Choke: What the Secrets of the Brain Reveal About Getting It Right When You Have To | KurzweilAI | Creativity and learning |
Why do the smartest students often do poorly on standardized tests?


Dr. Sian Beilock, an expert on performance and brain science, reveals in Choke the astonishing new science of why we all too often blunder when the stakes are high. What happens in our brain and body when we experience the dreaded performance anxiety? And what are we doing differently when everything magically “clicks” into place and the perfect golf swing, tricky test problem, or high-pressure business pitch becomes easy?