- Watching Soccer Increases Hormone Levels
Both testosterone and cortisol levels increased for Spaniards who watched as Spain beat Holland during the 2010 World Cup. In this study, they analyzed the psychobiological response of men and women watching sports- when the competition’s outcome, victory ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 26 2012 - 5:44pm
- Even Amateur Boxing Can Cause Brain Damage
You likely knew that professional boxing causes brain damage but a new study shows it is more than just an assumption, even about amateurs. Researchers analyzing 30 top-level Swedish boxers found changes in brain fluids after bouts, which indicates nerve c ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 27 2012 - 10:58pm
- Sports Leads To Advanced Civilization
The so-called 'reality-based community' hates popular culture, unless they like it ironically. Sports most of all. But, argues George Washington University Professor of Anthropology Jeffrey P. Blomster, the ballgame is associated with the rise ...
Article - News Staff - May 9 2012 - 1:21pm
- Why Do Athletes Sometimes Choke When The Pressure Is On?
Athletes sometimes 'choke'- succumb to pressure and underperform- in key situations. How can an athlete be among the top 1,000 participants in the world at a task and be paralyzed by situations in a game they play with expertise? Choking happens ...
Article - News Staff - May 11 2012 - 1:15pm
- Olympic Swimming: Which Stroke Works Better, Sculling Or Deep Catch?
The two most common swimming strokes used by athletes training for the Olympic Games either pull the swimmer through the water like a boat paddle or whirl to the side like a propeller. Which arm motion works best is a big argument among elite swimmers and ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 20 2012 - 7:30am
- The Olympic Medal Results Forecast
Can anyone accurately forecast the result of the London Olympics while they are a week away? Even more daring, can they forecast results without in depth knowledge of athlete training? Economists at Ruhr-Universität Bochum are taking a shot at it and, if i ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 25 2012 - 9:19pm
- Did The Scottish Invent Golf?
Want to get in a fight in Scotland? Okay, just about anything will get you into a fight in Scotland but if you want a guaranteed way to get a headbutt and then kicked when you are on the ground, tell them they did not invent golf, the world's most fru ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 31 2012 - 4:30am
- Smooth Patch Effect: Freddy Garcia Pitch Leads To New Physics Hypothesis
An April 29, 2011, a low split-finger fastball thrown by Yankees right-handed pitcher Freddy Garcia inspired a whole science study. ...
Blog Post - Hank Campbell - Aug 13 2012 - 7:13pm
- Punching From The Brain: The White Matter Of Black Belts
Everyone talks about punches to the brain but not as much research goes into the neuroscience of sports punishment delivery systems.' Researchers from Imperial College London and University College London are taking their shot at it. They took brain ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 15 2012 - 12:59pm
- Duck Drugs: The Science Of Melky Cabrera
San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera, coming off an an All-Star Game MVP award, had unusually high testosterone levels to go along with his.346 batting average and 11 home runs. These are not the days of Steve Howe (1), when baseball could try to ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Aug 21 2012 - 4:05pm