Research Impact: Motor simulation interventions incorporating simulated practice through motor imagery (MI), action observation (AO), or motor imagery during action observation (AO+MI) are areas of significant research interest in cognitive and performance psychology. Existing models in the motor simulation literature fail to consider the entire spectrum of MS interventions, focusing on MI or AO alone. This paper introduces a novel, conceptual, Motor Simulation and Performance Model (MSPM) representing the performance improvements predicted to be associated with engaging with MS across expertise levels. The MSPM represents for the first time the relative effects of various methods of motor learning based on evidence provided by the existing literature.
McNeill, E., Toth, A.J., Harrison A.J., & Campbell, M.J. (2019) Cognitive to physical performance: a conceptual model for the role of motor simulation in performance, International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, DOI: 10.1080/1750984X.2019.1689573 Q1 Top 10% IF 6.9