News tagged with pitch

Two brain regions join forces for absolute pitch

People who have "absolute pitch" can identify notes immediately without relying on a reference tone. Intensive research is being conducted into the neuronal basis of this extraordinary ability at the University ...

Jan 07, 2015
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Vocal fry hurts women in the labor market

A form of speech known as vocal fry that is low in pitch and creaky sounding is increasingly common among young American women. Although previous research has suggested that this manner of speaking is associated with education ...

May 28, 2014
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A new way to train your ears

Can you tell whether the first note in a catchy new tune is an A flat or a B flat? If yes, then congratulations. You have the exceedingly rare gift of perfect pitch.

Jul 16, 2013
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Why are there so many youth baseball-throwing injuries?

After three years of research, a multicenter, national research study led by Beaumont orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, Joseph Guettler, M.D., may have some answers as to why youth baseball ...

Jun 14, 2013
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Finding sounds in an audible haystack

Listening to a single voice in a crowded cocktail party sometimes seems like picking a needle out of a haystack, but new research shows that people may be better at this than expected.

Jun 22, 2012
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Pitcher

In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throws the baseball from the pitcher's mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter, who attempts to either make contact with the pitched ball or draw a walk. In the numbering system used to record defensive plays, the pitcher is assigned the number 1. In the National League and the Japanese Central League, the pitcher also bats. Starting in 1973 with the American League and spreading throughout the 1980s and 1990s, the hitting duties of the pitcher have generally been given over to the position of designated hitter, a cause of some controversy.

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