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The Science of Football Explained: Magnus Effect, Neuroplasticity and Centre of Gravity

Team StoryWeavers|December 09, 2022, 18:04 IST|

There are so many lessons hiding in plain sight on the football field. The key is to watch closely. And, soon, you will understand how concepts from subjects like Mathematics, Physics and Biology collide in poetic motion! As the quarterfinals of the FIFA World Cup begin today, we urge you to pay more attention to the finer details of the game, those that the eye can easily miss. Some of them are explained below as a part of the BYJU’S Goal To Goal series. Here’s the science of football, decoded! Watch now:


The ability of the brain to adapt its synaptic network and response time to stimuli and environment

Magnus Effect

The motion associated with a round object moving inside a fluid

Centre of Gravity

The point at which weight is evenly distributed, leading to perfect balance

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Do you know of other scientific concepts that apply in football? Do tell us in the comments below.

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