Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

Compendium of interesting bits I come across, with an occasional IMHO

How to perform better at sports

Simple trick worth trying.  From The Globe and Mail, September 21, 2012:

Don’t clutch … clench. You’ll per­form so much bet­ter

DAVE MCGINN
The Globe and Mail Metro (Ontario Edition)
September 21, 2012

The next time you’re about to shoot a penalty kick with only sec­onds left on the clock, or need to smash a cross-court win­ner to fi­nally beat the ten­nis part­ner who al­ways bests you, con­sider this: Re­searchers may have dis­cov­ered a sim­ple way to help you avoid chok­ing un­der pres­sure.

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April 3, 2013 Posted by | brain, neuroscience | , | Leave a comment