First, you have a mental picture of what you’re expecting or wanting to see. This is based on past visual experiences that you’ve stored in memory so you can visualize what you’re expecting to see, along with the result you want.
Next, you have to get the visual information in as quickly and accurately as possible in order to decide if it is what you were looking for or not.
To do this, it requires much more than just seeing clearly. It requires exceptional visual recognition skills. Including:
- Contrast Sensitivity
- Depth Perception
And other visual skills that ALL SIMULTANEOUSLY WORK TOGETHER TO GATHER THE INFORMATION FAST ENOUGH TO JUDGE THINGS LIKE LOCATION, DISTANCE, SPIN, SPEED AND TRAJECTORY. All of the visual indicators that allow you to judge when, where, and how to respond.