Butler, L., & McKelvie, S. J. (1985). Processing of form: further evidence for the necessity of attention. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 61, 215-221.

Attention is necessary for the cognitive representation of form in the brain. This implies that athletes should be given as many visual representations as possible to (a) learn discriminative stimuli, and (b) learn what the contest arena is like. The sensory imagery must not be confined to visualization but must include all senses particularly kinesthetic cues. Kinesthetic imagery is not so well researched because it is more difficult to measure.

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