Neurophilosophy | How Goalkeepers Can Use an Illusion to Save Penalty Kicks

This interplay between action and perception happens subconsciously, and so we have little or no control over it. But could players also influence their opponent’s actions by deliberately altering their perceptions? The answer seems to be “yes” – according to a small study published in 2008, goalkeepers can influence the direction and accuracy of penalty kicks by adopting a posture that mimics a classic optical illusion.

Read the full article here | The Guardian


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