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What is happening to our brains when we watch an exhilarating match? Why are fans so loyal to their team? Journalist Eric Simons explores the psychology behind the love of the game. Attending neuroscience conferences, talking to psychologists, scientists and fans, He sets out to discover what it is that makes sport so strangely compelling. Exploring the psychology and social role of sport, The Secret Lives of Sports Fans will appeal to readers of Kate Fox, and anyone who finds themselves addicted to sporting spectacle or the ups and downs of their team.

The secret lives of sports fans - Eric Simons

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Title
The secret lives of sports fans - the science of sports obsession
Author
Eric Simons
format
Hardback
Publisher
Duckworth Overlook
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20130620

What is happening to our brains when we watch an exhilarating match? Why are fans so loyal to their team? Journalist Eric Simons explores the psychology behind the love of the game. Attending neuroscience conferences, talking to psychologists, scientists and fans, He sets out to discover what it is that makes sport so strangely compelling. Exploring the psychology and social role of sport, The Secret Lives of Sports Fans will appeal to readers of Kate Fox, and anyone who finds themselves addicted to sporting spectacle or the ups and downs of their team.

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Eric Simons graduated with a Masters in environmental and science journalism in 2008. He has contributed to the San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times and other publications. His first book, Darwin Slept Here, a historical biography of Charles Darwins four-year journey in South America, was published to acclaim in 2009.

Hard to put down. Keeps the reader wanting more
San Francisco Chronicle [review of Darwin Slept Here]

Enthusiastic and entertaining. Makes clear the importance of place in Darwins theory of evolution
Good Book Guide [review of Darwin Slept Here]

Bracingly fresh Nothing less than exhilarating
Michael Pollan [review of Darwin Slept Here]

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Sports spectators - Psychology.|Sports - Social aspects.
Country of Publication
New York (State)
Number of Pages
320

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