Understanding the science and art of human performance

Our lab studies human performance in all its forms. We are particularly interested in how people learn to perform complex skills, how information flow across the motor and perceptual systems changes with practice, and how feedback and assessment can be effectively implemented to support skill acquisition. We also explore how to optimize performance in high-stakes environments, and how performance can be measured in meaningful ways. Much of our current work is focused on the education of health professionals musicians and athletes. We also have a strong interest in understanding the intersection of science and the creative arts. 

We bring an interdisciplinary approach to our research, and members of our lab are drawn from fields of study that span several different programs and departments, mostly (but not entirely) at McMaster University. 

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