Final fixations, motor performance and an inhibition hypothesis. Mechanisms of the "quiet eye"

Klostermann, André (2013). Final fixations, motor performance and an inhibition hypothesis. Mechanisms of the "quiet eye". Sportwissenschaft, 2013(10), pp. 1-11. Springer 10.1007/s12662-013-0313-9

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Over recent years, it has repeatedly been demonstrated that a longer final fixation (the so-called Quiet Eye) is beneficial for motor performance. Although this phenomenon has been broadly studied, a satisfying explanation is still lacking. Discussing explanations for the Quiet-Eye benefit, it becomes apparent that contributions from both, cognitive and ecological frameworks, still exhibit conceptual and methodological problems. Therefore, (for a start, for precision tasks) an inhibition mechanism is proposed with the central assumption that the Quiet Eye shields the processing of performance-relevant cues from interferences. The proposed mechanism proves to be compatible with the current state of research and allows for the deduction of novel predictions.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Sport Science (ISPW)
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Sport Science (ISPW) > Sport Science IV

UniBE Contributor:

Klostermann, André

Subjects:

700 Arts > 790 Sports, games & entertainment
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0342-2380

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

German

Submitter:

André Klostermann

Date Deposited:

07 Feb 2014 09:58

Last Modified:

26 Dec 2014 05:56

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s12662-013-0313-9

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Blickbewegung, Quiet Eye, Inhibitionshypothese, Funktionale Perspektive, Präzisionsaufgaben, Gaze behavior, Quiet eye, Inhibition hypothesis, Functional perspective, Precision tasks

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.39894

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/39894

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