Laterality in Sports

Theories and Applications
by Florian Loffing, Norbert Hagemann, Bernd Strauss & others
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Publisher: Elsevier Science

Publication Date: August 19, 2016

ISBN: 9780128016916

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Laterality in Sports: Theories and Applications summarizes recent research on the neurophysiological foundations of handedness, and how left or right lateralization (affecting primary hand use, foot use, and eye use) affects motor control, performance outcome, skill acquisition, and achievement of sports expertise—both for one-on-one sports and team sports. As laterality research has matured, greater focus has been given to applications in human endeavours and, in particular, sport. The book examines performance within individual sports, and discusses the coaching ramifications of coaching to a specific lateralization preference.

  • Describes the neurophysiological foundations of handedness
  • Discusses the origins and development of laterality in humans
  • Summarizes the impact of laterality on motor control and sports performance
  • Encompasses research on both individual and team sports
  • Includes research on skill acquisition, coaching, and development of expertise
  • Covers research on laterality in preferred hand, foot, and eye use in sports