Study: We Perform Better with an Audience Despite Being More Nervous

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  1. dtripoli


    Aug 15, 2010
    Daily Mail Article
    Believe it or not, we actually perform better when people are watching than alone because having an audience boosts our motor skills, researchers have revealed.

    Which begs the question, How do they know we do better or worse if no one is there to listen?
    If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there, does it make a sound?
    The article does explain how they came up with the results but I wonder if it holds true for musicians.

    "You're on in 5 minutes!"
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  2. ONYX


    Apr 14, 2000
    It's the adrenaline rush.

    Why do they fund studies to tell us s**t that we already know? ;)
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  3. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I know I do. By far.
  4. I wonder -seems like I do -I certainly jump around more :)
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  5. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    (common knowledge. or so i thought.)

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  6. Wisebass


    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    Hi dtripoli:)


    Of course we do! Because...

    no cello.jpg

    btw: Sometimes it' s also cool, when folks just listen! :D;)

    me 2! :hyper::hyper::hyper:

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