Psychologist Mih√°ly Cs√≠kszentmih√°lyi is best known for his research on ‘flow‘. Sometimes known as being ‘in the zone’, it’s where people lose themselves in their particular talent. His talk to the TED conference has just been put online where he describes how he’s being trying to capture this particular form of peak experience.
The Hungarian psychologist was one of the pioneers of positive psychology, that aims to understand our most valuable attributes and experiences, before it was even thought of as a separate specialism.
Cs√≠kszentmih√°lyi is apparently pronounced ‘chick sent me high e’ which always sounds to me like it should be the title of an Oasis song.
Link to TED video lecture on flow.