Motor Control

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The purpose of the study was to investigate the relationship between cognitive and motor processes in a volleyball specific anticipation task with temporal video occlusion. Ten middle blockers of the national 2nd-4th division volleyball league were supposed to anticipate the setting direction presented on a screen, which occluded at three different occlusion times and respond with either a specific blocking movement (motor response) or key press (cognitive response). The participants showed only small significant differences in the kinematics of the block movement between the examined occlusion conditions. The participants showed a variable time of movement initiation with a shorter total duration with later occlusion although the movement time was shorter. The results illustrate a close temporal adaptation of the block movement to the presented setting situation.