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The optic trajectory is not a lot of use if you want to catch the ball.

Abstract:

According to linear optic trajectory (LOT) theory, fielders use the direction of curvature of theoptic trajectory to control the way they run to intercept the ball. Data presented by D. M. Shaffer and M. K. McBeath (2002) as support for LOT theory show that the optic trajectory of balls that will fall behind the fielder provide the cue that LOT theory predicts would send the fielder running forward, not backward. In this article, the authors show that watching these balls would provide the fi...

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Journal:
Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance
Volume:
28
Issue:
6
Pages:
1499-1501
Publication date:
2002-12-05
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EISSN:
1939-1277
ISSN:
0096-1523
URN:
uuid:8a04b05a-4f2e-423b-966f-b0eb57aef956
Source identifiers:
30713
Local pid:
pubs:30713

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