Odds and Ends, March 17 2023
A roundup of practice-related research I'm following, plus the Quote of the Week
How much time should you spend between one practice attempt and the next?
Evidently, at least 5 seconds.
Research: The effect of rest breaks on human sensorimotor adaptation
Bulletproof Musician: For More Perfect Practice, Try…Longer…Pauses
What should you do immediately after an MTB practice session?
Evidently, 5-10 minutes of nothing.
Research: Neuroplasticity subserving motor skill learning
Huberman Lab: How to Learn Skills Faster, segment 00:48:30
Why is it so hard to learn from failure?
Evidently, the information available when you ‘fail’ is more complex than what you get when you succeed.
Research: You Think Failure Is Hard? So Is Learning From It
Hidden Brain: Why it’s hard to learn from failure
Quote of the Week
"The connective tissue between your failures and your successes is the lessons you learn along the way. It is only by going through your early attempts (usually failures in some form) that you accumulate the insights, skills, and understanding required for success. Everything is a lesson. Learn enough lessons and the failures become useful."