Gabriele Wulf

Summary

Affiliation: University of Nevada
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Attentional focus effects in balance acrobats
    Gabriele Wulf
    Department of Kinesiology, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vergas, NV 89154 3034, USA
    Res Q Exerc Sport 79:319-25. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Normative feedback effects on learning a timing task
    Gabriele Wulf
    Department of Kinesiology, University of Nevada Las Vegas, 89154 3034, USA
    Res Q Exerc Sport 81:425-31. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Altering mindset can enhance motor learning in older adults
    Gabriele Wulf
    Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV 89154 3034, USA
    Psychol Aging 27:14-21. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Attentional focus effects as a function of task difficulty
    Gabriele Wulf
    Department of Kinesiology at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, 89154 3034, USA
    Res Q Exerc Sport 78:257-64. 2007
  5. doi request reprint External focus instructions reduce postural instability in individuals with Parkinson disease
    Gabriele Wulf
    Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV 89154 3034, USA
    Phys Ther 89:162-8. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Increased jump height with an external focus due to enhanced lower extremity joint kinetics
    Gabriele Wulf
    Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV 89154 3034, USA
    J Mot Behav 41:401-9. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Motor skill learning and performance: a review of influential factors
    Gabriele Wulf
    Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada 89154 3034, USA
    Med Educ 44:75-84. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Increased jump height and reduced EMG activity with an external focus
    Gabriele Wulf
    Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences, University of Nevada, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154 3034, USA
    Hum Mov Sci 29:440-8. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint An external focus of attention enhances golf shot accuracy in beginners and experts
    Gabriele Wulf
    Department of Kinesiology, University of Nevada Las Vegas, 89154 3034, USA
    Res Q Exerc Sport 78:384-9. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Conceptions of ability affect motor learning
    Gabriele Wulf
    Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV 89154 3034, USA
    J Mot Behav 41:461-7. 2009

