February 10, 2011

Diving in Salt Lake City

Recently Robbie (and some of the students in the lab) attended the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah.

At the conference, Robbie presented some research on the dishonest diving behaviour of soccer players under different conditions. Specifically, the study focused on when diving pays off - versus
when it doesn't.

The talk was written by Gwen David, Robbie Wilson, and Daniel Ortiz-Barrientos (all from the University of Queensland) - and was entitled "Diving in soccer: When does it pay to be dishonest?"

We can't give away the results just yet, as we're in the process of publishing the data ... but we can give you a link to an article written by Science News about Gwen's work. The greatest thing about this research? It takes scientific principles and theories and uses them in a human/sport context. Very cool!

Written by Amanda Niehaus, PhD

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