Although an increasing interest in vision training for sport performance, whether it may have a transfer to sport-specific skills and whether such transfer could be mediated by cognition remain open issues. To enlighten this point, we tested the effect of 6-weeks sport vision training programmes (requiring generic or volleyball-specific motor actions) in non-sport-specific context compared to a third group performing traditional volleyball training in sport-specific context. Fifty-one female volleyball players were randomly assigned to one of three groups. Before and after training period subjects were tested on accuracy of volleyball-specific skills and cognitive performance (clinical reaction time, executive control, perceptual speed). Accuracy of volleyball-specific skills improved after traditional volleyball training with respect to the vision training groups. Conversely, vision training groups improved cognitive performance (clinical reaction time, executive control and perceptual speed), as compared to traditional volleyball training group. Our results have shown that vision training in non-sport-specific context (both generic or with specific motor actions) improved cognitive performance, but seems to be less effective for improving sport-specific skills. These evidences suggest that environment in which exercises were performed plays a key role to improve perception and action in sport-specific skills, supporting the ecological approach to sport learning.
Perceptual vision training in non-sport-specific context: effect on performance skills and cognition in young females / D. Formenti, M. Duca, A. Trecroci, L. Ansaldi, L. Bonfanti, G. Alberti, P. Iodice. - In: SCIENTIFIC REPORTS. - ISSN 2045-2322. - 9:1(2019 Dec 10), pp. 18671.1-18671.13.
|Titolo:||Perceptual vision training in non-sport-specific context: effect on performance skills and cognition in young females|
FORMENTI, DAMIANO (Primo) (Corresponding)
DUCA, MARCO (Secondo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore M-EDF/02 - Metodi e Didattiche delle Attivita' Sportive|
Settore M-EDF/01 - Metodi e Didattiche delle Attivita' Motorie
Settore M-PSI/02 - Psicobiologia e Psicologia Fisiologica
|Data di pubblicazione:||10-dic-2019|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-55252-1|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|