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Sunday, November 7, 2010

What is talent? How do we unlock it?

 by Djcoyle


Daniel Coyle in his book, ‘The Talent Code,' gives a new answer to the old question. Coyle visited nine talent hotbeds around the earth and found a pattern distinct to all of them--targeted methods of practice, motivation, and coaching. This pattern is related to myelin, a neural insulator produced when we repeatedly "fire a particular circuit" (a particular pathway in the brain generated by our thoughts). The more myelin produced along that circuit, the "stronger, faster, and more accurate our movements and thoughts become."

Interviewing top coaches, educators and researchers, traveling to talent hot spots and neurology labs, Coyle describes three steps, visualizing and comprehending, repeating and perfecting, and emotional connection as the formula to talent building.

‘The Talent Code' contains many exciting examples of underdogs who used these principles to become highly talented people, from the Bronte sisters to Brazilian soccer players to some of the finest musicians in the world. Coyle in his book has gone deep into the neurophysiological aspect of learning or to put in a simpler manner, he has studied the architecture of the human brain and how learning affects it. Coyle's extensive research into the behavorial aspect of the brain is something very novel and new. Developing skills and talent has never been dealt with so scientifically ever before.

The book is a must-buy for teachers, coaches, parents who wish to unlock the talent in their children, or make the most of their own potential.It is an insight into how training programs and techniques can be customized keeping in mind, the child and his needs.

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Daniel Coyles


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this information. There are also lot of books of talent out there. 'The Talent Code' is good reference