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Colloquium "Influence of prior information on the perception of ball position in tennis serve"

  • Startdatum 04-07-2017
  • Einddatum 04-07-2017
  • Tijd 16.00 - 17.00 hrs
  • Locatie Vrije Universiteit, MF building, Van der Boechorststraat 7, room MF G613
  • Titel Influence of prior information on the perception of ball position in tennis serve: Testing Bayesian Decision Theory
  • Spreker Martina Navarro
  • Onderdeel Faculteit der Gedrags- en Bewegingswetenschappen
  • Categorie Bewegingswetenschappen
  • Evenementtype Lezing

During this talk I’ll present a series of two studies run at the Sensorio-Motor Lab at the Faculty of Sport Science, University of Bern, which had just set up a new laboratory that integrates eye tracking and kinematic system in a 3D Cave Virtual Reality System. This sequence of studies aimed to investigate the influence of prior information on decision making in sports based on Bayesian Decision Making Theory. The Bayesian decision theory described optimal behaviour as a result of prior beliefs combined to available information characterized by uncertainty (or not). Adopting the serve in Tennis as paradigm, we tested this hypothesis by manipulating the distribution of the serve in the court (i.e. serves oriented more to the left or to the right part of the court) and by manipulating the motor response (i.e. acting as a line judge indicating ball in or out or performing the serve return as a player).

About Martina Navarro
Martina Navarro is a Lecturer at the Department of Sport and Exercise Science, at the Faculty of Science at the University of Portsmouth in England. She holds a bachelor degree in Sport Science from the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil and a PhD in Human Physiology (focus on Neuroscience) from USP with an exchange period at the Faculty of Human Movement Science, VU Amsterdam supervised by Professors Savelsbergh and Van der Kamp. From aug/2016-july/2017, Martina was a postdoctoral fellow and part-time lecturer at the Faculty of Sport Science at the University of Bern supervised by Prof. Ernst Hossner.

This colloquium is organized by the department of Human Movement Sciences in collaboration with the research institute Amsterdam Movement Sciences.

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