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Eye-beam believers – numbers perhaps not as high as previously thought (new study)
Eye-beam believers – numbers perhaps not as high as previously thought (new study) ● According to a new study from the Graziano Lab at Princeton University, US, there has been a sharp drop in the number of US college students who believe that some form of invisible beams are emitted form peoples’ eyes when they look at something (k.a. extramission). Their research suggests that ... [ click to read full item ]
Sports Celebration Injuries – update
Sports Celebration Injuries – update ● If you thought that ‘Score Celebration Injuries’ (SCIs) were restricted to soccer players – think again. A 2017 report in The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 57(3 ): 267-71, reviews the medical literature on the subject, reporting that of the 62 SCIs that they found, only 22 involved ... [ click to read full item ]
Postulating a mathematical definition of excitement (study)
Postulating a mathematical definition of excitement (study) ● Can there be a mathematical definition of excitement? Within the realm of sports at least (particularly tennis) an attempt has been made to find out. Dr Graham Pollard BSc, MSC, PhD of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Canberra, Australia, has written, in the Journal of Sports Analytics, ... [ click to read full item ]

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