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

25A
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.
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More information about my guest:
http://www.ase.tufts.edu/psychology/sommerslab/people/
http://brainonsports.com/
http://www.si.com/si-this-is-your-brain-on-sports-podcast

Other links:
http://perceptionaction.com/why/
http://perceptionaction.com/recommended/

More information:
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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