Coaching with more problem-solving and less instructions, Part 1

This post was written for STS Community Project. Different ways to control a movement Have you ever seen an athlete choke? The phenomenon of choking in sports is a much studied event, particularly in sport psychology. The idea of an elite athlete failing to perform a movement on a big stage that they must have … Continue reading Coaching with more problem-solving and less instructions, Part 1

Commentary: Forms of prediction in the nervous system – Teufel and Fletcher

As we interact with the world around us, we process loads of sensory information across different modalities. But this isn't done passively – the overwhelming consensus is that we proactively interact with the environment, using priors or predictions about the world and about sensory consequences to optimise and streamline perception and action. For instance, when … Continue reading Commentary: Forms of prediction in the nervous system – Teufel and Fletcher

Yaneer Bar-Yam discusses response to Covid-19

I was really impressed by Yaneer Bar-Yam's arguments on how to 'crush the curve' and not just flatten it. He discusses treating communities as infected and not just individuals, as well as how to lockdown effectively, and the flaws of the UK's initial herd immunity approach. His conversation with Azeem Azhar of Exponential View below. … Continue reading Yaneer Bar-Yam discusses response to Covid-19