Topics: Brain, Mind, Psychology Pages: 1 (408 words) Published: February 14, 2013
Background information
In my inquiry project i will be seeing how much noise really affects a basketball player shooting the ball.I researched noise and this is what came up,"In common use, the word noise means any unwanted sound. In physics and analog electronics, noise is a mostly unwanted random addition to a signal." Once i got that information i went around and searched how much noise really affects a basketball player. The article basically said that it depends on how concentrated the shooter is and free throws are 99% mental in the sense of getting focused and doing the same motion(s) every time you take one. When a screaming crowd is not waving their arms or making body motions the brain can focus more on the basket. When there is movement present then that effects shooter more than just regular noise because their minds can drift to the crowd very easily. The best basketball shooters can cancel out some of the crowds screams and knock down a shot when needed. Sound can throw off a shooters mentality and when exerted at high levels consistently can force a shooter to miss a basket. Then i researched how the mind is affected by sound and found out this information. I learned that pump up music gives your brain electrical waves and then a couple million brain cells send that current off and powers your body. When a unwanted noise is present then your mind gets distracted and thrown off, losing concentration and in this care resulting in a missed basket. When unwanted noise is present then brain waves send off almost un-wanting waves and the body and mind looses focus and results in a poor turn out. Having a disrupted mind can make you completely for get things and also become nervous in certain situation like shooting a basketball and you might end up missing the shot and sometimes air ball the shot. Generally if a good shooter is shooting a shot noise wont affect them but sometimes the sounds can get to them. My experiment will be fun for my friends and...
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