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The effect of manipulating context-specific information on perceptual–cognitive processes during a simulated anticipation task

The effect of manipulating context-specific information on perceptual–cognitive processes during a simulated anticipation task

McRobert, Allistair P., Ward, Paul, Eccles, David W. and Williams, A. Mark (2011) The effect of manipulating context-specific information on perceptual–cognitive processes during a simulated anticipation task. British Journal of Psychology, 102 (3). pp. 519-534. ISSN 0007-1269 (Print), 2044-8295 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1111/j.2044-8295.2010.02013.x)

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Abstract

We manipulated contextual information in order to examine the perceptual–cognitive processes that support anticipation using a simulated cricket-batting task. Skilled (N = 10) and less skilled (N = 10) cricket batters responded to video simulations of opponents bowling a cricket ball under high and low contextual information conditions. Skilled batters were more accurate, demonstrated more effective search behaviours, and provided more detailed verbal reports of thinking. Moreover, when they viewed their opponent multiple times (high context), they reduced their mean fixation time. All batters improved performance and altered thought processes when in the high context, compared to when they responded to their opponent without previously seeing them bowl (low context). Findings illustrate how context influences performance and the search for relevant information when engaging in a dynamic, time-constrained task.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] Article first published online: 8 MAR 2011. Issue published online: 13 JUL 2011. Published in British Journal of Psychology, Volume 102, Issue 3, August 2011. [2] This journal is produced on behalf of The British Psychological Society.
Uncontrolled Keywords: manipulating context-specific information, perceptual–cognitive processes, simulated anticipation task, cricket batting
Subjects: Q Science > QM Human anatomy
Q Science > QP Physiology
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Science
School of Science > Centre for Sports Sciences & Human Performance
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/9535

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