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In the Zone

Evolution may have trained the mind to see scoring streaks — even where they don't exist

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12:59pm, January 28, 2011

Sports fans have cried foul for 25 years as scientists have dumped statistical ice water on basketball players' "hot hands." It seems obvious to even casual spectators that competitors occasionally score a bunch of baskets in a row and need to keep shooting while they're in the zone.

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