A recent study examined the effect of lucky objects on athletic performance:
The conclusion from these combined experiments was fairly obvious. "Activating a good-luck superstition," the authors wrote, "leads to improved performance by boosting people's belief in their ability to master a task." More precisely, they added, "the present findings suggest that it may have been the well-balanced combination of existing talent, hard training and good luck-underwear that made Michael Jordan perform as well as he did."Read the full story at the New York Times.
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