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#1 brndirt1

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 12:24 AM

in the sport of American Pro-baseball. I just ran across this as described as to the time it takes for "images" to "process" from the retina of the eye, to the brain itself.

This is important as to when a batter begins his swing at a "fast ball" traveling at him at 90 mph, not an unusual speed.

When the ball leaves the pitcher's hand, the time it takes for the true "image" to be processed by the human eye/brain connection, the "image" is 15 feet behind the ball itself! This is (oddly enough) similar to what happens to pilots flying a 1000 mph. What they "see" is, in reality, behind them by the time they "see" it.

Too bizarre for me to think about, and yet men hit those dang "fast balls" all the time because of "muscle memory", and situational awareness. Their mind and muscles are so fine-tuned over years of practice that a slight visual clue from the pitcher, "predicts" in their heads where the ball will be, before it ever gets there. And to them it is a "natural" thing. Mickey Mantle was asked one time how he could hit with that kind of power, from either side, and he just said " 'cause it feels right".
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Posted 26 January 2011 - 12:53 AM

They see into the future? Create their future?

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 01:57 AM

They see into the future? Create their future?


No, they "see" what will happen in the few seconds between release and swing by projecting the "object" into a future point. What they are doing is operating in a "future" space, without "seeing" it in the present.
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