Event-related potentials, reaction time, and response selection of skilled and less-skilled cricket batsmen

Taliep, Mogammad Sharhidd, St Clair Gibson, Alan, Gray, Janine, van der Merwe, Linda, Vaughan, Christopher, Noakes, Timothy, Kellaway, Lauriston and John, Lester (2008) Event-related potentials, reaction time, and response selection of skilled and less-skilled cricket batsmen. Perception, 37 (1). pp. 96-105. ISSN 0301-0066

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The differences in P300 latency, P300 amplitude, response selection, and reaction time between skilled and less-skilled cricket batsmen have been investigated. Eight skilled and ten less-skilled right-handed batsmen each viewed 100 in-swing, 100 out-swing, and 40 slower deliveries displayed in random sequence from projected video footage whilst their responses and electroencephalograms were recorded. Logistic regression was used to derive a discriminative function for the P300 data. This was done to determine whether the skilled batsmen differed from the less-skilled batsmen on the basis of pooled P300 amplitude and latency data. All the batsmen were correctly characterised as being skilled or less-skilled. Logistic regression equations with reaction time and correctness of response data indicated that behavioural data do not correctly classify skilled performance. It is suggested that skilled cricket batsmen have a superior perceptual decision-making ability compared with less-skilled cricket batsmen, as measured by P300 latency and amplitude. This appears to be the first study showing a link between skill and cerebral cortical activity during a perceptual cricket batting task and it could pave the way for future studies on mental processing in cricket batsmen.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C600 Sports Science
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2012 13:18
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 15:26
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4477

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