Featuring Sian Beilock

What happens in our brain and body when we experience performance anxiety? What are we doing differently when everything clicks into place? Sian L. Beilock will explain the fascinating interconnections between the mind and body and show how mastering them can make us happier, safer, and more successful.

Contact harperlectures@uchicago.edu or 773.702.7788.

Event Details

6:00 p.m.  Registration and networking
6:30 p.m.  Presentation and discussion
7:30 p.m.  Reception

$10/recent graduate (College alumni of the past 10 years and graduate alumni of the past five years)
Free for Class of 2016 UChicago alumni
Two complimentary registrations for members of the Chicago, Harper, Phoenix, and Medical and Biological Sciences Alumni Association philanthropic societies

Parking Information

$25. Located one block from the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro station.

Featured Faculty


Sian L. Beilock is a professor of psychology at the University of Chicago. An expert on the science behind “choking under pressure,” Beilock has received support from the National Science Foundation and the US Department of Education. Her critically acclaimed book Choke: What the Secrets of the Brain Reveal About Getting It Right When You Have To was published in 2010; and her new book, How the Body Knows Its Mind: The Surprising Power of the Physical Environment to Influence How You Think and Feel, was published in 2015.

Buy How the Body Knows Its Mind. A limited number of copies will be available for purchase at the lecture.

Read two UChicagoNews articles featuring Beilock’s research—one on how the body can influence the mind and the other on why we “choke” under pressure.