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In the Zone: Spontaneity and Mental Discipline in Sport and Beyond

Forum for European Philosophy Dialogue


What is meant by ‘being in the zone’? Can philosophy or cognitive science help explain the combination of mental and physical effort required for sporting excellence? Michael Brearely will discuss technique and emotion, concentration and relaxation, self-criticism and self-confidence, and will consider whether the capacity to find an optimum balance of such qualities can be learned or fostered. David Papineau will speak about the way that high-level sport requires intentional mental control of reflex behaviour, and will reflect on what this tells us about both cognition and sport.


Speaker(s):

Dr Simon Glendinning | talks | www
Professor David Papineau | talks | www
Michael Brearley | talks

 

Date and Time:

8 November 2012 at 6:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Sheikh Zayed Theatre
New Academic Building
London School of Economics and Political Science
London
WC2A 2AE


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London School of Economics & Political Science
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