EP 51 – Dr Brooke Macnamara – Developing Expertise in Sports

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My guest on the show today is Dr Brooke Macnamara (@BrookeMacnamara). Brooke is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Case Western Reserve University where her research crosses multiple levels of investigation from high-level studies of complex human performance to lower-level investigations of working memory processes. She has a Master’s degree from Union Institute & University and a second Masters and PhD from Princeton University.

Brooke is an award-winning researcher and in 2014 published a meta-analysis on the role of deliberate practice and performance in music, games, sports, education and professions, which has been cited over 250 times. In 2016, she followed up with another meta-analysis that looked more deeply at the role of deliberate practice and performance in sports.

On this episode, Brooke explains why the best athletes don’t necessarily practice the most, what really matters in developing expertise and why sport is such a great domain to study it, and much more. I hope you can check it out.

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