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The Limits of Human Performance: Sensation, Perception and Athletic Decision-Making

Mon 21 Nov

Professor Dominic Micklewright
Centre for Sports and Exercise Science
School of Biological Sciences

How do endurance athletes make sense of complex environments and pace themselves to complete a race in the fastest possible time without collapsing? In this lecture, Professor Dominic Micklewright will discuss how athletes interpret bodily and environmental sensory signals to make pacing decisions.

Our Professorial Inaugural Lecture series celebrates excellence in research undertaken by our recently appointed professors. It’s a privilege to have leading global thinkers at our University and through this lecture series we are keen to share our very best research, to exchange ideas and inspire you.

Conducting internationally significant research means our lecturers always have their fingers on the pulse and academics at Essex are at the forefront of the latest research findings and emerging trends. Our new professors will offer enlightening explanations on their own specialist subjects in areas such as sociology, politics, health and human sciences, psychology, computer science and electronic engineering, history, biological sciences, sports science and economics.

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Free admission and open to all – booking advised

  • Mon 21 Nov
  • 18:00
  • FREE
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