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When skilled athletes were surveyed about their use of mental imagery, which general types of imagery did they tend to use most often?57.
If a person visually imagines himself or herself performing a skill from the perspective of an observer, the type of mental practice is referred to asTest 3 Page 7
ii.Internal imagery- individual appx the real life situation in such a way that the person actually imagines being inside body and experiencing those sensations which might be expected in actual situation58.In an experiment when all mental practice condition is compared to an all physical practice condition and no practice condition, the typical results show that participants in the all mental practice condition learn the skill 59.The neuromuscular explanation for effectiveness of mental practice ha been supported by research showing60.The terms mental practice and meditation can be used interchangeably61.Research has shown that mental practice is effective as a performance preparation strategy but not as an aid to learning a new motor skill62.When mental practice involves visual imagery, it can take the form of internal or external imagery.
Imagery ability has been shown to