The Use of Timing Control Strategies to Overcome Severe Time Constraints during Rapid Interception

Tetsuya Ijiri, Masahiro Shinya, Kohtaroh Hagio, Kimitaka Nakazawa

Abstract

We investigated the mechanisms underlying timing of rapid interceptive actions under severe time constraints, such as those required in baseball, cricket, and tennis. To compensate for the temporal uncertainty of a moving target, participants were required to control their movement onset and/or duration. In Experiment 1, we tested how movement onset and/or duration are controlled under severe time constraints in a rapid baseball-simulation interceptive task. We found two distinct control strategies that modulated task performance. We also found that corrections to ongoing movements occurred more rapidly than had previously been reported. In Experiment 2, we used startling acoustic stimulation to investigate the detailed mechanisms underlying decisions about the timing of movement onset. Our findings indicate that the timing of movement onset is modified continuously via a subcortical motor circuit. Overall, our findings indicate that rapid movement decisions rely on a hybrid of feedforward and feedback control, allowing for the circumvention of severe time constraints during rapid interceptive actions.

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Ijiri T., Shinya M., Hagio K. and Nakazawa K. (2013). The Use of Timing Control Strategies to Overcome Severe Time Constraints during Rapid Interception . In Proceedings of the International Congress on Sports Science Research and Technology Support - Volume 1: icSPORTS, ISBN 978-989-8565-79-2, pages 5-12. DOI: 10.5220/0004614100050012


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@conference{icsports13,
author={Tetsuya Ijiri and Masahiro Shinya and Kohtaroh Hagio and Kimitaka Nakazawa},
title={The Use of Timing Control Strategies to Overcome Severe Time Constraints during Rapid Interception},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Congress on Sports Science Research and Technology Support - Volume 1: icSPORTS,},
year={2013},
pages={5-12},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004614100050012},
isbn={978-989-8565-79-2},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Congress on Sports Science Research and Technology Support - Volume 1: icSPORTS,
TI - The Use of Timing Control Strategies to Overcome Severe Time Constraints during Rapid Interception
SN - 978-989-8565-79-2
AU - Ijiri T.
AU - Shinya M.
AU - Hagio K.
AU - Nakazawa K.
PY - 2013
SP - 5
EP - 12
DO - 10.5220/0004614100050012