spatial anticipation

spa·tial an·ti·ci·pa·tion

(spā'shăl ăn-tis'i-pā'shŭn)
Ability to predict what will happen in the environment within a performance situation, which allows the individual to organize movements in advance and to initiate the appropriate response more quickly (e.g., anticipating that one's tennis opponent is about to hit a smash to the right).
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They illustrate accidents, errors, and examples of perception, decision making, action, attention, and control, such as reaction time, how athletes use temporal and spatial anticipation, and mental preparation rituals, and learning and measuring motor skills.
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