October 6, 2011

Basketball 'Hot Hand' Might Be Real

Science Daily, Science Daily


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When an athlete consistently does well, sports commentators may describe them as being "hot" or "on fire." Scientists have debunked these streaks as being in the eye of the beholder, but a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers supports the "hot hand" phenomenon: that a streak of positive outcomes is likely to continue.

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TAGGED: Statistics, Basketball, Psychology

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