Motion by nearby players biases perception but not action in judgments of baseball destination

Crystal D. Oberle, Nicki K. Hollums, Michael McBeath, Donovan P. Terry

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Abstract

In this research, the influence of irrelevant reference frames on estimates of ball destination was examined. In 3 experiments, confederate base runners and fielders served as distractor stimuli while balls were rolled from home plate to random locations along a barrier hidden under an elevated tarp between first and second base. Stationary participants estimated the position that the ball would exit from under the tarp if there were no barrier, whereas running participants ran along the back edge of the barrier and touched the top of the tarp above where they believed the ball would exit. Estimates of ball destination were significantly biased in the direction opposite to the confederates' motion for stationary participants, but were accurate for running participants. These findings are consistent with other perception-action dissociations, and show that relative motion effects can occur in a naturalistic setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)585-606
Number of pages22
JournalPerceptual and Motor Skills
Volume103
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2006

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Motion by nearby players biases perception but not action in judgments of baseball destination. / Oberle, Crystal D.; Hollums, Nicki K.; McBeath, Michael; Terry, Donovan P.

In: Perceptual and Motor Skills, Vol. 103, No. 2, 10.2006, p. 585-606.

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Oberle, Crystal D. ; Hollums, Nicki K. ; McBeath, Michael ; Terry, Donovan P. / Motion by nearby players biases perception but not action in judgments of baseball destination. In: Perceptual and Motor Skills. 2006 ; Vol. 103, No. 2. pp. 585-606.
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