Daniel Tammet uses examples linked to his experience of synesthesia to explain how our perception creates knowledge: “Aesthetic judgements rather than abstract reasoning guide and shape the process by which we all come to know what we know.”
No sooner had I composed yesterday’s post when David Gurteen tweeted this TED talk in which Dan Pink talks how rewards narrow focus and restrict possibilities in creative tasks: Dan quotes research by Dr. Bernd Irlenbusch of the London School of Economics: “We find that financial incentives… can result in a negative impact on overall performance.” Engagement “…derives from self direction”, autonomy, mastery and purpose: … Continue reading "What’s my motivation?"
“When Arthur had been a boy at school, long before the Earth had been demolished, he had used to play football. He had not been at all good at it, and his particular speciality had been scoring own goals in important matches. Whenever this happened he used to experience a peculiar tingling round the back of his neck that would slowly creep up across his … Continue reading Imprinting failure to succeed