This Is Your Brain on Sports: The Science of Underdogs, the by L. Jon Wertheim,Sam Sommers PDF

By L. Jon Wertheim,Sam Sommers

ISBN-10: 0553447408

ISBN-13: 9780553447408

ISBN-10: 0553447424

ISBN-13: 9780553447422

This is Your mind on Sports is the e-book for activities lovers looking for a deeper figuring out of the video games they watch and the folk who play them.  Sports Illustrated government editor and bestselling writer L. Jon Wertheim groups up with Tufts psychologist Sam Sommers to take readers on a wild trip into the internal international of sports.  in the course of the prism of behavioral economics, neuroscience, and psychology, they show the hidden affects and mind-blowing cues that encourage and derail us—on the sector and within the stands—and by way of extension, in company board rooms, place of work settings, and our day-by-day lives. 

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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