Introduction to Performance Science: Purpose, Philosophy, Benefits

Welcome to the Performance Science Podcast! This first episode lays the groundwork for our approach, our purpose and our philosophy. Our goal is for our listeners to live longer, healthier lives. Done in the format of a scientific journal club, we discuss primary scientific findings aimed at improving health and performance in any domain. Listen […]

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Wilderness Details

About a year ago, my friend Nolan invited me to Yosemite to do some camping and rock climbing.  Reticent about rehashing a forgotten part of my youth–and newly wary of the risks involved, I decided to join him for what he told me was a short, easy climb.  The climb itself did turn out to […]

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Can a business be grateful? Insights from the science of gratitude

A colleague of mine runs a consulting business, called Behaviorly, where she applies findings from behavioral economics to help improve how other businesses are run.  For instance, how bonuses are paid out can change how responsive employees are to the incentive.  We have been exchanging emails and I began wondering if I can apply the science […]

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Make Nice Things! Part Two.

A table is a mechanism for preventing your stuff from hitting the ground when you drop it.  Gravity is the earth’s own organizational force for keeping your stuff from floating away; tables take advantage of this force by keeping your stuff the right amount of distance away from the ground. A table thus needs to achieve […]

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