What could an ecological dynamics rationale offer Quiet Eye research? Comment on Vickers

Keith Davids, Duarte Araújo
2016 Current Issues in Sport Science  
A B S T R AC T In this commentary, we respond to suggestions in previous Quiet Eye (QE) research that future work is needed to understand how theories of ecological psychology and nonlinear dynamics might frame empirical and practical work. We raise questions on the assumptions behind an information processing explanation for programming of parameters such as duration, onsets and offsets of QE, and we concur with previous calls for more research considering how visual search behaviours, such as
more » ... QE, emerge under interacting personal, task and environmental constraints. However, initial work needs to frame a more general ecological dynamics explanation for QE, capturing how a process-oriented approach is needed to address how perceived affordances and adaptive functional variability might shape emergent coordination tendencies, including QE, in individual performers.
doi:10.15203/ciss_2016.104 fatcat:24nua2zkkzcsxl33lza7d6oviu