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Visual Cognition in Sport

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We are pleased to announce an online symposium on Visual Cognition in Sport, hosted by the Perception, Attention & Memory Group at NTU. The symposium will be held on Wednesday 22nd June 2022.

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Event details

NTU Psychology will hold an online symposium on Visual Cognition in Sport on Wednesday 22nd June 2022. We would like to invite researchers in this area to join us for a day of talks and discussion. The aim is to discuss current research on Visual Cognition in Sport, and allow researchers and grad students to meet. The day will be fairly informal, with a series of 20-minute presentations and opportunities for discussion. We are particularly keen to involve PhD students to help them build their networks.


Please note that times are provisional and will be confirmed nearer the date. If you would like to give a presentation, email and we’ll make space in the programme. We welcome talks on any aspect of visual cognition in sport.



Kate Roberts &
Andrew Mackenzie



Session 1: Eye movements and tracking

Thomas McGuckian

Visual scanning in Association Football: In-game measurement and relationship with performance

Alejandro Rubio Baranano

Assessing gaze via 3D motion tracking of the visual target in the head’s reference frame: agreement with Tobii Pro 3 wearable eye-tracker

Discussion & break


Session 2: Neuroscience & Physiology

Germano Gallicchio

Electrophysiology as a tool for studying the preparation and control of skilled action

Andrew Mackenzie

Sporting Expertise predicts object tracking performance and this is mediated by Peak Alpha Frequency

Discussion & lunch break


Session 3: Prediction, Anticipation and Decision Making I

Sam Huffman

What Happens Next paradigm discriminates sporting expertise in an equestrian polo-related situation awareness task

Matt Dicks

Examining action-scaling during visual anticipation

Discussion & break


Session 4: Prediction, Anticipation and Decision Making II

Harry Ramsey

Gaining an advantage over your opponent: The role of contextual information in successful deception

Nick Smeeton

Visuo-Auditory Integration in Sports Decision-making: A review of the literature

Discussion & close

Booking information

To register your interest for this symposium, please click on the link above.

The meeting will take place online, on teams. You will be sent joining instructions via email nearer to the time.

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