SciTech Now Episode 210

In this episode of SciTech Now, scientists use algae to trace the origins of sex; the decommissioned space shuttle Atlantis has a new home in Orlando, Florida; the company deCervo explores the neuroscience involved in athletics; and mobile security research that tries to protect us from hackers.

The science behind decision-making in sports

New York based startup deCervo uses neuroimaging to understand the science behind decision-making in sports. The technology is currently being used to evaluate baseball players based on how quickly their brains identify and react to pitches.