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Creating an Atmosphere

I have had this post in draft for for a few weeks. It was prompted by a conversation I heard about Brian Ritchie's work...

Focus

In June 2010 I wrote about persuasion and mentioned activity in the medial prefrontal cortex of the brain. Shortly after in July I wrote...

Performing to a Score, Performing to Score

This month's ABC Limelight Magazine (August 2010) has a discussion of performing Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. I am interested in the parallels between interpreting a...

Understanding stories, connecting messages

Introduction On 26 July the New Scientist carried news of research by Greg Stephens, Lauren Silbert and  Uri Hasson at Princeton University. New Scientist noted...

Resilient Authoritarianism and Soft Power

Introduction Last Thursday I was driving into Canberra and had the opportunity to listen to Richard McGregor's interview with Margaret Throsby on ABC's Classic FM....

Performance and Auto Suggestion

A fortnight ago I wrote a post about deliberate practice. Whilst writing that post I was thinking about Sergei Rachmaninoff. I had read about his...

High Touch Coaching

By one of those wonderful coincidences I was reading John Naisbitt's High Tech High Touch when a colleague sent me news of research into...

Lessons for Sport from OECD Education Insights

Andreas Schleicher (Head of the Indicators and Analysis Division of OECD's Directorate for Education) visited Australia earlier this month (May 2010). One of his...

Using video in sport: learning from artists

Sport has been voracious in its use of video. The availability of domestic video cameras and playback facilities since the late 1970s has made...

Brain Games

This post has been in draft form for a while. This month a number of research reports have been sharpening discussion about the role...