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Developing your 'mental radar system' when riding in traffic - 3

3. Spidey senses

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Submitted by Visordown on Wed, 13/09/2017 - 16:26

Developing your 'mental radar system' when riding in traffic - 3

You get a feeling for stuff on the road. A situation might make you uneasy for reasons unclear. The brain is a wondrous thing, able to recognise sets of circumstances that have proved hazardous in the past, sometimes before we are able to process them consciously. So don’t ignore these instincts – roll off for a moment and take stock.  

Less spookily, your peripheral vision can be an excellent additional input. The human eye is better-tuned to small movements at the edge of its vision, like a wheel turning on a parked car, or a pedestrian emerging from behind a bus. Focusing hard on a main central vision point can enhance the peripheral sight – something jugglers know about, and useful when filtering.



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