The Secret Lives of Sports Fans
The Science of Sports Obsession
By Eric Simons
Overlook Press, Hardcover, 9781590208649, 320pp.
Publication Date: April 4, 2013
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Through reading the literature and attending neuroscience conferences, talking to fans, psychologists, and scientists, and working through his issues as part of a collaboration with the NPR science program "RadioLab, " Eric Simons hoped to find an answer that would explain why the attractive force of this relationship with treasured sports teams is so great that we can't leave it.