Capturing motion for enhancing performance: an embodied cognition perspective on sports and the performing arts

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In today’s competitive societies, performing well is one of the most essential elements of success. Winning or losing is often a reflection of one’s performance, and performing well can be particularly challenging in high-pressure situations. Such situations are stressful because the stakes are high and there may be a lot to lose, say, a client, a job, a lover, or a sports competition. Performing well under pressure leads to winning: Delivering an excellent presentation wins the client over; staying calm when answering a recruiter’s questions wins the job; showing one’s best possible side wins the heart of another; and playing the best tennis wins the final.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPerformance Psychology : Perception, Action, Cognition, and Emotion
EditorsMarkus Raab, Babett Lobinger, Sven Hoffmann, Alexandra Pizzera, Sylvain Laborde
Number of pages12
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherAcademic Press Inc.
Publication date2016
Pages223-234
ISBN (Print)978-0-12-803377-7
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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