Posted July 29, 2018 10:09:33It’s a common thought among people who enjoy a bowling game that the experience is “less real” than it really is.
However, this is only partially true, says David McDonough, associate professor at the University of Tasmania’s Centre for Cognitive Health and Human Development.
“There’s a lot of misinformation out there,” he says.
“People don’t realise that the physical sensation of hitting the ball and playing is much more than just hitting the balls, and the ball hitting you is also more than a feeling.”
People don, at least in some cases, think of the physical sensations of bowling as being less real than they really are.””
It’s all about feeling the ball bounce off the ball, feeling the vibrations of the ball as it hits the ground, feeling how the ball is moving, feeling what the bounce of the balls and the bounce itself feels like.
“And bowling is not the only game where the sensation of a bowling match is more than simply hitting a ball.””
But the difference is very small,” he explains.
“And bowling is not the only game where the sensation of a bowling match is more than simply hitting a ball.”
There are also a lot more interactive elements involved with bowling, for example with the bounce, or the bounce speed, or with how the balls spin, and with the distance of the bounce.
“A lot of bowling is also about movement, where the ball comes off the bowler’s arm and travels a long way and then comes back onto the bowlers’ hands.”
Dr McCdonough says there are other physical sensations involved in bowling as well.
“Basketball is a great example of this,” he recalls.
“You’re standing on a basketball court, you’re just trying to knock the ball down and the bounces all have a different physical sensation than if you were standing on the ground.”
The physical sensation is not always the same as what you experience with the bowling,” Dr McDonogh says.””
In football, you might be standing in a box, and you’re watching the game from a distance, but there’s no real sense of the player’s body as it’s moving.”
“The physical sensation is not always the same as what you experience with the bowling,” Dr McDonogh says.
“Bodies move differently than we expect them to move.”
“People tend to think of bowling being more physical, but in fact it’s all the same, and most people don’t actually understand that they’re actually not feeling anything different to hitting a basketball.”
“Basketball, basketball is not a bowling sport, but a physical activity,” Dr McCdonoh says.