Head in the Game: The Mental Engineering of the World's Greatest Athletes

Head in the Game: The Mental Engineering of the World's Greatest Athletes

by Brandon Sneed


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062455932
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/28/2017
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 1,206,731
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Brandon Sneed is an author and journalist. He recently joined B/R Mag at Bleacher Report as a features writer. Previously, his stories have appeared in Outside, ESPN The Magazine, and more, and have twice been not-able selections in Best American Sports Writing. When Brandon’s not on the road, his home base is Greenville, North Carolina, where he lives with his wife, toddler son, the baby in his wife’s belly, and their two dogs, a Jack Russell Terrier and a half—Jack Russell half—pit bull. For news about Brandon’s work and events, or just to say hey, visit brandonsneed.com.

Table of Contents

Prologue: The Conspiracy 1

Part 1 The Mind

Chapter 1 Two Very Different Brains 13

Chapter 2 A Way Beyond the Labels 31

Chapter 3 "Holy Hell! This Is So Exciting!" 43

Chapter 4 Home of the Mind 61

Chapter 5 The Problem and Inevitable Death of Stigma 71

Chapter 6 New Ways to See Old Stuff 93

Part 2 The Body

Chapter 7 The Power of a Proper Breath 133

Chapter 8 Rule the Body, Rule the Mind 135

Chapter 9 This Is Your Brain on Drugs 151

Chapter 10 Shocking Potential 173

Chapter 11 A Delightful Hijacking 189

Part 3 The Craft

Chapter 12 The Phrase of Death 211

Chapter 13 Gaming the Brain 219

Chapter 14 Training Times One Hundred 237

Chapter 15 "And Shoot, It's Real!" 251

Chapter 16 Window to the Brain 271

Part 4 The Spirit

Chapter 17 Project Acheron 291

Chapter 18 Psyehedelica 303

Chapter 19 Deprivation 333

Epilogue The Results 337

Acknowledgments 347

Notes and Sources 351

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