Université de Fribourg

A psycholinguistic investigation of football players’mental representations of game situations: Does expertise count?

Gygax, Pascal ; Wagner-Egger, Pascal ; Parris, Ben ; Seiler, Roland ; Hauert, Claude-Alain

In order to progress through a competitive sporting event, athletes need to form mental representations of the situations they encounter. In this paper, we present three experiments exploring the mental representations of football players when presented with written material describing football game situations. Experiment 1 assessed off-line processing by having players of different levels...