'PARTICIPATION' series investigates sport and the mind at the Wellcome Collection, London
26 Apr 2012 - Elaine Snell (Snell Communications), has produced a series of events called ‘Participation’ about sport and the mind at the Wellcome Collection in London from May – July.
The roar of the crowd as you enter the stadium or streak past the winning post surely has a profound influence on your performance. The surge of adrenaline, the will to win, and the shared experience for both athlete and spectator: what’s going on in the brain is the theme for this series of events.
We explore the competitive spirit that exists in athletes. In teams or in solo sports, the relationship between athlete and coach fine-tunes natural talent and the drive to succeed. Dis-ability reveals the extraordinary determination of people with disabilities to overcome adversity. Martial arts, seated in a tradition of combat, demand the harmony of body and mind. Sport would be nothing without the sporting minds of the spectator. What turns mild-mannered people into raging bulls, and what impact does crowd behaviour – whether excited or angry – have on the athlete?
The first event 'Competitive Minds' will take place on 10th May and features a talk from BNA meetings secretary, Narender Ramnani.
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