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Author Williams, A. M. (A. Mark), 1965-

Title Visual perception and action in sport / A.M. Williams, K. Davids, and J.G. Williams
Published London ; New York : E & FN Spon, 1999


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 MELB  796.019 Wil/Vpa  AVAILABLE
Description xvii, 441 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Sect. A. Cognition in action. 1. Indirect theories of perception and action: An overview. 2. Attention in sport. 3. The visual system hardware: Sport functional properties. 4. Anticipation and decision-making in sport. 5. Visual search strategy in sport -- Sect. B. Perception and action. 6. Direct perception and action. 7. Information and dynamics: The dynamical systems approach -- Sect. C. Skill acquisition in sport: Cognitive and dynamical systems perspectives. 8. The acquisition of movement coordination. 9. Observational learning in sport
Summary "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."--BOOK JACKET. "The book is divided into three sections: an overview of the dominant traditional model of perception and action (the information processing approach) followed by an exploration of the processes which underpin perception and action; an alternative to the traditional model and examination of the prevailing theoretical frameworks within the ecological approach; and consolidation of the most recent theories of skill acquisition of relevance to the study of perception and action in sport and analysis of their implications for practice."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [381]-425) and index
Subject Sports -- Psychological aspects.
Visual perception.
Author Davids, K. (Keith), 1953-
Williams, J. G. P. (John Garrett Pascoe)
LC no. 98025207
ISBN 041918290X
OTHER TI ProQuest Ebook Central