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Wednesday, 03 February 2016 10:11

Exploring the cognitive science of sports

This is Your Brain on Sports' engages and informs

We as a culture love sports and the men and women who play them. We are fascinated by the nature of competition; we make connections that become passionate lifelong commitments. We root for the home team and admire superstar performers.

But ... why?

That's the question that 'This is Your Brain on Sports: The Science of Underdogs, the Value of Rivalry, and What We Can Learn From the T-Shirt Cannon' (Crown Archetype, $26), by L. Jon Wertheim and Sam Sommers, attempts to answer. The book delves into the psychology of sporting participation, whether as a player or a fan.

Published in The Sports Edge

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