Your Brain on Cubs

Your Brain on Cubs, edited by Dan Gordon.

Hey Sportsfans, do ya wanna know what neuro-scientists think about baseball? This is the book. There are some good chapters, and some bad chapters. A complication about neuroscience and baseball.

I liked “Developing Talent” by Scott Grafton. Moral…to get good, takes about 10,000 hours of practice that “needs to be smart and tailored to the individual’s level of skill to maximize effective learning.”  Note, video games are really good a doing this, raising each level of difficulty just a bit.

“Risks and Asterisks” by Bennett Foddy, discusses neurological enhancements. It asks why do we require athletes to be pharmacologically pure, when their job is to entertain and push the limits of the human body.

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