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Using blur for perceptual investigation and training in sport? A clear picture of the evidence and implications for future research

Limballe, A, Kulpa, R and Bennett, SJ Using blur for perceptual investigation and training in sport? A clear picture of the evidence and implications for future research. Frontiers in Psychology. ISSN 1664-1078 (Accepted)

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Abstract

Dynamic, interactive sports require athletes to identify, pick-up and process relevant information in a very limited time, in order to then make an appropriate response. Perceptual-cognitive skills are therefore a key determinant of elite sporting performance. Recently, sport scientists have investigated ways to assess and train perceptual cognitive skills, with one such method involving the use of blurred stimuli. Here, we describe the two main methods used to generate blur (i.e., dioptric and Gaussian) and then review the current findings in a sports context. Overall, it has been shown the use of blur can enhance performance and learning of sporting tasks in novice participants, especially when the blur is applied to peripheral stimuli. However, while intermediate and expert level participants are relatively impervious to the presence of blur, it remains to be determined if they are positive effects on learning. In a final section, we describe some of the methodological issues that limit the application of blur and then discuss the potential use of virtual reality to extend the current research base in sporting contexts.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1701 Psychology, 1702 Cognitive Sciences
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Divisions: Sport & Exercise Sciences
Publisher: Frontiers Media
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2022 10:59
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 11:15
DOI or Identification number: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.752582
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/15980

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