7 Things That Happen To Your Brain On Sports

From the book THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON SPORTS by executive editor at Sports Illustrated Jon L. Wertheim and experimental psychologist at Tufts University Sammuel Sommers.

  1. 1

    You fall prey to The Halo Effect.

  2. 2

    You stand up and cheer (even when the Knicks are having a losing season) in hopes of catching a low quality, oversized t-shirt from the t-shirt cannon.

  3. 3

    You think you’re disrespected or undervalued…even when you’re not.

  4. 4

    You root for the underdog.

  5. 5

    You put the coach in the hot seat.

  6. 6

    You perform better when you’re praised, but only when you’re praised in the right way.

  7. 7

    You remain painfully loyal to consistently losing teams.

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