There was so much interesting stuff that wouldn’t fit into this post I did for Wired.com’s Playbook blog about how teams are using brain training to help with reaction time and decision making. One of the best quotes came from clinical sports psychologist Dr. John Sullivan, who described a quarterback’s pre-snap calculations this way:
If you had to really break down what they do, it’s higher-level math, And it’s done in hundredths of seconds. They’re doing trigonometry, geometry. They’re working that out and they can’t think about that. It has to move in synchronicity.