Browsing 10 - 20 results of 35 programs from 1998
Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson describes hitting the "sweet spot." Exploratorium staff physicist Paul Doherty explains what happens when you hit (or miss) the "sweet spot." Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson talks about bat speed. Rex Bradley, V.P. at the Hillerich & Bradsby Company (maker of the famous Louisville Slugger bat), talks about the history of bat design. Does corking really work? Rex Bradley, V.P. at the Hillerich & Bradsby Company (maker of the famous Louisville Slugger bat), explains. Bat technology expert George Manning compares the energy transfer of wooden and aluminum bats. 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! 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. 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. 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.