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Music Speed and Exercise

Monday, July 14th, 2014

self care, exerciseIf you’re like us, you try to exercise to improve your health and fitness. Maybe you’ve tried one of our least favorite exercises: the dreaded plank. In this form of torture, you face down and balance on your toes and elbows, keeping your trunk rigid and horizontal, suspended above the ground for a specified period of time (Dave can manage 60 seconds).

It’s so excruciating that we’re always trying to figure out how to make the time pass quicker while we do planks. For years, researchers and marketers have known that playing music in waiting rooms can make visitors feel like time is passing faster. So listening to music while you do planks would probably make them (slightly) more bearable.

Introducing Sports on the Couch

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

Introducing Sports on the Couch

Have you ever watched a great game, then tuned into a sports talk radio the next day to hear all the analysis of the game? Many people have, and it’s great fun listening to commentators and experts talk about their perspective on the game.

That perspective is often limited to a discussion of strategy and personalities, without a lot of psychological insight. Have you ever wondered, What drives a player to play great one game and then bring a less-than-stellar performance the next three? Why do some star athletes seem to be laid back, while others are serious?

And what brings fans to follow one sport and care less about another? What drives fans in certain cities to be so rabidly supportive of their home teams, while fans in other cities seem like they could care less?

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