It’s in press. An invited chapter on Virtual Reality and Mental Training as part of the book Advancements in Mental Skills Training edited by Maurizio Bertollo, Edson Filho and Peter Terry.Continue reading “VR and Mental Training”
Together with Christopher Meier from the Sports and Education group here in Bielefeld, I’ve been working on the use of analogies in children. In his PhD project, he focused on the question how analogies influence motor learning, especially in skilled athletes (see here).
Looking at both their performance and their representation structures in motor memory, we recently published a study on the impact of analogy and explicit verbal instructions in junior tennis players (see here).Continue reading “Children, analogies, and motor learning”
Combining action observation with motor imagery, in brief doing AOMI, meaning to imagine a motor action whilst observing it, is currently a highly researched topic to which we’ve contributed just recently. Continue reading “Motor imagery during action observation”
We’re part of a Special Section on Observational Learning, see here.
Does mental practice by way of motor imagery training work for children and young adults, both in sports and physical education settings? Continue reading “Developmental aspects of imagery”
Taking a perceptual-cognitive perspective on motor action, I started investigating perceptual variables related to the cognitive ones we’ve been interested in so far.
Some time ago, a student stepped into my office, with thoughts on mental practice for futsal teams in his mind.
Virtual Reality is a great method for psychological research. Continue reading “Postdoctoral studies, from real world to virtual reality”
Working as a postdoc, I became interested in observation and its impact on motor learning and started conducting experiments on observational learning and observational practice. Continue reading “Postdoctoral studies, from imagery to observation”
Being a postdoc is fun. Continue reading “Being a postdoc, #1”