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Effortless AttentionA New Perspective in the Cognitive Science of Attention and Action$
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Brian Bruya

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780262013840

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262013840.001.0001

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Effortless Motor Learning?: An External Focus of Attention Enhances Movement Effectiveness and Efficiency

Effortless Motor Learning?: An External Focus of Attention Enhances Movement Effectiveness and Efficiency

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(p.75) 3 Effortless Motor Learning?: An External Focus of Attention Enhances Movement Effectiveness and Efficiency
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Effortless Attention
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Gabriele Wulf

Rebecca Lewthwaite

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262013840.003.0004

This chapter focuses on the effect of external attention resources on effortless movements of individuals and concerned importance in enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of such movements. It examines the findings of studies related to investigations on the effects of different attentional resources on the effectiveness and efficiency of movements. Evidence from the studies reveals that a greater focus on the effects of movements enhances the performance of effortless movement compared with more focus on the movement itself. Some other studies investigating the role of external attention in a variety of sports also reveal that more focus on external sources of movements enhances the results of such efforts.

Keywords:   effortless movements, attentional resources, external attention, sporting events, external sources

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