Skip to comments.Athletes' Minds Excel at Motion Tracking
Posted on 01/31/2013 2:34:53 PM PST by EveningStar
What made Wayne Gretzky a hockey legend or Ronaldo a soccer star may have had more to do with brains than brawn. Professional athletes process complex visual scenes faster than other people, a new study finds.
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I saw no reference to baseball players in the summary, yet there were gobs of soccer players, and I submit that the ability to size up a complex baseball situation and act accordingly, and the ability to size up a baseball coming to you from the pitcher at speeds up to 100 mph and react to it, are certainly more difficult that kicking some damn ball down the field or trying to interfere with it.
That is true. You could pump me full of all the steroids in the world and I would still most likely strike out.
Love your Captain Obvious photo. My thoughts exactly: It took a study to ‘prove’ that stars like Wayne Gretsky, Ted Williams, and dare I say it, Ray Lewis, see and compute action faster than other people.
I will buy this. I remember in school being taught how to hit a baseball and the man kept on saying : Watch the ball!
And I kept thinking: What ball?
That’s amazing. I heard that Ted Williams supposedly could do the same thing.
It was said that Ted Williams could see the spin of a pitched ball and calculate what the ball would do.
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