How does the human brain allow a player to hit a blazing fastball, almost before he has time to react to it? What keeps fans loyal?
Your Brain on Cubs centers on America's pastime but draws in other sports as well for an intriguing examination of talent and triumph on the field and devotion in the stands.
©2008 Dan Gordon; (P)2008 Dana Press
"The essays are straightforward, entertaining and likely to provoke many barroom debates." (Publishers Weekly)
"This is for all curious readers intrigued by the intersection of baseball and the sciences and in exploring old topics in new ways." (Library Journal)
"Readers of this book will learn much and be entertained." (Ben Carson, Sr., M.D., Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions)
The author compares studies in the human psyche to why people love the Chicago Cubs. A quirky, scientific, humorous way to describe why people enjoy a losing team. Though some parts of the scientifc theory can be a bit long and drawn out, overall, it's a unique way to get into the brain behind hardcore fans and how a losing team continues to thrive through the same fans.
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