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Originally posted by ThisIsMyName
I wasn't really sure where to post this since it since on a blurred border of Psychology and Sports and it is not really so much a conspiracy.
I just read in one of my school books about studies regarding the "quiet eye," that experts in a particular physical activity tend to look at (for example) shooting a putt in a particular way which allows for greater success while less talented players have their eyes succumb to saccades (fast movement of the eye) which we all experience which produces less accuracy.
I was wondering if anyone on here has more information on this particular skill and how to reproduce/train it to optimize performance in sports (my interest would be regarding martial arts).
I don't really know much about it but perhaps it could have something to do with a trance-like or meditative state, a pure focus, which allows the eye to stop its fidgeting and truly focus on the task at hand.
This is also a proven technique so people don't decide to flame this thread with nonsense. Teams of players have been trained in this technique and performance has improved across the board.