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The Performance Cortex - How Neuroscience is Redefining Athletic Genius (Paperback) Loot Price: R298
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The Performance Cortex - How Neuroscience is Redefining Athletic Genius (Paperback): Zach Schonbrun

The Performance Cortex - How Neuroscience is Redefining Athletic Genius (Paperback)

Zach Schonbrun

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Why couldn't Michael Jordan, master athlete that he was, hit a baseball? Why can't modern robotics come close to replicating the dexterity of a five-year-old? Why do good quarterbacks always seem to know where their receivers are? In this deeply researched book, Sports and Business reporter Zach Schonbrun explores what actually drives human movement and its spectacular potential. The groundbreaking work of two neuroscientists in Major League Baseball is only the beginning. Schonbrun traces the fascinating history of motor research and details how new investigations in the brain are helping explain the extraordinary skills of talented performers like Stephen Curry, Tom Brady, Serena Williams, and Lionel Messi; as well as musical virtuosos, dancers, rock climbers, race-car drivers, and more. Whether it is timing a 95-mph fastball or reaching for a coffee mug, movement requires extraordinary computation that many take for granted - until now. The Performance Cortex ushers in a new way of thinking about the athletic gifts we strain to see in our cavernous arenas. It's not about the million-dollar arm anymore. It's about the million-dollar brain.

General

Imprint: Arena Sport
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: July 2018
Authors: Zach Schonbrun
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 24mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 282
ISBN-13: 978-1-909715-65-3
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > Leisure
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Life sciences: general issues > Neurosciences
Books > Computing & IT > Applications of computing > Artificial intelligence > General
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Sports training & coaching > Sports psychology
LSN: 1-909715-65-4
Barcode: 9781909715653

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