The Talent Code

The Talent Code

Unlocking the Secret of Skill in Sports, Art, Music, Math, and Just About Anything

Downloadable Audiobook - 2009
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How does a penniless Russian tennis club with one indoor court create more top 20 women players than the entire United States? How did a small town in rural Italy produce the dozens of painters and sculptors who ignited the Italian Renaissance? Why are so many great soccer players from Brazil? Where does talent come from, and how does it grow? New research has revealed that myelin, once considered an inert form of insulation for brain cells, may be the holy grail of acquiring skill. Journalist Daniel Coyle spent years investigating talent hotbeds, interviewing world-class practitioners (top soccer players, violinists, fighter, pilots, artists, and bank robbers) and neuroscientists. In clear, accessible language, he presents a solid strategy for skill acquisitionin athletics, fine arts, languages, science or maththat can be successfully applied through a person's entire lifespan
Publisher: Made available through hoopla, 2009
[United States] : HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books : 2009
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781598878813
1598878816
Characteristics: data file
digital,Digital recording
1 online resource (1 audio file (360 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Farrell, John
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Oct 22, 2011

Fabulous. Interesting, inspiring, useful. Very helpful if you're intent on learning a skill, any skill, really.

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