Visual reaction time and visual anticipation time between athletes and non-athletes

Yau Meng Kuan, Nurul Atikah Zuhairi, Faudziah Abd Manan, Victor Feizal Knight, Rokiah Omar

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Abstract

An experimental investigation was conducted to explore visual reaction time and visual anticipation time between athletes and non-athletes. These visual perceptual skills form the base for cognitive processes required by the brain to respond instantaneously to a stimulus. A total of 228 adolescents, equally distributed between athletes and non-athletes, aged 13 to 16 years (mean age 14.69 ± 0.99 years) were examined. The visual reaction time and visual anticipation time were measured using a Lafayette Reaction Timer (Model 63035) and Bassin Anticipation Timer (Model 35575) respectively. The visual reaction time results revealed that athletes have faster reaction time scores as compared to non-athletes, whereas with visual anticipation time, athletes had fewer errors and a higher consistency compared to non-athletes. There was, however, no interaction between gender and sports participation noted for both these visual perceptual skills. These research findings indicate that gender was not an obstacle in sports participation, therefore not limiting the potential to excel in sports performance. Knowledge gained from these research findings will benefit the sports industry, specifically in athletic and sports training as well as provide a basis for the identification of an individual's potential in their sports.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-141
Number of pages7
JournalMalaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine
Volume2018
Issue numberSpecialissue1
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2018

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Keywords

  • Athletes
  • Non-athletes
  • Sports
  • Visual anticipation time
  • Visual reaction time

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Kuan, Y. M., Zuhairi, N. A., Manan, F. A., Knight, V. F., & Omar, R. (2018). Visual reaction time and visual anticipation time between athletes and non-athletes. Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, 2018(Specialissue1), 135-141.

Visual reaction time and visual anticipation time between athletes and non-athletes. / Kuan, Yau Meng; Zuhairi, Nurul Atikah; Manan, Faudziah Abd; Knight, Victor Feizal; Omar, Rokiah.

In: Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, Vol. 2018, No. Specialissue1, 31.03.2018, p. 135-141.

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Kuan, YM, Zuhairi, NA, Manan, FA, Knight, VF & Omar, R 2018, 'Visual reaction time and visual anticipation time between athletes and non-athletes', Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, vol. 2018, no. Specialissue1, pp. 135-141.
Kuan, Yau Meng ; Zuhairi, Nurul Atikah ; Manan, Faudziah Abd ; Knight, Victor Feizal ; Omar, Rokiah. / Visual reaction time and visual anticipation time between athletes and non-athletes. In: Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine. 2018 ; Vol. 2018, No. Specialissue1. pp. 135-141.
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