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  1. ncbi request reprint Attentional focus effects in balance acrobats
    Gabriele Wulf
    Department of Kinesiology, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vergas, NV 89154 3034, USA
    Res Q Exerc Sport 79:319-25. 2008
    ..The findings are discussed in terms of action control levels and possible changes in the optimal attentional focus with the performer's level of expertise...
  2. ncbi request reprint Normative feedback effects on learning a timing task
    Gabriele Wulf
    Department of Kinesiology, University of Nevada Las Vegas, 89154 3034, USA
    Res Q Exerc Sport 81:425-31. 2010
    ..These findings add to the mounting evidence that motivational factors affect motor skill learning...
  3. doi request reprint Altering mindset can enhance motor learning in older adults
    Gabriele Wulf
    Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV 89154 3034, USA
    Psychol Aging 27:14-21. 2012
    ..These results demonstrate that motor performance and learning in older age can be influenced quickly and positively by enhancing individuals' ability perceptions...
  4. ncbi request reprint Attentional focus effects as a function of task difficulty
    Gabriele Wulf
    Department of Kinesiology at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, 89154 3034, USA
    Res Q Exerc Sport 78:257-64. 2007
  5. doi request reprint External focus instructions reduce postural instability in individuals with Parkinson disease
    Gabriele Wulf
    Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV 89154 3034, USA
    Phys Ther 89:162-8. 2009
    ..Despite the potential benefits in stability-related risk reduction and enhanced movement effectiveness, attentional focus research in individuals challenged with postural instability is limited...
  6. doi request reprint Increased jump height with an external focus due to enhanced lower extremity joint kinetics
    Gabriele Wulf
    Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV 89154 3034, USA
    J Mot Behav 41:401-9. 2009
    ..This finding adds to evidence that an external focus facilitates the production of effective and efficient movement patterns...
  7. doi request reprint Motor skill learning and performance: a review of influential factors
    Gabriele Wulf
    Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada 89154 3034, USA
    Med Educ 44:75-84. 2010
    ..Specifically, the review focuses on four factors that have been shown to enhance the learning of motor skills: observational practice; the learner's focus of attention; feedback, and self-controlled practice...
  8. doi request reprint Increased jump height and reduced EMG activity with an external focus
    Gabriele Wulf
    Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences, University of Nevada, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154 3034, USA
    Hum Mov Sci 29:440-8. 2010
    ..These results suggest that neuromuscular coordination is enhanced by an external focus of attention. The present findings add to the evidence that an external focus facilitates the production of effective and efficient movement patterns...
  9. ncbi request reprint An external focus of attention enhances golf shot accuracy in beginners and experts
    Gabriele Wulf
    Department of Kinesiology, University of Nevada Las Vegas, 89154 3034, USA
    Res Q Exerc Sport 78:384-9. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Conceptions of ability affect motor learning
    Gabriele Wulf
    Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV 89154 3034, USA
    J Mot Behav 41:461-7. 2009
    ..Thus, learning was enhanced by instructions portraying the task as a learnable skill, rather than revealing a fixed inherent capacity or no instructions (control group)...
  11. ncbi request reprint EMG activity as a function of the performer's focus of attention
    Jason Vance
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada 89154 3034, USA
    J Mot Behav 36:450-9. 2004
    ..Those findings are in line with the constrained action hypothesis (G. Wulf, N. McNevin, & C. H. Shea, 2001), according to which an external focus promotes the use of more automatic control processes...
  12. ncbi request reprint Increased movement accuracy and reduced EMG activity as the result of adopting an external focus of attention
    Tiffany Zachry
    Department of Kinesiology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 89154 3034, USA
    Brain Res Bull 67:304-9. 2005
    ..This suggests that an external focus of attention enhances movement economy, and presumably reduces "noise" in the motor system that hampers fine movement control and makes the outcome of the movement less reliable...
  13. ncbi request reprint Reciprocal influences of attentional focus on postural and suprapostural task performance
    Gabriele Wulf
    Department of Kinesiology, University of Nevada Las Vegas, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154 3034, USA
    J Mot Behav 36:189-99. 2004
    ..The authors conclude that suprapostural task goals have a stronger influence on postural control than vice versa, reflecting the propensity of the motor system to optimize control processes on the basis of the desired movement effect...
  14. ncbi request reprint Principles derived from the study of simple skills do not generalize to complex skill learning
    Gabriele Wulf
    Department of Kinesiology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas 89154 3034, USA
    Psychon Bull Rev 9:185-211. 2002
    ..They also demonstrate the need to use more complex skills in motor-learning research in order to gain further insights into the learning process...
  15. ncbi request reprint Self-controlled observational practice enhances learning
    Gabriele Wulf
    Department of Kinesiology, University of Nevada Las Vegas, 89154 3034, USA
    Res Q Exerc Sport 76:107-11. 2005
  16. ncbi request reprint Enhancing the learning of sport skills through external-focus feedback
    Gabriele Wulf
    Department of Kinesiology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV, 89154 3034, USA
    J Mot Behav 34:171-82. 2002
    ..The results demonstrate the effectiveness of effect-related, as opposed to movement-related, feedback and also suggest that there is a need to revise current views regarding the role of feedback for motor learning...
  17. ncbi request reprint Enhancing motor learning through dyad practice: contributions of observation and dialogue
    Carolina Granados
    Department of Kinesiology at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, NV 89154 3034, USA
    Res Q Exerc Sport 78:197-203. 2007
    ..This suggests that the learning advantages of dyad practice are primarily due to the opportunity to observe another learner...
  18. ncbi request reprint Attentional focus on suprapostural tasks affects balance learning
    Gabriele Wulf
    Department of Kinesiology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV 89154 3034, USA
    Q J Exp Psychol A 56:1191-211. 2003
    ..This suggests that the performer's attentional focus regarding the suprapostural task affects performance and learning not only of the suprapostural task itself, but also of the postural task...
  19. doi request reprint Enhanced expectancies improve movement efficiency in runners
    Isabelle Stoate
    Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada 89154 3034, USA
    J Sports Sci 30:815-23. 2012
    ..Our findings show that enhanced expectancies can have a positive effect on movement efficiency and running experience. They add to the accumulating evidence for the social-cognitive-affective-motor nature of motor performance...
  20. pmc Enhanced expectancies improve performance under pressure
    Brad McKay
    Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences, University of Nevada Las Vegas, NU, USA
    Front Psychol 3:8. 2012
    ..The present findings provide evidence that enhancing individuals' generic expectancies regarding performance under pressure can affect their motor performance...
  21. pmc Frequent external-focus feedback enhances motor learning
    Gabriele Wulf
    Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences, University of Nevada Las Vegas, NV, USA
    Front Psychol 1:190. 2010
    ..We argue that the informational properties of feedback cannot sufficiently account for these and related findings, and suggest that the attentional role of feedback be given greater consideration in future studies...
  22. ncbi request reprint The influence of external and internal foci of attention on transfer to novel situations and skills
    Vasiliki Totsika
    Department of Educational Studies, University of Oxford
    Res Q Exerc Sport 74:220-5. 2003
  23. ncbi request reprint Increasing the distance of an external focus of attention enhances learning
    Nancy H McNevin
    Department of Physical Therapy, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    Psychol Res 67:22-9. 2003
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  24. ncbi request reprint Attentional focus on supra-postural tasks affects postural control
    Nancy H McNevin
    Department of Physical Therapy, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    Hum Mov Sci 21:187-202. 2002
    ..The findings indicate improved static balance responses under external focus conditions and compromised static balance response under internal focus conditions...
  25. ncbi request reprint Self-controlled feedback: does it enhance learning because performers get feedback when they need it?
    Suzete Chiviacowsky
    School of Physical Education, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil
    Res Q Exerc Sport 73:408-15. 2002
    ..Thus, self-control participants appeared to use a strategy for requesting feedback. This might explain learning advantages of self-controlled practice...
  26. ncbi request reprint Self-controlled feedback in 10-year-old children: higher feedback frequencies enhance learning
    Suzete Chiviacowsky
    Department of Physical Education, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil
    Res Q Exerc Sport 79:122-7. 2008
  27. ncbi request reprint Internal versus external: oral-motor performance as a function of attentional focus
    Skott E Freedman
    SDSU UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Language and Communicative Disorders, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182 1518, USA
    J Speech Lang Hear Res 50:131-6. 2007
    ..This study tested the hypothesis that the effects of attentional focus on limb performance would also occur in the oral-facial system...
  28. ncbi request reprint Schema theory: a critical appraisal and reevaluation
    Charles H Shea
    Department of Health and Kinesiology, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843 4243, USA
    J Mot Behav 37:85-101. 2005
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  29. ncbi request reprint Self-controlled feedback is effective if it is based on the learner's performance
    Suzete Chiviacowsky
    School of Physical Education, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil
    Res Q Exerc Sport 76:42-8. 2005
    ..This seems to support the view that self-controlled feedback benefits learning, because learners can make a decision about feedback based on their performance on a given trial...