publication . Other literature type . Article . 2009

Pay attention! A review of visual attentional expertise in sport

Daniel Memmert;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2009
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
Abstract
The objective of this paper is to review current literature on visual attentional processes in the area of sport expertise. Based on recent findings in neuroscience, attention can be divided into four distinct sub-processes, all of which differ across individuals to varying extents: orienting attention, selective attention, divided attention, and sustained attention. These four sub-processes serve as a heuristic tool to categorize the presented studies. Then, a critical assessment of the merits and limitations of the discussed studies is provided. Following that, conceptual and methodological issues in the field of attention and sport will be discussed. Finally,...
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free text keywords: Applied Psychology
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