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The Psychology, Neuroscience, and Pure Magic of Being Killer in the Clutch

Down three in the final seconds of Game 5 during the Western Conference semifinals, James Harden juked left and then went right, burning past Manu Ginobili and then pulling up for the open three—and he got stuffed. Ginobili’s hand came from behind him like the Angel of Death. Game over. Clutch. Clutch like
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The Baseball Player and His Broken Brain

  This is not a story I wanted to put into print, but leaving it out would feel dishonest.When my hunt for This Stuff began about three years ago, it was personal, and many people only opened up after they heard some of my story. It seemed to unlock an unspoken trust. If this guy’s...
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The Performance Enhancer For Your Brain: How Elite Athletes are Using EEG to Get a Mental Edge

Many thanks to Sports Illustrated for running this excerpt from Head in the Game. It’s about how great athletes are using EEG technology to study and train their brains, much like they use film, personal trainers, and the like the study and train their bodies and their skills. Beyond their sports, too, it is having profound...
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Steph Curry’s Secrets to Success

Brain Training, Float Tanks, and Strobe Goggles for B/R Mag at Bleacher Report (a Head in the Game Excerpt)
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Head in the Game launch party

  Head in the Game (Dey Street Books) is my first book from a big publisher. It comes out on Feb. 28. Thus, a party. If you’re reading this, you’re invited, however you happened to stumble across it. Said party shall take place at the Carolina Ale House in Greenville, North Carolina–my hometown!–on Friday, March...
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Books I Read to Figure Out the Brain

When I started working on Head in the Game, I knew next to nothing about the real science of the brain. Biology and science were my least favorite subjects throughout school; I slept through the one biology class I was required to take in undergrad. So when it came to understanding the brain and how...
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The Daily Dawn Shot

Or, my new goal for 2017—taking a picture of the sunrise every morning and uploading it to Instagram—and why.
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Deleting Twitter and Facebook

As a belated Christmas gift to myself I am deleting Facebook and Twitter from my phone for at least three weeks. Twenty-one days. The time it takes to break and build habits. Call it an experiment. Starts yesterday, Jan. 2. My goal: Make it 21 days without downloading the apps back onto my phone. My...
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Head in the Game and Beyond: Welcome to the Ride

Many of the athletes and scientists featured in Head in the Game say that what they are doing has the potential to change the world. I am generally averse to such grandiose claims, but in this case, they are more right than they are wrong. I am humbled and awed by the work being done in the...
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Introducing Head In The Game

My new book has a full title, official description, and, to my immense gratitude, some very nice things said about it by other, smarter, more successful people who seem to have enjoyed it.
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