ERIC Number: ED205503
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
What Research Says About: Visual Attributes and Skilled Motor Performance.
Isaacs, Larry D.
Dynamic visual acuity (DVA) is defined as the performer's ability to visually discriminate parts of an object when there is relative motion between the target and the performer. According to research findings, this visual attribute may play a key role in motor-task performance. Researchers have found a significant relationship between DVA and performance on a ball catching task. Other factors contributing to skilled motor performance are depth perception and peripheral vision. It has been found that skilled athletes possess a more efficient visual system than nonathletes. Information obtained from visual screening may help teachers and coaches identify causes of poor motor performance, and, once the causes of poor performance have been identified, corrective measures may be taken. Because of the heavy demands placed on the visual systems of athletes, visual screening should have a greater role in predicting future performance, providing better individualized instruction, and finding better means of correcting faulty performance. (JD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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