Unraveling the Athletic Brain

by Allison Brager



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/10/2015

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 218
ISBN : 9781490864457
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 218
ISBN : 9781490864440
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 218
ISBN : 9781490864433

About the Book

Meathead bridges scientific discoveries with athletic anecdotes to unravel the neuroscience of exercise for the jock, gym rat, and sports nut. This is one of few popular science books that strictly focuses on exercise and athletic performance at the level of the brain. This book also serves as inspirational reading for the “pre-determined” couch potato by showing how easy it is for the brain to positively crave exercise and the short- and long-term benefits of exercise for brain health and function. For athletes and coaches, this book provides unique perspectives for enhancing athletic performance and recovery.

About the Author

Dr. Allison Brager is a neuroscientist and science educator by day and an athlete and coach by night. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Brown University and a Doctorate in Physiology from Kent State University. Dr. Brager’s research focuses on the physiology and genetics of sleep and behavior. She actively publishes in biomedical journals and has been featured in the media. Beyond the laboratory and classroom, Dr. Brager is a Crossfit® athlete and former Division I collegiate athlete who has competed in international competitions televised on ESPN networks.