28

Feb

2008

TIME Magazine: The Science of Experience

 

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TIME Magazine sought the, well, expertise of Anders Ericsson, author of The Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance for its recent cover article on experience. Ericsson is a professor at Florida State University and director of its Human Performance Laboratory.

Ericsson’s findings show that:

rather than mere experience or even raw talent, it is dedicated, slogging, generally solitary exertion — repeatedly practicing the most difficult physical tasks for an athlete, repeatedly performing new and highly intricate computations for a mathematician — that leads to first-rate performance.

That’s good news for us. Is everyone ready for the fun path to expertise?

Check out the article here.

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