The Performance Cortex: How Neuroscience Is Redefining Athletic Genius

The Performance Cortex: How Neuroscience Is Redefining Athletic Genius

By: Schonbrun, Zach

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“A must-read for the cerebral sports fan…like Moneyball except nerdier. Much nerdier.” --Sports Illustrated Why couldn't Michael Jordan, master athlete that he was, crush 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? On a quest to discover what actually drives human movement and its spectacular potential, journalist, sports writer, and fan Zach Schonbrun interviewed experts on motor control around the world. The trail begins with the groundbreaking work of two neuroscientists in Major League Baseball who are upending the traditional ways scouts evaluate the speed with which great players read a pitch. Across all sports, new theories and revolutionary technology are revealing how the brain's motor control system works in extraordinary talented athletes like Stephen Curry, Tom Brady, Serena Williams, and Lionel Messi; as well as musical virtuosos, dancers, rock climbers, race-car drivers, and more.

Title: The Performance Cortex: How Neuroscience Is Redefining Athletic Genius

Author: Schonbrun, Zach

Categories: Psychology & Psychiatry, Reference,

Publisher: USA, E P Dutton: 04/17/2018

ISBN/UPC Number: 1101986336

ISBN/UPC Number 13: 9781101986332

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Type: Hardcover

Size: 9.50 H x 1.50 D x 6.25 W inches

Seller ID: 9781101986332

Keywords: The Performance Cortex,