Performance Dissonance

Bruce Wilson, PhD

“The ultimate knowledge of life requires not the annulment of incongruity however the achievement of serenity inside and above it.”- Rienhold Nieburh

Are you performing in your proper thoughts? The 2 hemispheres of our mind have very disparate features. The left hemisphere of our mind may be very cognitive. It controls our speech, comprehension, numerical abilities, and writing. The suitable hemisphere controls our creativity, spatial potential, and inventive and musical abilities. To some extent these incongruent features are all the time at play in any efficiency we undertake. Maybe this at the least partially explains a few of our most embarrassing efficiency gaffes.

The fluidity of our efficiency, regardless of how distinctive, is dependent upon the cross-brain integration of our two hemispheres. There’ll all the time be current an unravelling of some cognitive and a few spatial abilities included in time and in situ to yield a profitable efficiency.

Think about the final time you had an unexplainable breakdown in your efficiency. It might have been a spatial demand that was unmet since you have been in your head an excessive amount of. Or, it could have been a cognitive processing demand that was challenged and never met. Extremely regarded musical performers have confessed to at occasions demonstrating anomalies of atonality that appear to return from nowhere.

“Life is a desert of shifting sand dunes. Unpredictable. Erratic. Concord adjustments into dissonance, the rapid outlives the profound, esoteric turns into cliched. And, vice versa.”- Ella Leya

Dissonance is often referenced to be about cognitive dissonance. Nevertheless, dissonance can theoretically be any lack of synchronicity or concord; any lack of settlement between or inside individuals or issues. So, why not efficiency dissonance? Certainly, we are able to see detriments to efficiency as being associated to some type of dissonance or incongruity within the performer. We even say, “I used to be out of sync.” Or, in a group setting, “we weren’t on the identical web page.” Repetitious phrases like these are likely to substantiate the purported actuality of an idea of efficiency dissonance. So, how can we attain consonance?

“Allow us to mild our lantern: in textbook language, dissonance is a component of transition, a posh or interval of tones that isn’t full in itself and that should be resolved to the ear’s satisfaction into good consonance.”

Igor Stravinsky

Though Stravinsky is speaking about music, he may have simply been speaking about an accountant, or an athlete, or a chef, or a dentist. The ear may be depicted as a sort of metaphor for the cross-brain integration that both helps or denies one’s efficiency. Once we stick with an instance of our ears one solely wants to consider how “white noise” can intervene with our potential to give attention to the duty. Ask any skilled golfer about extraneous noises whereas in the course of their backswing. Dissonance melts down efficiency like a warmth wave within the Arctic. Consonance inside efficiency evolves if and provided that our cross-brain integration processes refine and ultimately get rid of dissonance.

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