Discover how to improve your mental game - the next frontier in sports training - to become the Playmaker on the court, rink, or field. Coaches search for it. Parents dream of it. Fans love it. Athletes want it. The Playmaker on any sports team possesses it: an elusive, intangible quality combining anticipation, perception, and decision-making skills. This quality raises their game above the competition and allows them to pass when no one else can, anticipate the movement of opponents, and avoid costly mental mistakes, thus holding the team together. Using today's technology and tools, it is now possible to understand, assess, and train this sixth sense rather than just hope it magically appears. Now, for the first time, cognitive science research is revealing the secrets of the Playmaker's keen sense of awareness. Just as tests of speed, strength, and agility have provided a baseline of physiological biomarkers, youth sports coaches can now capture cognitive metrics including attention, pattern recognition, anticipation, and the ability to take quick, decisive action during the chaos of competition. The Playmaker's Advantage is a groundbreaking book that will educate developing athletes, along with their parents and coaches, about this essential creative capability in an accessible, easy to understand method. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fred Sanders. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/008803/bk_sans_008803_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There are ongoing efforts to build machines that behave with human-type intelligence in their sense-decide-act routines. Decision making in machines, integrated into the continuous interaction with its environment, is regarded as a process of choosing (from multiple alternatives) the controlling behavior. This book discusses a cognitively inspired decision making mechanisms (action selection, automatization, non-routine problem solving) that selects the next action with different levels of awareness: automatized skills, consciously mediated routine decisions, and consciously deliberated non-routine decisions, as well as the role of expectation/anticipation in facilitating intelligent behavior. The major challenge in any system is in building the whole out of the parts. This book contributes towards a general intelligence system, which integrates the decision making and other cognitive modules including perception, memory, attention, and consciousness. This integrative approach should be especially useful for researchers and professionals in AI, Robotics, Cognitive Science, and neuroscience fields, or anyone else who may be interested in general intelligence architectures.
The research presented in this book demonstrates that in the management of risks arising from the development of complex socio-technical systems there are four contingent organisational states: high reliability, normal accidents, low reliability, and Murphy's law. This research has shown that negentropy and redundancy are the forces that seek to achieve effective organisational behaviour and lead to a more steady predictable high reliability state of algorithmic organisational stability. However, such stability is contingent upon limiting, as far as possible, environmental disturbances. If systemic overload and instability increase significantly during decision toward implementation, high reliability may not eventuate and a crisis may unfold. Redundancy and anticipation are important in order to achieve effective and/or efficient operations with rational decision-making and negative feedback control loops. However, resilience may be more important when decision- making is non-rational, lead times are less than lag times and where economy or equity and positive feedback loops provide a more appropriate fit with the environment.
The soccer player has to have the ability to read the opponents' intentions and perform the correct technique to achieve the main purposes of the game. Nowadays, it is consensual that many elements of the perceptual-cognitive skills, decision-making and motor skill execution support and influence the superior sport performance. This book which is based on a research study aimed to review the perceptual-cognitive skills underpinning the superior performance in soccer, to develop simulated representative attacking sequences for research on perceptual-cognitive skill in soccer, to examine the effects of prolonged intermittent exercise on the perceptual and cognitive processes underpinning anticipation in soccer players with different competitive levels, and to study the contribution of perceptual and cognitive processes in anticipation performance of soccer players under low- and high-intensity exercise demands. This book will be specially useful to coaches, and to sport researches, specially in soccer.