Wednesday, February 1, 2012

This Is Your Brain on Sports

"What your eyes see, your brain plays — as best it can, which is, of course, as variable as our actual playing and living." More.

In honor of Superbowl weekend, and in honor of the UAlbany home team, the New York Giants, we offer you a recent article in Grantland on the neuroscience of watching sports by Le Anne Schreiber, former New York Times sports editor (the first woman to hold that position) and former ESPN ombudsman.

A friend of the Institute and upstate resident, Schreiber has twice participated in the Visiting Writers Series, has served as Visiting Writer in the UAlbany English Department, and is the past instructor of a Writers Institute Community Writing Workshop in nonfiction.