The Science of Practice: How to Rewire Your Brain for Performance
We’ve all heard the phrase ‘practice makes perfect.’ Whether it’s violin, running, or writing, everyone knows we have to practice in order to improve our performance. But have you ever wondered, what’s happening inside my brain when I practice? Why do some people practice over and over and never get any better? How do I make sure I’m not just going through the motions?
If so, you’re in luck: a team of psychologists led by Anders Ericsson has spent over 20 years studying world-class performers. Thanks to his work, we now have a set of scientifically-backed principles that can help anyone get radically better at anything they want to.