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When Everything Clicks | Hidden Brain : NPR Jun 2018
Frisbee coach Martin Levy is a big fan of the clicker. He uses it to train his border collies to perform complex jumps and twirls on the Frisbee field. In 2012, after successfully using a clicker to teach his other Frisbee students — the human ones — he decided to up the stakes, and test it out at his day job: as an orthopedic surgeon.
learning  practice  behavior  training  psychology  NPR 
december 2018 by pierredv
Adult Recorder Methods and Materials
An Annotated List of Recommended Publications
music  practice  recorder  learning 
november 2018 by pierredv
Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Oprah Winfrey All Use the 5-Hour Rule | Observer
"Many of these leaders, despite being extremely busy, have set aside at least an hour a day (or five hours a week) over their entire career for activities that could be classified as deliberate practice or learning. ... For the leaders I tracked, the five-hour rule often fell into three buckets:

reading,
reflection, and
experimentation."
productivity  learning  practice  *  reading  experimentation 
april 2017 by pierredv
Debunking the Myth of the 10,000-Hours Rule: What It Actually Takes to Reach Genius-Level Excellence | Brain Pickings
"The secret to continued improvement, it turns out, isn’t the amount of time invested but the quality of that time... Instead, the factor Ericsson and other psychologists have identified as the main predictor of success is deliberate practice — persistent training to which you give your full concentration rather than just your time, often guided by a skilled expert, coach, or mentor. It’s a qualitative difference in how you pay attention, not a quantitative measure of clocking in the hours." "Goleman identifies a second necessary element: a feedback loop that allows you to spot errors as they occur and correct them, much like ballet dancers use mirrors during practice" "Additionally, the optimal kind of attention requires top-down focus." Quoting Goleman: "Ericsson finds world-class champions — whether weight-lifters, pianists, or a dog-sled team — tend to limit arduous practice to about four hours a day. "
learning  practice  cognition  ex  Brainpickings  meditation  howto  concentration  * 
january 2014 by pierredv
From Seinfeld to Sushi: How to Master Your Domain | LinkedIn
Applicable to anything, including meditation, and not as gushy or inspirational-y as it may sound
practice  meditation  expertise  sushi  humor  comedy  Seinfeld 
january 2013 by pierredv

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