Monthly Archives: June 2013

Imagine What You Can Do With This Pitch

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Baseball hitting strategy is usually taught as a logical, almost statistical thought process.  Depending on the score of the game, runners on base, the number of outs and the current count, the batter can make an educated guess as to what pitch will be thrown next.  This cues the visual system to expect a certain release point, speed and location of the ball.  But what about the emotions of the game?  Do the possible positive and negative outcomes affect a hitter’s ability to see the right pitch?  According to new research, the reward that you associate with a visual stimuli can help improve your ability to quickly identify that object. Imagine …

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New Research Links Soccer Heading To Brain Injury

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By now, it should come as no surprise that concussions continue to be a real problem in soccer, for both pros and amateurs.  From FIFA to US Youth Soccer, programs have been launched to teach young soccer players how to reduce violent head to head contact by improving their technique on the field.  Now, new research is warning against not just one-time hits to the head but also the collection of smaller hits over a player’s career. One of the ironies for youth soccer safety is the attention paid to making sure a player’s shin guards are in place, while their more vulnerable head goes unprotected.  Collisions between players or even …

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