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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 | Read by Keith Szarabajka

Contemporary Culture • 8.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2011

The authors peel back the layers of science underlying so many aspects of sports, using various analyses and data. Narrator Keith Szarabajka describes the action, so to speak, in a comfortable tone. When someone is quoted, he shifts into a generic imitation, which fits the bill here, separating the authors’ words from the well-placed quotes from athletes. What’s covered is a myriad of topics: how emotional decisions are made, whether quarterbacks really are the best-looking players on a team, sexual mores and sports, and why crowds go crazy over the ever-popular T-shirt cannon. It’s a good listen for anyone who wants to delve into the scientific and psychological side of sports beyond the diagrams of Xs and Os. M.B. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2016]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2016

DD ISBN 9780399566936 $20.00

 

Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2016

DD ISBN 9780399566943 $76.00

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