Anamika Veeramani · Expertise and Expert Performance · Rebecca Adlington

Deliberate practice and expertise

A short while ago I was upbraided for daring to suggest that individuals we commonly refer to as geniuses are not born with abilities beyond the scope of ordinary individuals. My thinking was heavily influenced by the publication in 2006 of The Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance, where two approaches to the expertise… Continue reading Deliberate practice and expertise

Anamika Veeramani · Scripps National Spelling Bee

2010 Scripps National Spelling Bee

Ooops! I almost forgot the 2010 Scripps National Spelling Bee, held in the United States on June 5th.This year’s winner was Anamika Veeramani, from Ohio, who spelled the word ‘stromuhr’ correctly to win the competition. According to npr, a ‘stromuhr’ is a medical instrument ‘that measures the amount and speed and flow of blood through… Continue reading 2010 Scripps National Spelling Bee