So, my main sport is dressage, and one of the main (independent!) news sites had a very interesting article posted about Natural Bias in sports judging, and how judging complex movements (such as figure skating, gymnastics or dressage) is simply too hard for the brain without using any kind of prior bias or knowledge. The guest article is a written by a researcher in sports psychology, Inga Wolframm, and I thought it was very enlightening, and applicable to Figure Skating as well. Enjoy! http://www.eurodressage.com/equestrian/2010/11/04/natural-bias-hidden-controversy-judging-sports Reading the article, do you think figure skating judging could be made more simple? How? I don't have a firm enough grasp on all the teknik stuff to have any ideas. I also wondered if the judges can see each other marks/screens sitting that close in competition?