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Jared Mitchell swings just under a speedy pitch and tips up a foul ball in a game he played on the Lousiana State University baseball team. He currently plays for the Birmingham Barons, the Double-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox.

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How the brain tracks speedy objects

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The human brain is far slower than a Major League fastball or a blistering tennis serve — but it has figured out a workaround.


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