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Working Memory Capacity as Controlled Attention in Tactical Decision Making
Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology (JSEP)
The controlled attention theory of working memory capacity (WMC, Engle 2002) suggests that WMC represents a domain free limitation in the ability to control attention and is predictive of an individual's capability of staying focused, avoiding distraction and impulsive errors. In the present paper we test the predictive power of WMC in computer-based sport decision-making tasks. Experiment 1 demonstrated that high-WMC athletes were better able at focusing their attention on tactical decisiondoi:10.1123/jsep.34.3.322 pmid:22691397 fatcat:w6wjdm5v6zgztnlvmea7icu6xa