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Understanding the importance of decision-making
Identifying biases that affect decision-making
Analyzing the potential outcomes of a decision
Our brains have two kinds of neural tissue:
For our bodies to move, information needs to travel from the grey matter down the spinal cord through a chain of nerve fibres (axons) to our muscles. The axons in the white matter are wrapped with myelin. This myelin covering seems to change with practice. Added layers insulate the axons, eventually becoming a superhighway for information connecting your brain to your muscles.
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Mastery is not just about the hours of practice. It's also the quality and effectiveness of that practice that plays a role.
Effective practice is
Mastering any physical skill, such as playing an instrument or throwing a baseball, takes practice.
Practice is repeating an action with the goal of improvement.
"I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it." -Frank Howard Clark
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