Neuroscience and Pitching: Building Better Command Training (A Thought Experiment)

I was a pitcher in high school and slated to be one in college as well. Being a pitcher comes with the universal cue of “Just Throw Strikes”, as if it were just that easy. I always had pretty decent command and on several occasions I was informed by coaches that I threw too manyContinue reading “Neuroscience and Pitching: Building Better Command Training (A Thought Experiment)”

Neuroscience and Hitting: Part 2 Ear Plugs, White Noise, and Bat Speed

Disclaimer: Some information & data has been purposely left out due to the proprietary nature of this training method. We as a staff feel comfortable sharing this information as the majority of what is explained here is publicly available knowledge. We just pieced ideas together. Our first attempt at having a hitter use ear plugsContinue reading “Neuroscience and Hitting: Part 2 Ear Plugs, White Noise, and Bat Speed”

Neuroscience and Hitting: Part 1 Vision

Key Points -Monocular occlusion training optimizes gaze performance of novices in complex skills -Monocular occlusion training improves kinetic visual acuity & binocular fusion -Having access to speed & time of a moving object improves object location predictions -Visual working memory can contaminate visual perception -Visual perception is 80% memory based -Improving visual working memory wouldContinue reading “Neuroscience and Hitting: Part 1 Vision”

BASEBALL BAT ATTACK ANGLES AND THEIR IN-GAME CORRELATIONS

Thesis Committee Members Dr. Youngmin Yoon- Eastern New Mexico University Assistant Professor, Kinesiology Dr. William Andersen- Eastern New Mexico University Professor of Physics Dr. Weizhong Tian- Eastern New Mexico University Assistant Professor of Statistics External Member: Dr. Alan Nathan- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Professor Emeritus of Physics Abstract The proper way to swing aContinue reading “BASEBALL BAT ATTACK ANGLES AND THEIR IN-GAME CORRELATIONS”