We’re accepted. Hopefully some useful guidance on the use of action observation together with motor imagery for those who work as applied sport psychologists.Continue reading “AOMI for practitioners”
How to best schedule AO and MI for learning
When using action observation and motor imagery in combination for motor learning purpose, the scheduling of AO and MI is still an open issue. How should we schedule combinations of AO and MI to get the best out of it? And why is this the case?Continue reading “How to best schedule AO and MI for learning”
Cognitive control in expert performance?
Kuo-Ping Wang, a PhD student currently working with the Neurocognition and Action Group at Bielefeld University, is researching on questions related to attention, conscious control and performance, both in experts as well as during learning.Continue reading “Cognitive control in expert performance?”
AO, MI, AO+MI and cognitive performance
How does a combination of motor imagery and action observation (in comparison to motor imagery or action observation alone) affect cognitive performance? And how does this translate into motor performance?Continue reading “AO, MI, AO+MI and cognitive performance”
VR and Mental Training
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”
Children, analogies, and motor learning
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”
Motor imagery during action observation
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”
Special Section on Observational Learning
We’re part of a Special Section on Observational Learning, see here.
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Developmental aspects of imagery
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”
Postdoctoral studies, from cognition to perception
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.
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