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errors in the perception of direction of the aiming line in golf putting. That is, when addressing the putt most golfers look back and forth between the ball and the hole,
An athlete herself, having won a gold medal on Team USA at the World Games Ultimate Frisbee Championships in 2005, Witt studies spatial perception in athletes and in all people as they perform actions such as walking, running, jumping and throwing.
Visual perception and action in golf putting By W.H. van Lier Download PDF (237 KB)
The action-specific account of spatial perception asserts that a perceiver’s ability to perform an action, such as hitting a softball or walking up a hill, impacts the visual perception of the
Title: Visual perception and action in golf putting: Author: van Lier, W.H. Thesis advisor: Savelsbergh, Geert, van der Kamp, John: Publisher: Movement Behavior
The present study extended recent research revealing that illusions can influence performance in golf putting (Witt, Linkenauger, & Proffitt Psychological Science, 23, 397-399, 2012), by exploring the potential mediating roles of attention and action planning.
Recently, Witt and colleagues explored the impact the perception of target size and a measure of attentional of an illusory visual context on golf-putting performance control related to movement planning in golf putting (the quiet (Witt, Linkenhauger, & Proffitt, 2012).
Putting It Together: Sensation and Perception. Learning Objectives. you saw in the example from Jessica Witt’s research on perception that a person’s perception of the size of a golf hole can impact their performance. developers put a barrier between the left and right visual fields and split the screen in two, so that the image on
Putting is not just about stroke mechanics and technique. Your vision and depth perception play a vital role in seeing slopes on the green, aligning your putterface accurately, and judging distance.