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Title: Neural bases for anticipation skill in soccer: an fMRI study
Authors: Bishop, Daniel T.
Wright, Michael J.
Jackson, Robin C.
Abernethy, Bruce
Keywords: Football
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: © Human Kinetics
Citation: BISHOP. D.T. ... et al., 2013. Neural bases for anticipation skill in soccer: an fMRI study. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 35 (1), pp.98-109.
Abstract: The aim of this study was to examine the neural bases for perceptual-cognitive superiority in a soccer anticipation task using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Thirty-nine participants lay in an MRI scanner while performing a video-based task in which they predicted an oncoming opponent’s movements. Video clips were occluded at four time points, and participants were grouped according to in-task performance. Early occlusion reduced prediction accuracy significantly for all participants, as did the opponent’s execution of a deceptive maneuver; however, high-skill participants were significantly more accurate than their low-skill counterparts under deceptive conditions. This perceptual-cognitive superiority was associated with greater activation of cortical and subcortical structures involved in executive function and oculomotor control. The contributions of the present findings to an existing neural model of anticipation in sport are highlighted.
Description: Closed access.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/22000
Publisher Link: http://journals.humankinetics.com/jsep-back-issues/jsep-volume-35-issue-1-february/neural-bases-for-anticipation-skill-in-soccer-an-fmri-study
ISSN: 0895-2779
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences)

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