Eye colour, visual reaction time and accuracy in rugby league players

Crowe, Melissa, and O'Connor, Donna (2001) Eye colour, visual reaction time and accuracy in rugby league players. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 93 (2). pp. 455-460.

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Abstract

Subjects with dark eye colour are thought to perform better on reactive tasks in comparison to light-eyed subjects, whereas light-eyed subjects show enhanced performance over dark-eyed subjects on self-paced activities. This study examined reaction time using unrestricted and peripheral vision and success at the self-paced activity of goal kicking in 59 elite male Rugby League players. Subjects with dark eye colour did not react significantly faster than the light-eyed subjects when tested using unrestricted vision or peripheral vision. Examination of the self-paced activity of goal kicking showed that the percentage success rate was not significantly higher in the light-eyed group than the dark-eyed group. In conclusion, there was no significant difference in reaction time to a visual stimulus or success in goal kicking between dark- and light-eyed Rugby League players.

Item ID: 13372
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: reaction time; rugby league
ISSN: 1558-688X
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2012 03:48
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 100%
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