Wired To Win

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Wired to Win presents a new portrait of the brain—an organ built to learn, changing its cell structure with each thought and experience. It continually adapts itself to our needs and gives us the ability to determine in large part who we are and who we become. Wired to Win applies this view of the brain to the grueling 21 day Tour de France, following the world’s top professional cyclists through the Alps to experience the fight-or-flight situations on a steep downhill switchback, witness their struggle to maintain mental focus on roads melting in a heat wave, and learn from their constant battle with fatigue. You will see how a small organ with no moving parts and the consistency of gelatin is central to all we accomplish.

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