Episode from the podcastThe Perception & Action Podcast

25A– Interview with Sam Sommers, Tufts University, This is Your Brain on Sports

Released Thursday, 14th April 2016
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A discussion with Sam Sommers, Associate Professor of Psychology from Tufts University and co-author of the recently released book, This is Your Brain on Sports: The Science of Underdogs, the Value of Rivalry, and What We Can Learn from the T-Shirt Cannon. We discuss topics including why great athletes don’t always make for great coaches, whether all kids should be getting trophies, and how sports often mirrors our everyday lives.

More information about my guest:

http://www.ase.tufts.edu/psychology/sommerslab/peo…

http://brainonsports.com/

http://www.si.com/si-this-is-your-brain-on-sports-…

Other links:

http://perceptionaction.com/why/

http://perceptionaction.com/recommended/

 

More information:

http://perceptionaction.com/

My Research Gate Page (pdfs of my articles)

My ASU Web page

Podcast Facebook page (videos, pics, etc)

Twitter: @Shakeywaits

Email: robgray@asu.edu

Credits:

The Flamin' Groovies - Shake Some Action

Lo Fi is Hi Fi - I’m on a Talk Show

Mark Lanegan - Saint Louis Elegy

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