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The Secret Lives of Sport Fans

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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.
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About the Author

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


Praise for Eric Simons: 'Hard to put down - Keeps the reader wanting more' San Francisco Chronicle [for Darwin Slept Here] 'Enthusiastic and entertaining - Makes clear the importance of place in Darwin's theory of evolution' Good Book Guide [for Darwin Slept Here] 'Bracingly fresh - nothing less than exhilarating' Michael Pollan [for Darwin Slept Here]

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