Friday, August 15, 2008

Basketball Connections

Many thanks to freelance writer David Friedman for taking the time to write about MIT basketball and aspects involved in the psychology of performance.

Check out the two separate articles here:

David’s blog at 20 Second Timout

SLAM Online - Athletic Intelligence

Also, TrueHoop reported an article from Newsweek about the brain-body connection (originally in Nature) in athletes that ties into research about mental imagery and its effect on athletes. In my doctoral dissertation, I found that the higher rated basketball players in the study were also more effective kinesthetic imagers – meaning they can sense action in their bodies and on the court before it occurs.


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