The brain and illusions
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What can illusions teach us about the brain?
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How goalkeepers can use an illusion to save penalty kicks

How goalkeepers can use an illusion to save penalty kicks | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Research suggests that goalkeepers can influence the accuracy of penalty shots by assuming a posture that mimics a classic optical illusion.
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Maybe it work for the sub goal-keeper for Germany, but I don't know about this one...

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The human Muller-Lyer illusion in goalkeeping

The human Muller-Lyer illusion in goalkeeping | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

We examined whether a goalkeeper can influence a penalty-taker's actions by assuming postures that mimic Muller-Lyer configurations. The results of two studies indicate that (i) goal-keeper posture affects the perception of the goalkeeper's height in a manner consistent with the Muller-Lyer illusion; n; (ii) this influences penalty-taking accuracy; and (iii) a posture which resemblesa wing-out Muller-Lyer configuration results in wider and lower throw.

(Note: this is a pdf so the link in the title won't work. Try here: http://www.perceptionweb.com/perception/editorials/p6010.pdf)

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