News tagged with pitch
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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Your brain often works on autopilot when it comes to grammar. That theory has been around for years, but University of Oregon neuroscientists have captured elusive hard evidence that people indeed detect ...
Neuroscience May 13, 2013 | 4 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Male and female leaders with masculine voices are preferred by both men and women. However, even in leadership roles that are typically held by women, both sexes prefer women leaders with low-pitched voices, according to ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 12, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
People with perfect pitch seem to possess their own inner pitch pipe, allowing them to sing a specific note without first hearing a reference tone. This skill has long been associated with early and extensive musical training, ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
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.
Medical research Jun 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(HealthDay) -- Youth baseball season will soon begin, and parents and coaches need to know how to prevent player injuries, a medical expert says.
Health Mar 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- In both animals and humans, vocal signals used for communication contain a wide array of different sounds that are determined by the vibrational frequencies of vocal cords. For example, ...
Neuroscience Mar 08, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (3) | 0 |
"Mr Oxygen", as it is known by researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, is the "extra player" that is gained on the pitch thanks to their new system designed for elite footballers. ...
Other Mar 07, 2012 | 4 / 5 (2) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- The sound of babies crying is uniquely able to get adults to react at speed, Oxford University researchers have found.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Previous studies have suggested a particular hotspot in the brain might be responsible for perceiving pitch, but auditory neuroscientists are still debating whether this "pitch center" actually exists. A review article discusses ...
Neuroscience Nov 29, 2011 | not rated yet | 1 |
Names, dates, places - such memories are lost to the unforgiving chasm of Alzheimer's disease.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 10, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0