Athletes in the Zone May See the World Differently

Want to know why Tiger Woods is so good at golf? It may be because when his game is on, he sees the hole as bigger than it really is. At least that's one implication in a study of how perception affects performance -- or possibly the other way around, how performance affects perception. Jessica Witt, a research psychologist at Purdue University and a world-class athlete herself, is the lead author of a report on the research in the current issue of Psychonomic Bulletin and Review. Conventional...Full Story
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