Body perception in athletes and non-athletes

B. Rossi, P. Zoccolotti

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20 male athletes and 20 control subjects were required to make estimates of the length of their body dimensions and of external comparison objects. Athletes were more accurate in judging body dimensions than comparison objects while the reverse pattern was demonstrated by non-athletes. The results are discussed on the basis of the possible influence of sports activities on body perception.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)723-726
Number of pages4
JournalPerceptual and Motor Skills
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology


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