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The Science of Choking, Figure Skating Style

With Worlds underway in Moscow this week I was especially captivated reading the chapter “The Art of Failure” in Malcom Gladwell’s latest book, What the Dog Saw. In this article, originally published in the New Yorker in 2000, Gladwell investigates the difference between choking and panicking. According to Gladwell (and the scientists he interviews) panic [...]