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Thanks for visiting my website. I’d love to read your comments on my blog. I’ve written some widely translated books, including Mind Sculpture, The Mind’s Eye and The Winner Effect. See also some details about my research at Trinity College Dublin as well as various films, broadcasts and interviews. Please follow my blog by filling in the box below on the right and also follow me on twitter @ihrobertson.

Ian Common Room Full Face Nov 14

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  1. April 13, 2015 3:36 pm

    Dear Ian, it’s been a while since we met in Amsterdam for the concert and your talk. So nice to have you in mind when I mention your work during lectures. I’d like to send you an article ‘Leading with Power’ that I published in journal of business compliance, but I realize I don’t have your email. Best wishes from sunny Amsterdam, Oscar

    • April 13, 2015 4:00 pm

      Dear Oscar,

      Lovely to hear from you and I am sorry not to have been in touch since that wonderful concert in the Concertgebouw in December. What a privilege to have listened to the best orchestra in the world! My email address is Look forward to hearing from you. Ian

  2. June 4, 2015 8:34 pm

    Dear Professor,

    I am currently reading your book “The Winner Effect”. I just finished chapter 4 of the book.

    I wanted to know if it possible to control, the feeling of ‘shame’, sense of ‘inferiority and rejection’. Is so, can you please, name a few techniques/exercises to overcome such feelings?

    Alternatively, is it mentioned further on in the book or explained in any other book you authored?

    I also wanted to mention how my self-awareness has increased astronomically while reading this book and is therefore, crucially important for my mental development.
    I cannot thank you enough for sharing your knowledge.

    Thank you for your time.
    Best Wishes,

    • June 5, 2015 12:47 pm

      Yamini, I don’t have any specific recommendations I’m afraid – but I am sure there are some potentially useful self-help books in this area available if you search. IR

  3. Aman Bedi permalink
    April 30, 2016 11:24 am

    Dear Professor Robertson,

    I’ve been running a series of experiments that use the sustained attention to response task from your paper “‘Oops!’: Performance correlates of everyday attentional failures in traumatic brain injured and normal subjects” (1997) as part of my thesis. I was wondering if you recollect if there was any specific reason you and your colleagues at the time decided to use the encircled X as the mask in the SART? I hope this is not an inappropriate place to ask you this, if so I do apologize.

    Best Regards from New Zealand,


    • May 1, 2016 4:58 pm

      Hi, we thought it might encourage a more mindless style of automatic responding if the mask minimised encoding of the numbers. In retrospect it probably wasn’t necessary. Good luck IR

  4. Claire verity permalink
    June 7, 2016 1:48 pm

    Just heard your interview on you and yours on radio 4 . Although yrs was a short interview , You have such an incredible gift to convey you knowledge and I was hanging on to yr every word. I am an artist by profession and struggling with self confidence and belief in my self . I see you have many books published and wonder which one you would recommend I start with . Many thanks

  5. Flor O' Mahony permalink
    September 13, 2016 10:08 am

    Hi Professor Robertson. Heard part of your interview with Pat Kenny this morning, 13/9/16. The subject is facinating and I would love to buy your book. Is it available in most bookstores? In the meantime I will search online. Looking forward to it.
    Flor O’ Mahony.

  6. Mary Macdonald permalink
    December 31, 2016 5:02 am

    Hi there Ian. I heard your chat on RTÉ radio recently. 😎 It was so inspiring,funny,fascinating and a joy to hear. You have a gift in communication that hits the spot. I live in Sweden so listening to RTÉ brings me back home. You have chosen the right profession ,you make things easy for us to understand. When in Sweden do give me a shout.

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