Attentional control mindmap

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  • Attentional control
    • Inverted U
      • As arousal increases so does performance up to optimal point
        • Above or below - poor performance
    • Cue utilisation
      • Low arousal - attentional field is wide
        • Too many enviromental cues
          • overload of sensory stimuli
      • as arousal increases - field narrows to ideal width
        • attention on important cues
          • Selective attention if fully operational
          • Block unimportant
      • If arousal increases - field narrows ecessively ' tunnel vision'
        • Relevant data missed
          • experience hypervigilance
      • concentrating on important cues
        • ignoring irrelevant using attentional styles
    • Attention styles
      • Width of attention
        • Narrow
          • Concentrating on small amount of info
        • Broad
          • Large amount of info
      • Direction of attention
        • External
          • Concentrrate on enviromental factors
        • Internal
          • Concentrate onthoughts/emotions
      • Effect on sports performance
        • External - distract from internal pain
        • Internal - control anxiety
        • Prevent negative feelings
        • optimal performance only be achieved if they can adapt AS

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