How do great athletes seem to know what is going to happen next? What information to they use to predict the next serve will be cross court instead of down the line, how does a baseball batter know the next pitch will be a fastball, and how does an NFL quarterback know the defense will blitz? Can these abilities be improved through training? In this episode I explore the topic of anticipation in sports.
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Links to articles discussed:
Anticipation in squash: differences in advance cue utilization between expert and novice players
Can the anticipatory skills of experts be learned by novices?
Anticipation skill in a real-world task: measurement, training, and transfer in tennis
Behavior of college baseball players in a virtual batting task
A model of motor inhibition for a complex skill: baseball batting