ERIC Number: ED288863
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Nov-9
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Cognition and Expertise in Sport.
Garland, Daniel J.; Barry, John R.
The influence cognitive components have on expertise in sport is receiving a great deal of attention. Recent research indicates that levels of expertise in sport can be differentiated with cognitive components. This suggests that skilled athletes do not necessarily have superior physiological and biomechanical systems, but have the same type of task-specific semantic network suggested for experts in areas requiring cognitive involvement. This paper will review four cognitive dimensions (recall of schematic information, perceptual detection, anticipatory cues, and decision making) that have consistently differentiated levels of expertise in sport. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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