Stephen G. Lisberger, Ph.D.

Neuroscientist and Professor of Physiology at UC San Francisco

Dr. Stephen Lisberger serves as the founding director of both the W.M. Keck Foundation Center for Integrative Neuroscience and the Sloan/Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology. Dr. Lisberger obtained his Ph.D. in physiology from the University of Washington, Seattle. Among his honors is the prestigious Young Investigator Award from the Society for Neuroscience. Dr. Lisberger’s studies of the brain mechanisms that transform the motion of objects in the world, including human motion, into accurate eye movements have been invaluable information for RVP, allowing us to give RVP customers and students the ultimate learning experience. Some of Dr. Lisberger’s insights include:

"Dr. Lisberger has been a valuable resource for RVP. His insights into how a student learns has enabled RVP to find better ways to teach and train."

-Don Slaught
 President RVP

Matching how we teach to how we learn.  Students retain approx:

20% of what they hear
50% of what they see and hear
70% of what they feel or experience

Getting on the same page with the student

Common terminology - It’s not what the coach knows; it’s what the student understands.

Student needs to know what is correct or what success looks like

Building the model in the mind of how to swing.

Help the student match what he thinks he’s doing to what he is really doing

Kinesthetic awareness
Coaches need to remember they get to see it; students have to feel it. 

Building muscle memory and a solid database

Drills build the muscle memory-neuron responses to certain stimuli.
Experience builds the database-accurate neuron responses to certain stimuli.

Best Drills

The best drills are the ones that force a correct move or only give a positive feedback for a correct move.