Why do you mess up when it matters the most—and how can you perform your best instead?

Linking body and mind closer than ever before, CHOKE provides counterintuitive revelations about intelligence and performance. Packed with practical advice about ways to not choke in high-pressure situations, this book will have you succeeding brilliantly when it matters most.

Choke is required reading for anyone who has to perform under pressure. Beilock takes you on a riveting tour of the science of success, with an insider's insights into what it means for the real-world challenges of business, sports, and education. Beilock gives you the tools to make your brain choke-proof and rise to any challenge.
- Kelly McGonigal, PhD, author of Yoga for Pain Relief and The Science of Willpower
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Why do the best athletes NOT always make the best coaches?

We always think of the mind telling the body what to do, but the communication goes the other way too, from the body to the mind. "How The Body Knows Its Mind" is about how our body and our surroundings affect how we think, learn, and behave. Simple actions can have big effects on our ability to learn, perform and feel our best – we just have to know what they are.

How the Body Knows its Mind is a journey in the direction less traveled: from body to brain, rather than the reverse, illuminating the surprising ways that our physical actions can change our minds. From "laughter yoga," to Botox as a treatment for depression, to the importance of finger dexterity for learning math, Beilock charts a wondrous tour through the mind-body connection.
- David Epstein, author of The Sports Gene
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