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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Beach reads: Top books to read this summer | Axios

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Each Friday in Axios PM this summer, Mike Allen, Co-founder of Axios, sharing a book he just finished, or am excited to start. Check out the books he had read below, and sign up for Axios PM to get my picks for the rest of the season delivered directly to your inbox. 

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"The Performance Cortex: How Neuroscience Is Redefining Athletic Genius," by Zach Schonbrun, one of the most refreshing bylines in the N.Y. Times sports pages (Dutton):
  • "All my life I had admired athletes, fantasized about being one myself. ... All my life I had focused on the body. I realized now that my attention had been amiss." So the book focuses on "how the motor system produces the performances we watch and adore."
  • Dive in for "Why We Have a Brain" ... "Why Stephen Curry Is a Genius" ... "The Intelligence in Our Skin" ... "How Tom Brady Won Super Bowl LI" (spoiler: "the brain's inherent GPS") ... "A Paralyzed Man Who Moved."
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Source: Axios