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).
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Our RIO-Symposium on Motor Imagery during Action Observation was one of the first symposia of this year‘s FEPSAC Congress at the University of Münster in Germany. Continue reading “Thanks FEPSAC 2019”
How can we use imagery for physical education such that it adds to motor learning, and such that it can be implemented straightforward in a physical education class?
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Is Virtual Reality the panacea it first seems? Continue reading “VR and Motor Learning”
Currently, we’re investigating new types of AOMI training in Virtual Reality. Data collection is ongoing and we hope to present our data at next year’s FEPSAC conference in Münster, Germany. More soon.
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”
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”
Together with Dr. Andrea Menze-Sonneck, I realized a study in a physical education setting, with imagery tailored to the needs of a physical education class. Continue reading “Imagery in physical education”