Sporting Minds


What turns mild-mannered people into raging bulls at a sporting event, and what impact does crowd behaviour – whether excited or angry – have on the athlete? Of course, you don't have to be present to enjoy sport; you can get just as involved in front of the TV on a Saturday afternoon. A TV sports presenter and a radio sound engineer will describe how they enhance the experience to create an atmosphere that is irresistible to the listener or viewer, and the audience will get the chance to contribute to the sounds of sport themselves. Speakers include Paul Mainds, Chief Executive, River and Rowing Museum, Dr Clifford Stott, Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology, University of Liverpool, Vincent Walsh, Professor of Human Brain Research, University College London, Vicky Gomersall, sports presenter, Sky Sports News and Sound designer and TV and radio sports presenter Dennis Baxter.


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