Navigation Links
Scientists Explore Secrets of the Well-Hit Fastball
Date:5/8/2013

WEDNESDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- A baseball pitched at more than 90 miles per hour or a tennis ball swatted at even greater speeds leaves opponents mere split-seconds to ready themselves for a savvy return. So how can the human brain track such small objects traveling at such high speeds?

New research suggests that the brain can predict and map the path of an oncoming object faster than it processes incoming visual information.

"For the first time, we can see this sophisticated prediction mechanism at work in the human brain," study lead author Gerrit Maus, a postdoctoral fellow in psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, said in a university news release.

The researchers said it can take one-tenth of a second for the brain to process what the eye sees. That means, for example, that by the time the brain "catches up" with incoming visual information, a tennis ball moving toward a person at 120 miles per hour would already have moved 15 feet closer. If people couldn't compensate for this, they'd be hit by oncoming objects much more frequently than they are, the researchers said.

To make up for this delay, the brain appears to engage a "prediction mechanism" that pushes oncoming objects a bit forward in their expected trajectory, according to the new study.

"The image that hits the eye and then is processed by the brain is not in sync with the real world, but the brain is clever enough to compensate for that," Maus said. "What we perceive doesn't necessarily have that much to do with the real world, but it is what we need to know to interact with the real world."

Maus's team said the findings provide deeper understanding of how people anticipate the trajectory of moving objects. Besides giving us a better understanding of how top athletes perform so well, the new insight could help doctors diagnose and treat many disorders, including those that impair motion perception.

