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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style 2/4/11 Mental Practice 2/4/11 Mental Practice  Mental practice can be effective for learning and relearning motor skills and for preparing to perform motor skills 2/4/11 Mental Practice  Definition: The cognitive rehearsal of a physical skill in the absence of overt physical movements It can take the form of thinking about the cognitive or procedural aspects of a motor skill, or Engaging in visual or kinesthetic imagery of the performance of a skill or part of a skill 2/4/11 The use of imagery  Internal Visual image of performing the task inside his/her body (first person)  External Visual image of watching yourself perform the task as if a spectator (third 2/4/11 Roles of Mental Practice  Research has investigated two distinct roles for mental practice 1. A practice strategy to aid the acquisition of motor skills 2. A means of preparing to perform a well-learned skill 2/4/11...
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This note was uploaded on 02/03/2011 for the course KIN 3502 taught by Professor Porter during the Fall '08 term at LSU.

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