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TIME Magazine: The Science of Experience


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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