Sunday, January 16, 2011

Placebo Effect in Athletes

Did you ever wonder if one athlete's play can rub off on another? What about a player's habits? Well we know that habits and playing style can effect future generations, see Allen Iverson and Derick Rose, but can a athlete effect other athletes of the same generation, playing at the same time? Turns out the answer is yes. I was encouraged after reading the book, The Undisputed History of Basketball by FreeDarko, to post this article which tracks the use of the arm sleeve in the NBA in 2008. Turns out AI did influence his competitors.

[ Psychology Today ]

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