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The performance cortex : how neuroscience is redefining athletic genius, Zach Schonbrun

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The performance cortex : how neuroscience is redefining athletic genius
Title
The performance cortex
Title remainder
how neuroscience is redefining athletic genius
Statement of responsibility
Zach Schonbrun
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Language
eng
Summary
"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 aparatus, 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"--
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Schonbrun, Zach
Dewey number
612/.044
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC1236.N47
LC item number
S36 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WL 102
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  • Sports
  • Athletes
  • Neurophysiology
  • Cerebral cortex
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The performance cortex : how neuroscience is redefining athletic genius, Zach Schonbrun
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Publication
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Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
on1000287960
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 341 pages
Isbn
9781101986332
Lccn
2017048817
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781101986332
  • (OCoLC)1000287960
Label
The performance cortex : how neuroscience is redefining athletic genius, Zach Schonbrun
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
on1000287960
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 341 pages
Isbn
9781101986332
Lccn
2017048817
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781101986332
  • (OCoLC)1000287960

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