Task aims, quiet eye location and movement parameterization: Indications of a causal mechanism

Klostermann, André; Koedijker, Johannes; Hossner, Ernst-Joachim (2013). Task aims, quiet eye location and movement parameterization: Indications of a causal mechanism. Zeitschrift für Sportpsychologie, 20(2), pp. 59-64. Hogrefe 10.1026/1612-5010/a000094

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Evidence on the so-called Quiet-Eye phenomenon suggests that a long final fixation before movement initiation characterizes superior motor performance, especially in targeting tasks. Taking a cognitive approach to explain this relationship, it is suggested that prolonged Quiet Eye durations might optimize processes of movement parameterization. In the present study this suggestion was further investigated by experimentally manipulating the task aims in a ball-throwing task. Results show that the spatial anchoring of the QE is shifted as a function of the task aim. Furthermore, it is shown that throwing accuracy depends on the spatial an-choring of the QE. Taken together, these results provide further support for a cognitive ex-planation of performance benefits of a longer QE.

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; Koedijker, Johannes and Hossner, Ernst-Joachim

Subjects:

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

ISSN:

1612-5010

Publisher:

Hogrefe

Language:

German

Submitter:

André Klostermann

Date Deposited:

24 Jan 2014 09:28

Last Modified:

20 Jan 2017 15:57

Publisher DOI:

10.1026/1612-5010/a000094

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.39896

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/39896

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