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In Hoops, Is a Hot Hand Hot?

Michael Sigman | Posted 07.27.2013 | Sports
Michael Sigman

Anyone who's played a fair amount of basketball knows the thrill of the "hot hand." You hit two or three in a row and soon even the longest of long sh...

Hot Hands and Hoops: Irrational Belief in the NBA

Wray Herbert | Posted 12.22.2012 | Science
Wray Herbert

Does our powerful belief in hot streaks, even if it's a false belief, still affect games? That is, do players play differently when they believe they are hot? Or if they believe a teammate is on a roll?