By L. Jon Wertheim,Sam Sommers
during this impossible to resist narrative romp, Wertheim and Sommers usher us from expert soccer to the NBA to Grand Slam tennis, from the psychology of athletes self-handicapping their functionality within the boxing ring or the area sequence, to a proof of why even the glimpse of a end line can carry us past traditional actual limits. They discover why Tom Brady and different beginning NFL quarterbacks all seem to appear like style types; why lovers of groups just like the Cubs, Mets, and any franchise from Cleveland love rooting for a loser; why the simplest avid gamers make the worst coaches; why hockey goons (and enthusiasts) might particularly struggle at domestic than at the street; and why the world t-shirt cannon has anything to educate us approximately human nature.
briefly, this booklet is an unique and thought-provoking trip into how psychology and behavioral technology collide with the universe of wins-and-losses, training adjustments, underdogs, and competition games.
— Boston Globe, most sensible Books of 2016, Sports
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This Is Your Brain on Sports: The Science of Underdogs, the Value of Rivalry, and What We Can Learn from the T-Shirt Cannon by L. Jon Wertheim,Sam Sommers