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Complex Systems in Sport


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Preface - Keith Davids, Robert Hristovski, Duarte Araujo and Natalia Balague Serre Section 1: Theoretical Bases for Understanding Complex Systems in Sport Chapter 1: Basic Notions in the Science of Complex Systems and Nonlinear Dynamics - Robert Hristovski, Natalia Balague Serre and Wolfgang Schoellhorn Chapter 2: Coordination Dynamics and Cognition - J.A. Scott Kelso Chapter 3: Why Coordination Dynamics is Relevant for Studying Sport Performance - Chris Button, Jon Wheat and Peter Lamb Chapter 4: Psychobiological Integration During Exercise Performed Until Exhaustion - N. Balague Serre, R. Hristovski, A. Vainoras, P. Vazquez, D. Aragones Section 2: Methodologies and Techniques for Data Analyses in Investigating Complex Systems in Sport Chapter 5: Nonlinear Time Series Methods for Analyzing Behavioral Sequences - Nikita Kuznetsov, Scott Bonnette and Michael A. Riley Chapter 6: Interpersonal Coordination Tendencies Induce Functional Synergies Through Co-Adaptation Processes in Team Sports - Pedro Passos, Duarte Araujo, Bruno Travassos, Luis Vilar and Ricardo Duarte Chapter 7: The Measurement of Space and Time in Evolving Sport Phenomena - Sofia Fonseca, Ana Diniz and Duarte Araujo Chapter 8: Self-Organizing Maps and Cluster Analysis in Elite and Sub-Elite Athletic Performance - Wolfgang Schoellhorn, Jia Yi Chow, Paul Glazier and Chris Button Chapter 9: Single Camera Analyses in Studying Pattern Forming Dynamics of Player Interactions in Team Sports - Ricardo Duarte, Orlando Fernandes, Hugo Folgado Duarte Araujo Chapter 10: Using Virtual Environments to Study Interactions in Sport Performance - Vanda Correia, Duarte Araujo, Gareth Watson and Cathy Craig Chapter 11: Methods of Measurement in Studying Team Sports as Dynamical Systems - Daniel Memmert and Jurgen Perl Chapter 12: Team Sports as Dynamical Systems - Tim Mcgarry, Juergen Perl and Martin Lames Part 3a: Complexity Sciences and Sport Performance Chapter 13: Ecological Dynamics as A Framework for Notation Analysis - Luis Vilar, Carlota Torrents, Duarte Araujo and Keith Davids Chapter 14: Talent Development and Expertise in Sport - Elissa Phillips, Keith Davids, Duarte Araujo and Ian Renshaw Chapter 15: Creativity in Sport and Dance: A constraints based soft-assembly of action.- Robert Hristovski, Keith Davids, Duarte Araujo, Pedro Passos, Carlota Torrents, Alexandar Aceski and Alexandar Tufekcievski Part 3b: Complexity Sciences and Training for Sport Chapter 16: Variability in Neurobiological Systems and Training - Chris Button, Ludovic Seifert, David O'Donovan, and Keith Davids Chapter 17: Individual Pathways of Change in Motor Learning and Development - Yeou-Teh Liu and Karl M. Newell Chapter 18: A Constraints-Based Approach to the Acquisition of Expertise in Outdoor Adventure Sports - Keith Davids, Eric Brymer, Ludovic Seifert and Dominic Orth Chapter 19: Skill Acquisition and Representative Task Design - Ross A. Pinder, Ian Renshaw, Jonathon Headrick and Keith Davids

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Keith Davids is Professor of Motor Control and Head of the School of Human Movement Studies at Queensland University of Technology, Australia. Robert Hristovski is Professor in the Faculty of Physical Education at the University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Republic of Macedonia. Duarte Araujo is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Human Kinetics at Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal. Natalia Balague Serre is Professor of Exercise Physiology in the INEFC at the University of Barcelona, Spain. Chris Button is Associate Professor in the School of Physical Education at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Pedro Passos is Assistant Professor of Motor Control in the Faculty of Human Kinetics at the Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal.

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