The study i
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Monell scientists identify critical link in mammalian odor detection
2. Duke scientists build a living patch for damaged hearts
3. Scientists revolutionize the creation of genetically altered mice to model human disease
4. Scientists Pinpoint Most Major Genes Behind Deadly Blood Cancer
5. Temple scientists weaken HIV infection in immune cells using synthetic agents
6. HIV Cure Looks Promising, Danish Scientists Contend
7. Guelph scientists develop first vaccine to help control autism symptoms
8. Scientists Spot Cancer Metabolism Changes
9. Work By Female Scientists Gets Judged More Harshly: Study
10. Scientists May Have Spotted Brains Numbers Center
11. Scientists scan the human heart to create digital anatomical library
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Scientists Explore Secrets of the Well-Hit Fastball
(Date:8/3/2015)... FL (PRWEB) , ... August 03, 2015 , ... ... to date of its industry-defining contract lifecycle management solution, as well as announced ... designed to increase the speed and ease of contract management tasks as well ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... , ... August 03, 2015 , ... ... the development of it’s new program “Designing Secure Healthcare Systems” This three-day, ... and technology leaders from healthcare organizations with access to the tactics, techniques and ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... ... A July 13 article from The Daily Mail titled "Jab That ... Can Last 'For Five Weeks'" discusses the use of stem cells to help ... harvesting stem cell-rich bone marrow from the hip, known as bone marrow stromal cells ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... August 03, 2015 , ... ... insurance brokerage firm, announced today that Joe Williams has joined its growing California ... and delivering HUB's differentiated service model to his clients. Mr. Williams will be ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... August 03, 2015 , ... ... management and investigative services, has introduced a new logo and comprehensive brand ... that improve business outcomes for its customers. EMSI’s new tagline, “Powerful Information. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Novatus Unveils Milestone Software Release 2Health News:Sensato and Divurgent are pleased to announce the development of it’s new program “Designing Secure Healthcare Systems” 2Health News:Sensato and Divurgent are pleased to announce the development of it’s new program “Designing Secure Healthcare Systems” 3Health News:Sensato and Divurgent are pleased to announce the development of it’s new program “Designing Secure Healthcare Systems” 4Health News:Los Angeles Spine Surgeon Gives Insight into How Stem Cells Can Relieve Back Pain 2Health News:Los Angeles Spine Surgeon Gives Insight into How Stem Cells Can Relieve Back Pain 3Health News:HUB International Insurance Services Announces Joe Williams Has Joined its Northern California Employee Benefits Division 2Health News:EMSI Announces New Branding: Powerful Information. Improved Outcomes. 2
... WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 The U.S. Department of,Labor ... 700,jobless workers with partial premium payments for health ... nearly 700 North Carolinians who are,looking for work ... afford health insurance for themselves and their families," ...
... YORK, Oct. 8 Weight Watchers,International, Inc. (NYSE: ... Steven,C. McCormick to serve as its President, North ... with extensive consumer product,operations and general management experience, ... its North American products,publishing and licensing businesses and ...
... their levels correlate with cardiovascular trouble , , WEDNESDAY, Oct. ... activity of genes in white blood cells might someday ... of chest pain, researchers report. , The finding is ... the first issue of a new American Heart Association ...
... Sinobiomed Inc.,("Sinobiomed", or "the Company") (OTC Bulletin ... of Directors voted on October 2, 2008 to ... Officer under a,Corporate Consulting Services Agreement to be ... Choong has been appointed to the Company,s audit,committee. ...
... (OTC Bulletin Board:,VYTC) today announced that effective October ... as an independent scientific consultant to Vyta Corp.,Dr. ... Development at,BIOAGRA, LLC, a joint venture, equally owned ... 15, 2008, Vyta Corp announced its filing of,foreclosure ...
... 8 Dr. Jane Hightower -- widely,acknowledged as the ... who regularly consume certain types of fish -- today,released ... inform and protect,the public from the risks of mercury ... Hightower has released a new book, Diagnosis:,Mercury: Money, Politics, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Weight Watchers Names Steven C. McCormick as President, North America 2Health News:Weight Watchers Names Steven C. McCormick as President, North America 3Health News:Blood Cell Genes May Signal Heart Disease 2Health News:Sinobiomed Directors Confirm Hiring of New Chief Financial Officer 2Health News:Vyta Corp Announces Engagement of Dr. Nino Sorgente as Independent Consultant 2Health News:New Evidence Highlights Dangers of Mercury Toxicity in Fish 2
(Date:8/3/2015)... YORK , Aug. 3, 2015   ... global pharmaceutical company Allergan plc is ... Deloitte and Intermountain Healthcare to include ... harness ConvergeHEALTH,s OutcomesMiner analytics platform to generate real-world ... outcomes. "We look forward to expanding ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... VWR (NASDAQ: VWR ), a leading, independent ... of its global website, www.vwr.com , to improve functionality ... site, guests will enjoy enhanced content on a modern and ... site now includes: , a simplified navigation; ... , the ability to search by discipline/industry. ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... 3, 2015 Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: MACK ... Second Quarter 2015 Investor Conference Call and webcast at 4:30 ... The call will cover an update on Merrimack,s progress ... financials. A press release detailing the information to be ... of Monday, August 10. Investors and the general public ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ConvergeHEALTH by Deloitte and Intermountain Healthcare Expand Real World Evidence Collaboration with Allergan to Focus on Women's Health 2ConvergeHEALTH by Deloitte and Intermountain Healthcare Expand Real World Evidence Collaboration with Allergan to Focus on Women's Health 3ConvergeHEALTH by Deloitte and Intermountain Healthcare Expand Real World Evidence Collaboration with Allergan to Focus on Women's Health 4VWR's New Website Redesign Provides Improved Functionality for Customers 2Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Announces Timing of Second Quarter 2015 Investor Conference Call 2
... , ST. LOUIS , Feb. 1 ... The TODAY Show featured Dr. Mauricio Arruda ... Heart & Vascular Institute in Cleveland, Ohio , performing ... its broadcast this morning.  The patient was a 69 year ...
... DIEGO , Feb. 1 CareFusion (NYSE: ... today that it has entered into a 5-year sole source ... top ten Catholic health systems in the U.S., to upgrade ... further into the operating rooms and cath labs. , CareFusion,s ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Stereotaxis System Procedure Featured on NBC's The TODAY Show 2CareFusion Announces 5-Year, Sole Source Pyxis(R) Perioperative Solutions Agreement With CHRISTUS Health 2CareFusion Announces 5-Year, Sole Source Pyxis(R) Perioperative Solutions Agreement With CHRISTUS Health 3CareFusion Announces 5-Year, Sole Source Pyxis(R) Perioperative Solutions Agreement With CHRISTUS Health 4
Inquire...
Richardson Retractor...
A full, rounded look that adds greater dimension to the breast. Moderate base, with a higher profile than our Style 1600 implant....
... implant is an expanded porous polytetrafluoroethylene,material ... repair of the soft tissues of ... in sheets and shaped geometries with ... implant strands are packaged with and,without ...
Medicine Products: