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Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson describes hitting the "sweet spot."

Project: Science of Baseball | Browse All

Date: December 31, 1998
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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Exploratorium staff physicist Paul Doherty explains what happens when you hit (or miss) the "sweet spot."

Project: Science of Baseball | Browse All

Date: December 31, 1998
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson talks about bat speed.

Project: Science of Baseball | Browse All

Date: December 31, 1998
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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Rex Bradley, V.P. at the Hillerich & Bradsby Company (maker of the famous Louisville Slugger bat), talks about the history of bat design.

Project: Science of Baseball | Browse All

Date: December 31, 1998
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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Does corking really work? Rex Bradley, V.P. at the Hillerich & Bradsby Company (maker of the famous Louisville Slugger bat), explains.

Project: Science of Baseball | Browse All

Date: December 31, 1998
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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Bat technology expert George Manning compares the energy transfer of wooden and aluminum bats.

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Date: December 31, 1998
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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Can a question influence its answer? Discover the power of verbal overshadowing--ways in which words enhance or distract from different sensory memories. Dr. Schooler, Associate Professor of Cognitive Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh and research scientist at the Learning Research and Development Center, will arrange a variety of sense-memory experiments, including wine-tasting and jellybean-tasting!

Project: Memory | Browse All

Date: December 6, 1998
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Cognitive Science/Psychology
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2:02:21
What do you really remember? Dr. Jonathan Schooler and Dr. Elizabeth Loftus will discuss the highly controversial area of recovered memories. Dr. Schooler is Associate Professor of Cognitive Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh and a research scientist at the Learning Research and Development Center. Dr. Loftus is Professor Psychology and Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Washington, Seattle.

Project: Memory | Browse All

Date: December 2, 1998
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Cognitive Science/Psychology
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1:38:48
Can stress make you forget? Dr. Robert Sapolsky presents an overview of the disruptive effects of stress on memory and brain aging. Dr. Sapolsky, Professor of Neuroscience at Stanford University, is a MacArthur Fellow and author of numerous articles and books.

Project: Memory | Browse All

Date: November 18, 1998
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Cognitive Science/Psychology
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1:48:57
Does your child remember the same things you do? Not necessarily. Children are as good or better than adults at remembering events, but have difficulty remembering how, when, and why they learn things. This has implications for issues from eyewitness testimony to recovered memories. Alison Gopnik is Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley.

Project: Memory | Browse All

Date: November 11, 1998
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Cognitive Science/Psychology