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date: 19 February 2020

imagery 

Source:
A Dictionary of Sports Studies
Author(s):

Alan Tomlinson

The process of recreating an experience in the mind, often as an element of mental practice or mental preparation. Imagery uses all the senses and is a form of simulation that recalls from memory pieces of information to create an image of a sports skill or setting, such as how a golf swing should be played. Imagery can enhance the learning and performance of motor skills although the explanation of its effectiveness is still subject to a number of theoretical positions. Individuals differ in their imaging ability and sports psychologists have developed programmes to improve the controllability and vividness of the images seen.... ...

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