ERIC Number: ED305339
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Feb
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A Comparison of Perceptual Strategies Utilized by Expert and Novice Performers.
Moore, John O.
This paper reviews the literature comparing the perceptual strategies of expert and novice sport/skill performers in ball sports to specifically identify where differences exist. The following comparisons were made: (1) experts attend to fewer, somewhat different visual cues than beginners; (2) experts exhibit an ability to utilize advanced anticipatory cues and early flight cues during response preparation; (3) experienced players demonstrate earlier anticipatory movements during competition; and (4) there are inconsistencies in the literature regarding the visual search strategies used by experts and novices. It is suggested that the real difference in perceptual strategies between the two groups was not in their physical search patterns but in their respective abilities to critically attend to available environmental information. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Southern District of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (Chattanooga, TN, February, 1989)