This is your brain on sports : the science of underdogs, the value of rivalry, and what we can learn from the t-shirt cannon / L. Jon Wertheim and Sam Sommers.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: In this irresistible narrative romp, Wertheim and Sommers usher us from professional football to the NBA to Grand Slam tennis, from the psychology of athletes self-handicapping their performance in the boxing ring or the World Series, to an explanation of why even the glimpse of a finish line can lift us beyond ordinary physical limits. They explore why Tom Brady and other starting NFL quarterbacks allseem to look like fashion models; why fans of teams like the Cubs, Mets, and any franchise from Cleveland love rooting for a loser; why the best players make the worst coaches; why hockey goons (and fans) would rather fight at home than on the road; and why the arena t-shirt cannon has something to teach us about human nature. --Publisher
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-270) and index.
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    • ISBN:
      9780553447408
      0553447408
    • Accession Number:
      2015021731
    • Accession Number:
      935692452
    • Accession Number:
      ccp.975939
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      WERTHEIM, L. J.; SOMMERS, S. This is your brain on sports : the science of underdogs, the value of rivalry, and what we can learn from the t-shirt cannon. First edition. [s. l.]: Crown Archetype, 2016. ISBN 9780553447408. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05846a&AN=ccp.975939. Acesso em: 29 fev. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Wertheim LJ, Sommers S. This Is Your Brain on Sports : The Science of Underdogs, the Value of Rivalry, and What We Can Learn from the t-Shirt Cannon. First edition. Crown Archetype; 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05846a&AN=ccp.975939. Accessed February 29, 2020.
    • APA:
      Wertheim, L. J., & Sommers, S. (2016). This is your brain on sports : the science of underdogs, the value of rivalry, and what we can learn from the t-shirt cannon (First edition.). Crown Archetype.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Wertheim, L. Jon, and Sam Sommers. 2016. This Is Your Brain on Sports : The Science of Underdogs, the Value of Rivalry, and What We Can Learn from the t-Shirt Cannon. First edition. Crown Archetype. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05846a&AN=ccp.975939.
    • Harvard:
      Wertheim, L. J. and Sommers, S. (2016) This is your brain on sports : the science of underdogs, the value of rivalry, and what we can learn from the t-shirt cannon. First edition. Crown Archetype. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05846a&AN=ccp.975939 (Accessed: 29 February 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Wertheim, LJ & Sommers, S 2016, This is your brain on sports : the science of underdogs, the value of rivalry, and what we can learn from the t-shirt cannon, First edition., Crown Archetype, viewed 29 February 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Wertheim, L.Jon, and Sam Sommers. This Is Your Brain on Sports : The Science of Underdogs, the Value of Rivalry, and What We Can Learn from the t-Shirt Cannon. First edition., Crown Archetype, 2016. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05846a&AN=ccp.975939.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Wertheim, L. Jon, and Sam Sommers. This Is Your Brain on Sports : The Science of Underdogs, the Value of Rivalry, and What We Can Learn from the t-Shirt Cannon. First edition. Crown Archetype, 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05846a&AN=ccp.975939.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Wertheim LJ, Sommers S. This is your brain on sports : the science of underdogs, the value of rivalry, and what we can learn from the t-shirt cannon [Internet]. First edition. Crown Archetype; 2016 [cited 2020 Feb 29]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05846a&AN=ccp.975939