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Cuadernos de Psicología del Deporte

On-line version ISSN 1989-5879Print version ISSN 1578-8423


SAEZ-GALLEGO, Nieves María; VILA-MALDONADO, Sara; ABELLAN HERNANDEZ, Jorge  and  CONTRERAS JORDAN, Onofre Ricardo. Analysis of the visual search behaviour and decision making skill in blocking action in volleyball. CPD [online]. 2013, vol.13, n.2, pp.31-44. ISSN 1989-5879.

The present paper studies the visual behavior and decision making of volleyball players in a blocking task, across two different types of setting: in backup and in jump. 7 volleyball players (M=25,14 ± 3,98 years) who plays in absolute federate category took part in this study. They are divided into two experimental groups in base of their performance in a decision making test. An eye tracker (Mobile Eye from ASL laboratory) was used for analyzed the gaze behavior of the volleyball players. Results reveal that successful players have a more visual search rate; also the ball-wrist fixation is the most repeated fixation, used in order to extract information for make the right decision, especially in jump setting.

Keywords : visual behavior; decision making; volleyball; blocking action.

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