This Is Your Brain, This Is Your Brain Hitting A Baseball

Neuroscientists are unlocking the secrets of hitting by analyzing the brains of hitters The basic physics of hitting a baseball are often expressed in this shorthand: a 90-mph fastball takes about four-tenths of a second to reach the plate and hitters need half that time, two-tenths, to swing the bat. The baseball, therefore, is only halfway to the plate when it’s time for a decision. The actual process is obviously a lot more complex, but a pair of Columbia-trained neuroscientists, Jason Sherwin and Jordan Muraskin, are helping a pair of major league teams unravel that process using real-time MRIs and/or electroencephalograms (EEGs) whose sensors record 500 data points per second. An explanatory video produced by the company— named deCervo (a play on words for “brain” in French)—says the technology can…


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