[Commonplace books: Thomas Farnaby, 17th-century]
"Target panic, as the condition is known, causes crack shots to suddenly lose control of their bows and their composure. Mysteriously, sufferers start releasing the bow the instant they see the target, sabotaging any chance of a gold-medal shot. Others freeze up and cannot release at all ... sufferers might actually have a problem called focal dystonia, a common affliction of musicians caused when the neurons that guide a particular movement -- be it aiming a bow or sinking a putt -- become worn from overuse."
Posted by Daniel on 08.01.2008
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