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Associate Professor Sean Muller

Associate Professor, Exercise and Sport Science

Exercise & Sport Science

Section/Portfolio:

Exercise & Sport Science

Location:

Mt Helen Campus, Online

Implementing Skill Acquisition Research in High- Performance Sport: Reflecting on the Importance of Autonomy-Support for Successful Collaboration

Perceptual-cognitive-motor skills, such as visual anticipation, are pivotal for superior...

Individual Differences and Transfer of Visual Anticipation in Expert Female Field Hockey Goalkeepers

Validating an inertial measurement unit for cricket fast bowling: a first step in assessing the feasibility of diagnosing back injury risk in cricket fast bowlers during a tele-sport-and-exercise medicine consultation

Individual differences in performance and learning of visual anticipation in expert field hockey goalkeepers

The study of anticipation in truly expert performers can provide insight into how they cope with...

Considerations for Application of Skill Acquisition in Sport: An Example from Tennis

Skill acquisition principles are crucial to prepare athletes for superior performance in sport,...

  • Journals

Interdisciplinary Sport Research Can Better Predict Competition Performance, Identify Individual Differences, and Quantify Task Representation

Sport performance consists of interacting individual, task and environmental constraints, but...

Psycho-perceptual-motor skills are deemed critical to save the penalty corner in international field hockey

In interceptive sports such as field hockey goalkeeping, the psycho-perceptual-motor skill...

Sources of information pick-up for anticipation by skilled cricket batsmen

This study investigated whether skilled West Indian cricket batsmen could use contextual and...

Coach rating combined with small-sided games provides further insight into mental toughness in sport

Literature indicates that mental toughness contributes to successful performance when faced with...

Embedding of psycho-perceptual-motor skills can improve athlete assessment and training programs

Practitioners in a variety of sports seek unique ways to train athletes to better prepare them...

  • Journals

Is sports science answering the call for interdisciplinary research? A systematic review

Sports science research is traditionally monodisciplinary despite calls for an interdisciplinary...

Small-sided games can discriminate perceptual-cognitive-motor capability and predict disposal efficiency in match performance of skilled Australian footballers

This study determined if small-sided games could discriminate perceptual-cognitive-motor skill in...

Visual-perceptual training with acquisition of the observed motor pattern contributes to greater improvement of visual anticipation

This experiment investigated the contribution of visual and additive motor experience to...

Visual-perceptual training with motor practice of the observed movement pattern improves anticipation in emerging expert cricket batsmen

This study addressed the paucity of evidence of whether visual anticipation can be improved in...

Automated vision occlusion-timing instrument for perception–action research

Vision occlusion spectacles are a highly valuable instrument for visual-perception–action...

Corticospinal excitability is modulated by distinct movement patterns during action observation

It is well established that excitability of the primary motor cortex increases during action...

Investigation of Perceptual-Motor Behavior Across the Expert Athlete to Disabled Patient Skill Continuum can Advance Theory and Practical Application

A framework is presented of how theoretical predictions can be tested across the expert athlete...

Is visual–perceptual or motor expertise critical for expert anticipation in sport?

A prominent topic is whether visual or motor expertise makes greater contribution to expert...

Training anticipatory skill in a natural setting of cricket batting through selective visual occlusion: A preliminary investigation

Introduction: Expert cricket batsmen have a superior capability to anticipate ball types from the...

Transfer of expert visual-perceptual-motor skill in sport

The transfer of visual-perceptual-motor skill has received less attention in the literature on...

  • Book Chapters

Use of pitcher game footage to measure visual anticipation and its relationship to baseball batting statistics

Professional baseball batters' (N = 105) visual anticipation of pitch type and location were...

Adaptability of expert visual anticipation in baseball batting

By manipulating stimulus variation in terms of opponent pitcher actions, this study investigated...

Advancements to the Understanding of Expert Visual Anticipation Skill in Striking Sports

Superior performance in striking sports requires anticipation skill because of constraints...

Individual differences in short-term anticipation training for high-speed interceptive skill

Training studies in a variety of domains focus on between-group comparisons. This study...

Discrimination of Visual Anticipation in Skilled Cricket Batsmen

This article outlines a study that sought to discriminate visual anticipation skill between...

The Relationship Between Visual Anticipation and Baseball Batting Game Statistics

Visual anticipation of pitch type in single-A minor league baseball batters (N = 34) was measured...

Does action observation training with immediate physical practice improve hemiparetic upper-limb function in chronic stroke?

Background. The mirror neuron network provides a neural mechanism to prime the motor system...

Does expert perceptual anticipation transfer to a dissimilar domain?

The purpose of this experiment was to extend theoretical understanding of transfer of learning by...

Individual differences in highly skilled visual perceptual-motor striking skill

Expertise studies into visual perceptual-motor skills have mainly focused their investigation...

Methodological considerations for investigating expert interceptive skill in in situ settings

This article discusses some key methodological issues related to conducting complex whole body in...

An expertise approach to training anticipation using temporal occlusion in a natural skill setting

Anticipation skill was trained through temporal occlusion using vision occlusion spectacles. A...

  • Journals

Expertise facilitates the transfer of anticipation skill across domains

It is unclear whether perceptual-motor skill transfer is based upon similarity between the...

Pick-up of early visual information to guide kinetics and kinematics within a group of highly skilled baseball batters

This pilot study integrated sport expertise and biomechanics methodologies within a baseball...

Transfer of expert visual anticipation to a similar domain

The experiment reported in this paper examined the capability of expert and near-expert baseball...

Timing of in situ visual information pick-up that differentiates expert and near-expert anticipation in a complex motor skill

The timing of visual information pick-up for visual anticipation was examined by comparing the...

A model for the transfer of perceptual-motor skill learning in human behaviors

This paper presents a preliminary model that outlines the mechanisms underlying the transfer of...

Expert anticipatory skill in striking sports: A review and a model

Expert performers in striking sports can hit objects moving at high speed with incredible...

Expertise and the spatio-temporal characteristics of anticipatory information pick-up from complex movement patterns

Groups of high- (n = 14), intermediate- (n = 12), and low-skilled (n = 15) cricket batsmen...

An in-situ examination of the timing of information pick-up for interception by cricket batsmen of different skill levels

Objectives: Cricket batting is performed under demanding constraints, which requires rapid and...

The Development of Anticipation: A Cross-Sectional Examination of the Practice Experiences Contributing to Skill in Cricket Batting

The link between the anticipation skills of cricket batsmen and their practice histories was...

The information for interception: an in-situ examination of the timing of the visual information pick-up by cricket batsmen of different skill levels

The purpose of this study was to examine the respective contributions of advance, ball flight,...

Validity and reliability of a simple categorical tool for the assessment of interceptive skill

Validity and reliability of a categorical tool for assessment of quality of bat-ball contact in...

Batting with occluded vision: An in situ examination of the information pick-up and interceptive skills of high- and low-skilled cricket batsmen

The capability of cricket batsmen of different skill levels to pick-up information from the...

How do world-class cricket batsmen anticipate a bowler's intention?

Four experiments are reported that examine the ability of cricket batsmen of different skill...

Skill Learning from an Expertise Perspective: Issues and Implications for Practice and Coaching in Cricket

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