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Title: Functional MRI reveals expert-novice differences during sport-related anticipation
Authors: Wright, Michael J.
Bishop, Daniel T.
Jackson, Robin C.
Abernethy, Bruce
Keywords: Action
Action observation
Anticipation
Expertise
Functional MRI
Perception
Skill
Sport
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: © Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Citation: WRIGHT, M. ... et al., 2010. Functional MRI reveals expert-novice differences during sport-related anticipation. NeuroReport, DOI: 10.1097/WNR.0b013e328333dff2.
Abstract: We examined the effect of expertise on cortical activation during sports anticipation using functional MRI. In experiment 1, recreational players predicted badminton stroke direction and the pattern of active clusters was consistent with a proposed perception-of-action network. This pattern was not replicated in a stimulus-matched, action-unrelated control task. In experiment 2, players of three different skill levels anticipated stroke direction from clips occluded either 160ms before or 80ms after racquetshuttle contact. Early-occluded sequences produced more activation than late-occluded sequences overall, in most cortical regions of interest, but experts showed an additional enhancement in medial, dorsolateral and ventrolateral frontal cortex. Anticipation in open-skill sports engages cortical areas integral to observing and understanding others’ actions; such activity is enhanced in experts.
Description: Closed access.
Sponsor: The work described in this paper was substantially supported by a grant from the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China Project No. HKU 7400/05H.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1097/WNR.0b013e328333dff2
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/22009
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/WNR.0b013e328333dff2
ISSN: 0959-4965
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences)

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