Does recess make kids smarter?
We always think of the mind telling the body what to do, but the communication goes the other way too, from the body to the mind. "How The Body Knows Its Mind" is about how our body and our surroundings affect how we think, learn, and behave. Simple actions can have big effects on our ability to learn, perform and feel our best – we just have to know what they are.
“Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson once lamented that academics look upon their bodies as "a way of getting their heads to meetings." But as Sian Beilock illustrates in her brilliant new book, the rest of us are making the same mistake - not realizing the profound impact that our physical experiences have on how effectively we think, how we present ourselves, and how motivated we feel. In our quests to be more successful and influential, as well as happier and healthier, nothing has been so overlooked as the way we can use our own bodies and our environments to reach those goals. This book is life-changing. Read it now.”
Why do you mess up when it matters the most—and how can you perform your best instead?
Linking body and mind closer than ever before, CHOKE provides counterintuitive revelations about intelligence and performance. Packed with practical advice about ways to not choke in high-pressure situations, this book will have you succeeding brilliantly when it matters most.
“If you aspire to be cool under maximum pressure (and who doesn't?), Beilock offers smart tips such as practicing under pressure and "pausing the choke" by walking away from the problem for a few minutes in order to think clearly.”