Effects of internal versus external focus of attention on the learning of a balance task with a secondary visual task

Palomo Nieto, Miriam and Agricola, Adrian and Valtr, Ludvik (2017). Effects of internal versus external focus of attention on the learning of a balance task with a secondary visual task. In: "ISSP 14th World Congress", 10-14 July 2017, Sevilla, España.

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Title: Effects of internal versus external focus of attention on the learning of a balance task with a secondary visual task
Author/s:
  • Palomo Nieto, Miriam
  • Agricola, Adrian
  • Valtr, Ludvik
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: ISSP 14th World Congress
Event Dates: 10-14 July 2017
Event Location: Sevilla, España
Title of Book: Sport Psychology: linking theory to practice
Date: 2017
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Faculty: Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte (INEF) (UPM)
Department: Ciencias Sociales de la Actividad Física, del Deporte y del Ocio
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The constrained action hypothesis (CAH) (Wulf, McNevin & Shea, 2001) has been proposed to explain one of the possible mechanisms that underlie the beneficial effects of external focus (e.g., concentration on intended movement effects or external cues) rather than internal focus (e.g., concentration on body movements) of attention for performance and learning new motor skills. Yet, it has not been accurately investigated if CAH is also valid when attentional load increases in a dual-task paradigm. It has been suggested that the use of a continuous cognitive task allows attention to be withdrawn from the balance task thereby facilitating a more automatic control of posture regardless the effect of attention focus (Polskaia, Richer, Dionne, & Lajoie, 2015). So that, the purpose of the current study was to examine whether the effects of attention focus remains even when attentional load increases.

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Item ID: 51045
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/51045/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:51045
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 16 Nov 2018 12:53
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2018 12:53
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