Event Title

Team Athletes Outperform Solo Athletes In Multiple-Object Tracking

Faculty Advisor

Samuel Day

Start Date

25-4-2017 4:00 PM

End Date

25-4-2017 5:00 PM

Description

Previous work has examined the influence of naturalistic practice, for example, regular video gamers and professional athletes, on general perceptual and cognitive performance. However, there has been little or no research exploring how this may vary with low-level differences in the kind of activity practiced. In our study, we find that students who have participated in team sports (where multiple individuals must be attended simultaneously) significantly outperform athletes of solo or one-on-one sports on a multiple-object tracking task.

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Team Athletes Outperform Solo Athletes In Multiple-Object Tracking

Previous work has examined the influence of naturalistic practice, for example, regular video gamers and professional athletes, on general perceptual and cognitive performance. However, there has been little or no research exploring how this may vary with low-level differences in the kind of activity practiced. In our study, we find that students who have participated in team sports (where multiple individuals must be attended simultaneously) significantly outperform athletes of solo or one-on-one sports on a multiple-object tracking task.