Soufien Chikh and Amina Chabchoub
Research Laboratory: Education, Motricité, Sport et Santé (EM2S), LR19JS01. High Institute of Sport and Physical Education of Sfax, University of Sfax, Tunisia
Chikh, S., Chabchoub, A. (2023). Effect of presentation order and misinformation on anticipation skills in expert soccer players. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 54(4), 319-333. doi:10.7352/IJSP.2023.54.319
The aim of this work is to study the effect of order of presentation and misinformation on aniticipation skills in soccer. Forty expert soccer players participated in the study. A total of 105 videos were presented for the first experiment (effect of order presentation), while 45 videos were used for the second experiment (effect of misinformation). After the stimulus disappears, the participant is asked to anticipate as quickly as possible by pressing a button. The order of presentation and misinformation showed an overall effect on response accuracy, response time and response efficiency (p < 0.0001). Despite the expertise of the soccer players, it does not present an advantage during the anticipation. The manipulation of the unexpected situational probability is sufficient to degrade the anticipation performance. This manipulation could have influenced the strategy used by the brain in calculating the probabilities of the events and/or the neural model of anticipation in sport.
Keywords: Cognition, Anticipation, Order of presentation, Misinforma- tion, Temporal occlusion