Object rotation effects on the timing of a hitting action

SCOTT, M A, VAN DER KAMP, J, SAVELSBERGH, G J, OUDEJANS, R R and DAVIDS, K (2004). Object rotation effects on the timing of a hitting action. Research quarterly for exercise and sport, 75 (2), 130-137.

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    We investigated how perturbing optical information affects the guidance of an unfolding hitting action. Using monocular and binocular vision, six participants were required to hit a rectangular foam object, released from two different heights, under four different approach conditions, two with object rotation (to perturb the viewed surface area) and two without. Participants made more misses under monocular conditions, and the presence of rotation had a significant effect on the duration between the arm's peak velocity and its contact with the object. We conclude that binocular information contributes to the timing of interceptive tasks. In addition, the guidance of interceptive actions does not appear to be based solely on object, expansion information picked up from the viewed surface area.

    Item Type: Article
    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Centre for Sports Engineering Research
    Page Range: 130-137
    Depositing User: Carole Harris
    Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2011 10:38
    Last Modified: 19 Mar 2021 00:31
    URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3306

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