In the realm of sports, using mental visualization to enhance training and boost performance has long been a popular practice.
For years, elite athletes like Michael Phelps, Conor McGregor and Ronaldo have leveraged visualization to maintain a competitive edge over their peers.
However, more and more people are beginning to appreciate the many benefits that activating the ‘mind’s eye’ can deliver beyond the playing field.
In education, we still have much to learn about this phenomenon … but what we have discovered thus far is quite promising.
For example, numerous studies have shown that visualization may help students perform better across a range of important academic skills such as reading comprehension, learning retention and abstract thinking.
In my newest From Theory to Practice video, I explore a piece of research that can help us dive a deeper into this topic (which happens to be one of my personal favorites):
Motor Imagery as a Method of Maintaining Performance in Pianists (Anna Christakou et al, 2019)
Here are some of the questions I tackle in this installment: