The Performance Cortex: How Neuroscience Is Redefining


  • Format Kindle
  • The Performance Cortex: How Neuroscience Is Redefining Athletic Genius
  • Zach Schonbrun
  • Anglais
  • 19 June 2016
  • 1101986336

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The Performance Cortex: How Neuroscience Is Redefining Athletic Genius Advance Praise for The Performance CortexA must read for the cerebral sports fanlike Moneyball except nerdier Much nerdier Sports IllustratedAxios Leadoff Beach ReadFans of sport science sport psychology robotics and neuroscience will find this to be informative and inspiring Library JournalA revealing tour of the minds of winning athletesReaders interested in the applications of neuroscience to everyday life will find plenty of value hereKirkus ReviewsPoised to guide the sophisticated sports fan in such examination Schonbrun lucidly explains the fascinating new world of neuroathletics The stereotype of the dumb jock may not survive this explosive jolt BooklistOne of the most intriguing aspects of elite sports is that the athletes themselves have no idea how they do much of what they do because it occurs beneath their conscious awareness Schonbruns deep dive into the cutting edge science of human movement gives the reader X ray vision or really fMRI vision into the brains of the worlds greatest performers It will enthrall anyone who has watched a sporting event and asked How do they do that David Epstein author of the New York Times bestseller The Sports GeneTo use a voguish sports catchphrase The Performance Cortexis next level Weve heard a lot about mental toughness and hard wiring for success but now Zach Schonbrun reveals the latest science on how elite athletic feats are actually accomplished Fans will understand the genius behind all sportsclearly after reading this book And they can with pleasure Schonbrun has mastered the art of writing gracefully about denseand potential groundbreakingmaterial L Jon Wertheim executive editor of Sports Illustratedand coauthor of This is Your Brain on Sportsand ScorecastingZach Schonbruns The Performance Cortexis full of insight into the next wave of athletic training the relationship between the mind and the body and the cutting edge neuroscience that seeks to explore and exploit this interaction to create better athletes This accessible account will leave every reader wishing they had known all this beforeGlenn Stout author and series coeditor of The Best American Sports WritingThe brain is the last untapped resource for athletes the final frontier for sports analytics Zach Schonbruns riveting look inside of how players minds truly work and how that knowledge is being used to reimagine the games we play fires with the efficiency and efficacy of a synapseJeff Passan national baseball columnist for Yahoo Sports and author of the New York Times bestseller The ArmA must read for the cerebral sports fanlike Moneyball except nerdier Much nerdierSports IllustratedWhy 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 uarterbacks always seem to know where their receivers are On a uest 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 andWhether it is timing a mph fastball or reaching for a coffee mug movement reuires a complex suite of computations that many take for granted until they read The Performance Cortex Zach Schonbrun ushers in a new way of thinking about the athletic gifts we marvel over and seek to develop in our own livesIt s not about the million dollar arm any It s about the million dollar brain


About the Author: Zach Schonbrun

En tant u’auteur connu certains de ses livres fascinent les lecteurs comme dans le livre The Performance Cortex How Neuroscience Is Redefining Athletic Genius ui est l’un des lecteurs les plus recherchés Zach Schonbrun auteurs dans le monde