has a vertical component.
It has been shown that individuals differ in their ability to track moving objects, particularly when the object is moving at speed. When we track slow-moving objects, we use smooth eye movements. However, when tracking fast-moving objects, we use saccades. Although everyone switches from smooth tracking to saccades as speed increases, some people are not unduly affected by increasing speed while others are. We say that some individuals are velocity resistant, while others are velocity susceptible.
Acquisition and Performance of Sports Skills (Wiley SportText) by Terry McMorris