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The performance cortex : how neuroscience is redefining athletic genius

Author: Zach Schonbrun
Publisher: New York, New York : Dutton, [2018]
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"Athletic genius. All the sports journalists in the world can't explain it. Why was Michael Jordan so good? Was it just his joints and muscles? Did he just eat better breakfasts? Zach Schonbrun delivers a groundbreaking new perspective on the science of elite sporting performance. In the course of his work as a sports and business reporter at The New York Times, Zach Schonbrun came upon the research of two young
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Schonbrun, Zach.
Performance cortex.
New York, New York : Dutton, [2018]
(DLC) 2017050826
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zach Schonbrun
ISBN: 9781101986332 1101986336 9781101986356 1101986352
OCLC Number: 1000287960
Description: viii, 341 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Decervo : "how can you think and hit at the same time?" --
The movement chauvinist : why we have a brain --
The motor hunter : why Stephen Curry is a genius --
"From mind to muscle" : how the motor cortex was found --
The neurotech space : out of the lab --
Searching for the motor engram : the intelligence in our skin --
Embodied expertise : watch and learn --
The body in space : how Tom Brady won Super Bowl LI --
A paralyzed man who moved : the future of movement.
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"Athletic genius. All the sports journalists in the world can't explain it. Why was Michael Jordan so good? Was it just his joints and muscles? Did he just eat better breakfasts? Zach Schonbrun delivers a groundbreaking new perspective on the science of elite sporting performance. In the course of his work as a sports and business reporter at The New York Times, Zach Schonbrun came upon the research of two young entrepreneurial neuroscientists working on the neural profiles of athletes performing what is famously considered the hardest task in sport: hitting a baseball. They had developed their own brain measuring apparatus, which provided data suggesting a revolution in how we think about athletic ability. How well your brain controls your body--your motor control--is what matters most. Following this story led to the work of a band of researchers around the world, the "motor hunters," and the most important book on sports since Moneyball. Those first two researchers that Schonbrun met are now under contract to major league baseball teams. 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? Why are tennis stars math geniuses? And why do all animals have brains in the first place?In this wide-ranging and deeply researched book, Schonbrun investigates the keys to what actually drives human movement and its spectacular potential. New explorations in the brain help explain the extraordinary skills that set apart talented performers like Stephen Curry, Peyton Manning, Roger Federer, Bryce Harper, Jordan Spieth, racing superstar Lewis Hamilton, ballet prodigy Misty Copeland, and international soccer star Neymar; as well as musical virtuosos like world-class string players, keyboardists, and drummers; and even Paralympic gold medalist Rudy Garcia-Tolson. The understanding of the human body in motion--running, swinging, strumming, driving--remains one of the most fascinating scientific pursuits. Sports franchises are now beginning to recognize that it is the brain, not just the mechanics of the body, that powers most of the athletic gifts we strain to see in our cavernous arenas. Grasping those golden gifts, going from good to great, requires more than understanding the ten-thousand-hour rule. It requires a new way of thinking about expert performers. It's not about the million-dollar arm anymore. It's about the million-dollar brain"--

Why couldn't Michael Jordan, master athlete that he was, hit a baseball? Why do good quarterbacks always seem to know where their receivers are? Why are tennis stars math geniuses? Schonbrun investigates the keys to what actually drives human movement and its spectacular potential. Schonbrun delivers a new perspective on the science of elite sporting performance. New understanding of the human body in motion-- running, swinging, strumming, driving-- is beginning to reveal that it is the brain, not just the mechanics of the body, that powers most athletic gifts. -- adapted from publisher info.

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