Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Entertaining, even for a non-sports fan

3 stars
This is Your Brain on Sports: The Science of Underdogs, the Value of Rivalry, and What We Can Learn from the T-shirt Cannon by L. Jon Wertheim and Sam Sommers

It is not news that our world is sports crazy and sports driven.

I admit I am not a fan of every sport. Yet, I sought to read this book in order to gain a deeper understanding of the phenomenon and power sports has over people. And this book seeks to explain that through psychological, behavioral, and neuroscience studies and experiments. I especially enjoyed the science behind the T-shirt cannon thrill, the need for rivals, and the fascination of underdogs.

Overall, this book is interesting and entertaining, even for a non-sports fan. However, I found some chapters a bit graphic and blushing.

*I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this unbiased review.