The Advantage of Eye–Hand Cross-Dominance for Baseball Batters
This chapter starts with the basic process that we use for solving baseball puzzles, our modus operandi. Then, this process is used to explain why the number of home runs in major league baseball increased starting in 2014. Finally, this chapter discusses three baseball myths. Myth 1, left-handed batters are better. Myth 2, opposite handedness is an advantage for the batter. Myth 3, eye–hand cross-dominance is an advantage for the batter. This last myth takes a lot of explaining and takes up most of this chapter.
KeywordsPerception Handedness Blind spot Fovea Sport science Physics Physiology Psychology Vision
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