Finding Mastery: Conversations with Michael Gervais
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I’ve been in the trenches with some of the best performers in the world – some who shift how we conceive what’s possible — others who have pushed their own boundaries — ranging from hall of fame athletes to action sport game-changers, entrepreneurs, Mixed Martial Artists, to musicians who influence the rhythm of the world. I’m Dr. Michael Gervais, and I’m excited to decode the many paths toward mastery and provide applied practices that we can all use to be and do more in our lives.
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Jeremy Bailenson, Founder of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab
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This week’s conversation is with Jeremy Bailenson, the founding director of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab and a professor at Stanford University.
Jeremy studies the psychology of Virtual Reality (VR), in particular how virtual experiences lead to changes in perceptions of self and others.
When I was up at his lab, he ran me through a fear-inducing protocol that completely hijacked my thinking brain. Right up my ally!
In this conversation we discuss Jeremy’s path – why he was almost too early to VR over 20 years ago - and dealing with early rejection because of it.
We discuss how he overcame that rejection and initially prevailed to run a lab at Stanford that is leading the way for technological advancements in virtual reality.
He is the co-founder of Strivr, a company that has integrated virtual reality into the way sports teams train their players.
This is a thought provoking discussion – Jeremy was able to see the future before many of his peers -- and was able to do the work to carve that path.
For those that are intrigued by the applications of VR, check out his new book, Experience on Demand: What virtual reality is, how it works, and what it can do.