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dc.contributor.advisorHaufler, Amyen_US
dc.contributor.authorHunt, Carlyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-08T06:49:02Z
dc.date.available2011-10-08T06:49:02Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/12118
dc.description.abstractPsychological momentum has been described as an emergent pattern of competitive success. However, the psychomotor processes underlying psychological momentum have not been characterized. Method: In accord, EEG data were recorded during a head-to-head shooting competition to examine the psychomotor processes underlying psychological momentum. Given that expert level performance has been characterized by psychomotor efficiency (see Hatfield & Hillman, 2001), high levels of momentum were hypothesized to be characterized by psychomotor efficiency, as indicated by reduced task-irrelevant cortical processing (i.e., greater high alpha power and lower gamma power in T3) and reduced non-essential neural networking (i.e., lower T3-Fz low-beta coherence) relative to low levels of momentum. Results: In accordance with psychological momentum theory, the high momentum group exhibited greater self-confidence relative to the low momentum group. Contrary to the hypothesis, the high momentum group exhibited reduced high alpha power relative to the low momentum group. Discussion: As the participants were not expert performers, psychological momentum appeared to facilitate cortical dynamics indicative of superior performance given the stage of motor learning.en_US
dc.titleThe neural correlates of psychological momentumen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentKinesiologyen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledKinesiologyen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledNeurosciencesen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledcompetitionen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledEEG spectral poweren_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledmotor performanceen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledpsychological momentumen_US


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