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How to stay calm under pressure - Noa Kageyama and Pen-Pen Chen

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Your favorite athlete closes in for a win; the crowd holds its breath, and at the crucial moment ... she misses the shot. That competitor just experienced the phenomenon known as “choking,” where despite months, even years, of practice, a person fails right when it matters most. Why does this happen, and what can we do to avoid it? Noa Kageyama and Pen-Pen Chen explain why we choke under pressure.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Noa Kageyama, Pen-Pen Chen
  • Director Olesya Shchukina
  • Script Editor Emma Bryce
  • Animator Olesya Shchukina
  • Designer Olesya Shchukina
  • Storyboard Artist Olesya Shchukina
  • Composer Stephen LaRosa
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott, Elizabeth Cox
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Pen-Pen Chen
  • Fact-Checker Francisco Diez

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