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BrainStuff

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Science & Medicine, Natural Sciences, Society & Culture, Technology

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Natural Sciences 5
Science & Medicine 16

Whether the topic is popcorn or particle physics, you can count on BrainStuff to explore -- and explain -- the everyday science in the world around us.

Why do people choke under pressure?

May 4th, 2011

Episode 936 of 1070 episodes

Anyone who watched the Master's tournament knows that Rory McElroy famously choked under pressure -- but what exactly happened? In this podcast, Marshall explores the science behind choking in stressful or intimidating situations.

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