mental rehearsal

mental rehearsal

the use of imagery to practise an act mentally. In sport psychology, mental rehearsal is considered to be one of the fundamental mental skills for sports performers and is used for learning new skills, practising existing skills, preparing for performance and enhancing motivation. Also known as mental practice.
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If done vividly enough, our brain doesn't know the difference between a physical rehearsal and a mental rehearsal," he says.
The facilitating effects of mental rehearsal in the acquisition of rotary pursuit tracking.
She has also implemented the project in her own school, which is a seven-step programme run in a special environment, which includes relaxation, mental rehearsal, expression, self-esteem games, art therapy techniques and positive affirmation.
Technique imagery, sometimes referred to as direct imagery, describes mental rehearsal of movements or sequences.
In recent work, Frank and others have shown that, when animals arent moving, they occasionally replay earlier sequences of place-cell firing, perhaps as mental rehearsal for long-term storage or as a way to plan out future locations to visit.
The "Transforming Failure into Success" strategy involves mental rehearsal that lets us change our own behaviors.
This may represent a sort of mental rehearsal leading up to the true milestone that occurs after only a year of life: baby's first words.
According to the American Journal of Surgery, when you do that you'll be tricking your brain into having an experience you didn't actually have, and surgeons who practice their skills using mental rehearsal perform better in the operating room.
Movement imagery, the mental rehearsal of visual and kinesthetic properties of movements, is a cognitive strategy that can benefit motor skill acquisition and performance enhancement in movement contexts (McCullagh et al.
We used hypnosis and positive mental rehearsal to support her to initiate and maintain these changes.
This is what athletes call mental rehearsal and it's a really good one to do just before the start of your holiday - and during your holiday - to keep you on track.

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