Brain Typing in the Media
While Jon Niednagel has made various radio and television appearances over the last few years, he has largely withdrawn from the spotlight in order to further his research of Brain Types and to put these findings into a format that can optimally help others learn how to better understand and benefit from this fascinating twenty-first century science. For more recent media, please see Video Clips.
|February, 2005 – Brain Sells – SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Jon Niednagel knows how it sounds to group Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, Doc Rivers, and Gary Payton with serial killers. He changes topics when asked about criminal profiles he keeps. As someone who has made an unexpected career out of predicting behavior patterns, the Celtics consultant nicknamed “The Brain Doctor” … - click for article -|
Ted Newland – Making Water Polo History
Steam rises off the pool as dawn breaks across the UC Irvine campus. Ted Newland has been awake for more than two hours, lifting weights while it was still dark as part of a fitness routine that also includes 500 to 800 push-ups a day. - click for article -
Basketball Success: GENES are the key
Jonathan Niednagel is a sport scientist, who has pioneered one of the most advanced sports evaluation and improvement technology “Brain Typing” (www.braintypes.com). He consults for pro teams and athletes in United States, especially in the NBA, NFL, and MLB. He is the author of the book … - click for article -
Paging Brain Doctor
During the draft, several teams may call on Jon Niednagel. He’s spent more than half of his 56 years developing a coherent theory of how humans are wired – Niednagel claims to have identified 16 distinct “brain types,” as opposed … - click for article -
Brain Doctor “On Call” For NBA
“I’ve found the information to be absolutely fascinating, almost scary, because it is so correct.” — San Francisco 49ers general manager Terry Donahue.
“If Jon is able to connect all this with empirical evidence, I’m convinced he’ll win the Nobel Prize” — tennis instructor and author Vic Braden. - click for article -
To Nuggets, Employing This Guy Is No-Brainer
If he hasn’t already, Carmelo Anthony will soon be meeting “the Brain Doctor.” That’s not a disparaging shot at Anthony, who led Syracuse to the NCAA championship and is expected to be the Denver Nuggets’ choice as the third pick … - click for article -
Reading The Mind Of A Champion
With the title on the line, the question is this: Do you want two-time MVP Tim Duncan shooting a 10-foot jump hook over one defender or Jason Kidd driving to the baseline for a fadeaway jumper over two? The statistical averages and basic laws of probability, of course, point to Duncan. But numbers don’t always … - click for article -
To Ainge, Doctor’s System Is A Real Brainstorm
He’s called, simply, The Brain Doctor. He’s well-known around the NBA and in other sports as well. He has advised Kevin McHale, Kiki Vandeweghe, and John Gabriel among NBA general managers. New Celtics basketball boss Danny Ainge swears by him. - click for article -
Some NFL Prospects Are Wired Better Than Others
If an NFL team plans to draft Texas Quarterback Chris Simms, it should not expect to get his father, Phil, the Super Bowl MVP and longtime quarterback of the Giants. Sure, Chris looks like his dad. Chris even sounds like his dad, but according to Jonathan Niednagel, the subtle difference is up top … - click for article -
A Doctor In The House?
As the Minnesota Timberwolves consider how to use their second-round pick, they will seek the advice of Jonathan Niednagel, a.k.a. “the brain doctor.” At the recent NBA predraft camp in Chicago, Niednagel (who is not really a doctor) could be found sitting under a basket, studying the motor skills and facial expressions … - click for article -
Before the 1997 NBA Draft, he said that Tracy McGrady had the ideal brain type to be an NBA superstar. Two days ago he said that Yao Ming did not. This is what Jonathan Niednagel does. “A lot of athletes are 6-7 with a 35-inch vertical jump. But one guy could be a top player and … - click for article -
What Is Your Brain Type?
Every tennis player has a unique mental approach to the game. The most successful players, professional or amateur, are those who best understand the way their brains work. Take our psychological test, designed by top sports scientist Jon Niednagel (founder and director of the Brain Type Institute in America) and discover how to use your grey matter to win matches. - click for article -
|“America’s Doctor” & author of the #1 national bestseller, “The Breast Cancer Prevention Diet,” Dr. Bob Arnot incorporates many of Jonathan P. Niednagel’s findings & insights in his new book, “The Biology of Success.”- Arnold Schwarzenegger says, “Be who you want to be. Get what you deserve out of life. The Biology of Success will show you how.”
|The Los Angeles Times featured Jonathan P. Niednagel and Brain Types on the front page of the SPORTS section. The article not only covered Jon’s work in professional and amateur sports, but addressed the issue of why athletes vary in their abilities, particularly under stressful situations.|
|Brain Types and Jonathan Niednagel were featured in the May (1998) issue of Tennis Magazine, capturing the cover and lead inside article. Regardless of the sport, Brain Types is the ultimate competitive edge and insight into why athletes perform as they do. Niednagel and his work were also profiled on national TV in late March (ABC’s Saturday Night News program, “The Pulse,” which covered recent science and health breakthroughs). ABC has since combined “Pulse” with its other top two programs 20/20 and Primetime.|
Jonathan P. Niednagel was featured on the front page of the Los Angeles Times (Sunday edition) in a 3 page article titled,
“O.C. Man Proves Himself Master of the Mind Game.”
Excerpts from the article include: Niednagel’s gift – he amuses himself by dropping the jaws of strangers on airplanes by accurately describing how they would react to certain situations . . .And . . .
“If Jon is able to connect all this with empirical evidence, I’m convinced he’ll win the Nobel Prize,” said (Vic) Braden. “If someone can tell me what’s more important than this, I’d be very interested to hear it. Can you imagine sitting in the United Nations, knowing your adversary’s brain type and being able to change the way you listen, the way you negotiate, the way you make a request?”And . . .
. . . Just ask Jim Harrick, who credits Niednagel with helping the Bruins win the men’s national basketball championship in 1995. (Steve) Lavin, then an assistant to Harrick, asked Niednagel to observe a Bruin practice session and offer his opinions . . . Three hours later, Harrick had decided Niednagel must be a psychic.