READ BOOK ↠ Your Brain on Cubs: Inside the Heads of Players and Fans - by Dan Gordon

Your Brain on Cubs: Inside the Heads of Players and Fans By Dan Gordon,

  • Title: Your Brain on Cubs: Inside the Heads of Players and Fans
  • Author: Dan Gordon
  • ISBN: 9781932594287
  • Page: 343
  • Format: Hardcover
  • White Sox fans were overcome with euphoria when their beloved team won after eighty eight years of failure, and the long suffering Red Sox Nation finally received their vindication in 2004 Now the Cubs are the only cursed team left The team has repeatedly made the playoffs without ever winning the World Series for the last ninety nine years, and yet thousands who bleedWhite Sox fans were overcome with euphoria when their beloved team won after eighty eight years of failure, and the long suffering Red Sox Nation finally received their vindication in 2004 Now the Cubs are the only cursed team left The team has repeatedly made the playoffs without ever winning the World Series for the last ninety nine years, and yet thousands who bleed Cubbie blue pack Wrigley Field for every game The reasons why ardent sports fans in Chicago and around the world buy expensive game tickets and memorabilia, fill stadiums, and live and die by their team s fortunes is the subject of Your Brain on Cubs, an engaging study that delves into why sports engender such passionate emotions in us all A group of today s leading science writers and neuroscientists explore here the ways that our brain functions when we participate in sports as fans, athletes, and coaches, taking baseball as the quintessential sport for all three perspectives The contributors tackle such questions as How does a player hit a ninety mile per hour fastball when he barely has time to visually register it Why do fans remain devotedly loyal year after year And what allows them to believe in superstitions, such as a curse Other topics investigated in the book include how a ballplayer s brain changes as he gains experience and expertise, why there are a higher percentage of left handers in the major leagues compared to the general population, and the ethical implications of neurological performance enhancement An expertly written and thought provoking read, Your Brain on Cubs challenges us to reevaluate the nature of the sports fan and the athlete, revealing the scientific complexity underlying the seemingly black and white world of wins and losses.
    Your Brain on Cubs Inside the Heads of Players and Fans White Sox fans were overcome with euphoria when their beloved team won after eighty eight years of failure and the long suffering Red Sox Nation finally received their vindication in Now the Cub

    One thought on “Your Brain on Cubs: Inside the Heads of Players and Fans”

    1. Maybe since I m not a true north sider I can t really appreciate the suffering of cubs fans Maybe since I m relatively new to the cubs nation I don t truly fit with those that have suffered for decades for a Cubs championship Maybe because I love the Mariners and have other distractions I don t fit with this crew of Cub faithful.But why can t the Cubs win the series Just once Sheesh

    2. A book on the inner workings of the human brain as related to how a sports fan specifically a Cubs fan thinks, and how baseball players utilize their brain, written by people who study the brain for a livingA bit outside of my normal reading list material An interesting read, I now definitely know about the brain, but not enough to be qualified for brain surgery.

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