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Recipe for a “Hot Hand” During March Madness

SwishIt is March Madness and basketball enthusiasts are in hog heaven with a seemingly endless schedule of games that range from blow outs to squeakers, often with  incredible displays of athleticism and talent.  The player who develops the “hot hand” is a wonder to behold.  It is as though anything he or she puts in the air is going through the rim, leaving fans in wonder and disbelief.  How did they do that?!!!

Kevin Barry of WAER Sports at Syracuse University put that question to two sport psychologists– Dr. Jack Lesyk and Dr. Charlie Brown (yours truly)– and produced an engaging story on how a player develops a shooting streak. Spoiler alert:  The physical abilities are already there, it is what goes on between the ears that makes the difference.

Here’s the link to Barry’s audio broadcast: CLICK HERE

Let me know what you think…

Dr. Charlie

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