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Muscle Heads: Do Athletes Have Better Brains?


We know they have great abs, but do athletes also possess a special gene that makes them strategic, quick-thinking, and ultimately successful? That's the question we'll be tackling today on All Sides. We'll investigate the relationship between practice and talent,  look at what genetics has to do with passion, and look at why some countries produce a disproportionate number of Olympians.


  • David Epstein, author of The Sports Gene
  • Jocelyn Faubert, director of the Laboratory of Psychophysics and Visual Perception at the University of Montreal