Perception and Peak Performance

By Gretchen Reynolds, The New York Times
Originally Published: Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Like many of us during March Madness, Jessica Witt is a college basketball fan. She is also a professor of psychology at Purdue University. Those interests converged recently at a Purdue basketball game, as she watched fans noisily try to distract the opposing players during free throws. The fans hooted, stomped and waved streamers — but it didn’t seem to have any effect on the outcome… Click here to read on


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