Theoretical and practical applications of mental imagery

Gregg, M. J. and Clark, T. (2007) Theoretical and practical applications of mental imagery. In: International Symposium on Performance Science 2007, 22-23 November 2007, Portugal.

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Mental imagery is used extensively by musicians as well as by athletes in sport. As performers, musicians and athletes strive to achieve excellence. Preparation is an essential precursor to performance and the use of mental imagery is a common method of achieving this state. In the sport psychology literature an applied model of imagery use has been proposed, the model suggests that the sport situation (i.e. training, competing, rehabilitation) will dictate the function of imagery used (e.g. arousal regulation, skill rehearsal), and this in turn will impact the outcome (e.g. feelings of efficacy, technique). Relevant mental imagery research in sport and music is reviewed, making links across the disciplines in an attempt to inform research and practice. The applied model of imagery use in sport guides the development of a similar applied model of imagery use in music.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: mental imagery; sport; music performance; applied model; interdisciplinary
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > MT Musical instruction and study
Performance Science
Music Psychology
Division: Performance Science
Depositing User: Terry Clark
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2017 14:46
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2018 12:45

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