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Head In The Game - The Mental Engineering of the World's Greatest Athletes

Brandon Sneed

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An intriguing blend of science and sports that explores how some of the worlds greatest athletes are utilizing the last frontier of performance-enhancing technology-the mental mapping and engineering of their own brains-for peak performance, and what it means for the future of athleticism, sports, and the rest of us. Moneyball showed how statistics were revolutionizing baseball. The Sports Gene revealed the role genetics play in sports. Now, Head in the Game examines the next evolution: how mental engineering-the manipulation of the cognitive processes of the brain-can make gifted athletes even better. For years, technology-from EEG (electroencephalogram) to fMRI (Functional magnetic resonance imaging) to video games, tablets, and personal data collection devices-have been used with soldiers to understand their physical and mental functioning. Touching on brain functionality vital to sports-both the "hard" (coordination, stimuli processing, functional memory, decision-making, load-processing) and the "soft" (emotion regulation, visualization, psychology, mindfulness)-this tech is now being adopted by scores of championship franchises and top athletes-including scrappy underdogs forced to innovate and elite players looking for an advantage. Star NFL quarterbacks Russell Wilson and Tom Brady, the NBA's Kyle Korver, and Olympic volleyball champion Kerri Walsh are using mental engineering to up their game. It's not luck that has transformed the San Antonio Spurs into a formidable force-it's science, Sneed demonstrates. As mental engineering becomes widespread-taking athletes who are already freaks of nature and making them better-the impact on the multi-billion dollar sports industry will be dramatic on players, managers, trainers, owners, and even fans. Interviewing athletes and coaches, visiting training camps and sports science firms, Brandon Sneed offers a firsthand, on-the-ground look at this exciting breakthrough that has the potential to transform to transform the game-and all our lives.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Nicholas Tecosky

Length:

10h 42m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:22


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

36:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

21:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

33:35


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

18:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

44:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

54:19


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:55


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

31:13


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

41:36


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

28:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

25:50


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:40


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

33:53


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

25:37


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

35:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

30:07


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:27


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

21:55


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

38:07


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

24:45


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

17:46


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:34


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

00:33