Browsing 10 - 20 results of 35 programs from 1998


Science of Baseball:  Hitting the Sweet Spot (Clip)
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Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson describes hitting the "sweet spot."

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Date: December 31, 1998
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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Keywords: sports, baseball


Science of Baseball:  The Science of the Sweet Spot (Clip)
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Exploratorium staff physicist Paul Doherty explains what happens when you hit (or miss) the "sweet spot."

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Date: December 31, 1998
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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Keywords: sports, baseball


Science of Baseball:  Bat Speed (Clip)
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Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson talks about bat speed.

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Date: December 31, 1998
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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Keywords: sports, baseball


Science of Baseball:  History of Bat Design (Clip)
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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.

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Date: December 31, 1998
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s):

Keywords: sports, baseball


Science of Baseball:  Does Corking Really Work? (Clip)
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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.

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Date: December 31, 1998
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s):

Keywords: sports, baseball


Science of Baseball:  Wooden vs. Aluminum Bats (Clip)
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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
Subject(s):

Keywords: sports, baseball


Memory:  Dr. Jonathan Schooler -- Words Get in the Way: A Tasteful Exploration (Webcast)
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1:42:45
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!

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Date: December 6, 1998
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Cognitive Science/Psychology

Keywords: verbal overshadowing, visual memories, memory impairment, verbal descriptions, language, eyewitness, memory perception, language and meaning, verbalization, thought and consciousness, describing taste, conceptual training, verbal knowledge, consciousness, understa


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Memory:  Dr. Elizabeth Loftus and Dr. Jonathan Schooler on Recovered Memory (Webcast)
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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.

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Date: December 2, 1998
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Cognitive Science/Psychology

Keywords: verbal overshadowing, visual memories, memory impairment, verbal descriptions, language, eyewitness, memory perception, language and meaning, verbalization, thought and consciousness, describing taste, conceptual training, verbal knowledge, consciousness, underst


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Memory:  Dr. Robert Sapolsky on Stress and Memory: Forget It! (Webcast)
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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.

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Date: November 18, 1998
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Cognitive Science/Psychology

Keywords: stress memories, cell, organism, brain, chemical, stress and memories, impact of stress, stress management, relaxation, memory training, memory stress, homeostatic balance


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Memory:  Dr. Alison Gopnik: How Children Remember (Webcast)
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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.

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

Keywords: cognition, language development, children's theories of mind, memory in children, child development, memory in babies, human development, autobiographical memory, emotional memory


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