Just like Mozart

I am well aware that the last two blog entries (Choice Reaction, Part 7 and Part 8) might have stressed some readers. On the one hand, the rather complicated thinking and unfamiliar presentation might have initially left you puzzled. On the other hand, I hope that the possibilities are now clear. Good internal thought-processing, based […]

The post was published 30. May 2014 related to the category Miscellaneous.

Choice Reaction, Part 8

In contrast to the example in the blog entry Choice Reactions, Part 7 the following example revolves around missing/ fast patterns and some special approaches to compensate for these circumstances. A new analysis tool is used for these observations. I will make deductions about and explain this approach in detail in later blog entries. The […]

The post was published 23. May 2014 related to the category Miscellaneous and tagged with , .

Choice Reaction, Part 7

The previous examples just scratched the surface. An in-depth analysis includes much more than just visible patterns to avoid, reduce or optimize choice reactions times. Visible patterns are just one source of information. For example, rules in sport allow further conclusions. An analysis of mechanics and dynamics or background information on certain effects in motor […]

The post was published 16. May 2014 related to the category Miscellaneous and tagged with , .

Choice Reaction, Part 6

In general, choice reactions have the highest response times, but the subject is much more complex. Schmidt and Lee [1] present various counter-examples. It becomes apparent that each individual and his own training history will affect the response times, and that only tests in particular situations will clarify the discussed differences. A special study [2], […]

The post was published 9. May 2014 related to the category Miscellaneous and tagged with .

Choice Reaction, Part 5

The blog entry Choice Reactions, Part 4 presented an approach with a search for an early pattern which was used to avoid a late differentiation. The late differentiation was responsible for a long response time, which in turn led to a failure to cope with an attack. It is important that this approach has to […]

The post was published 2. May 2014 related to the category Miscellaneous and tagged with , .

Choice Reaction, Part 4

The foregoing diagram and the theory about availability of information from the blog entry Choice Reaction Time, Part 1 opens another interesting approach to cut choice reaction times. You should look for patterns, which summarize alternatives instead of too specific things. Patterns that exclude as many alternatives as possible are preferable to those that deal […]

The post was published 25. April 2014 related to the category Miscellaneous and tagged with , , .

Choice Reaction, Part 3

The following robot wins every game. He has a high speed camera to look at his opponent’s movements. His tree diagram has the same patterns and the reaction chain has all elements of a choice reaction. The difference lies in the speed of his pattern recognition and the movement execution.   “Rock, Paper, Scissor” robot […]

The post was published 18. April 2014 related to the category Miscellaneous and tagged with , .

Choice Reaction, Part 2

The blog entry Choice Reactions, Part 1 was very theoretical, so now some examples. The game “Rock, Paper, Scissor” is a typical example of a choice reaction. If you are not familiar with the rules, please take a look at this article or this video. First, try to find a relevant pattern and put it […]

The post was published 11. April 2014 related to the category Miscellaneous and tagged with , .

Choice Reaction, Part 1

Choice reaction times are a very special subject. One can find many comparisons of studies and background information at Schmidt and Lee [1]. There is a tendency towards rising reaction times due to an increasing number of choices. A direct linear relationship doesn’t seem to exist. The relationship seems to be rather an increase with […]

The post was published 4. April 2014 related to the category Miscellaneous and tagged with , , .

Application of Patterns and Traits, Part 2

The blog entry “Application of Patterns and Traits, Part 1” brought patterns and causal relationships into focus. This example will further bring out the necessity for the causal relationship between patterns and the following movements. In the movie “The Pink Panther Strikes Again” [1], Inspector Clouseau, alias Peter Sellers, allows his servant Cato to surprise […]

The post was published 28. March 2014 related to the category Miscellaneous and tagged with , , .

Application of Patterns and Traits, Part 1

If you practice martial arts long enough, you will know the disadvantages of long lunge movements. I will discuss these things in future blog entries in detail. Thus, the following example from the movie “Watch Out, We’re Mad!” [1] only gives a little introduction. Please concentrate on the movements which, due to their early initiation, […]

The post was published 21. March 2014 related to the category Miscellaneous and tagged with , .

Definition Patterns and Traits

There are different definitions for traits and patterns, depending on the fields (motor control, psychology, …). For this blog, it should not be too complex. A simple definition suffices, which might be adjusted later. There are also other words used for these relationships like clue, lead, indication, cue, etc. Patterns and traits can be used […]

The post was published 21. March 2014 related to the category Miscellaneous and tagged with , .

Reactions and Patterns

Every fight consists of a special combination of boundary conditions (goals, rules, etc.). Martial arts are forced to find suitable patterns that allow an evaluation, even though each situation looks different to outsiders. These patterns range from very simple traits, like wrist rotation or posture change, to very complex patterns like movement of the upper […]

The post was published 14. March 2014 related to the category Miscellaneous and tagged with , , .

Comment on Choice Reaction Times

The previous example from the movie After the Rain [1] has shown that the unambiguous assignment of reaction types is only partly possible. If you want to give a student an understanding of these relations, you should focus on the individual components of the reaction chain.     Usually, students look at movements as choice […]

The post was published 7. March 2014 related to the category Miscellaneous and tagged with , , .

Examples for Various Types of Reactions

A short scene from “After the rain” [2] can act an example for all previous types of reactions. Depending on how one arranges things, you can end up with different types of reactions. If the response selection has to be done in a very short time, then you can classify it as a part of […]

The post was published 28. February 2014 related to the category Miscellaneous and tagged with .