Author Topic: Safety -- Motion Induced Blindness (I call it Locked / Fixed Vision)  (Read 1878 times)

Offline PAULRIDES

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bob Slattery sent me this - I copied it here.  ;D

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http://www.msf-usa.org/motion.html


This is frightening! It works exactly like it says, and is one major reason people in cars can look right at you (when you're on a motorcycle or bicycle)---AND NOT SEE YOU. From a former Naval Aviator.                    

Paul adds:  Scanning is taught in Motorcycle Safety Courses as I remember they said do not lock vision more than a second or two on one thing. This may demonstrate WHY? I also remember discussion about accidents happen from things at angles of 20 or 30 degrees from your right or left (so include that area in your scan). Paul

This is a great illustration of what we were taught about scanning outside the cockpit when I went through training back in the '50s. We were told to scan the horizon for a short distance, stop momentarily, and repeat the process. I can remember being told why this was the most effective technique to locate other aircraft. It was emphasized (repeatedly) to NOT fix your gaze for more than a couple of seconds on any single object. The instructors, some of whom were WWII veterans with years of experience, instructed us to continually "keep our eyes moving and our head on a swivel" because this was the best way to survive, not only in combat, but from peacetime hazards (like a midair collision) as well. We basically had to take the advice on faith (until we could experience for ourselves) because the technology to demonstrate it didn't exist at that time.
 
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Re: Safety -- Motion Induced Blindness (I call it Locked / Fixed Vision)
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2012, 08:05:34 pm »
Excellent demonstration Paul and great advice.
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Re: Re: Safety -- Motion Induced Blindness (I call it Locked / Fixed Vision)
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2012, 08:29:11 pm »
This happened to me, the other day, lady was making eye contact with me, then pulled right out in front of me like I want there. Thanks for posting!  I showed my 18yo stepdaughter the demo, and my wife too :o

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Re: Re: Safety -- Motion Induced Blindness (I call it Locked / Fixed Vision)
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2012, 08:31:49 pm »
That's pretty much what I have done for the better part of my life when driving. My grandfather told me when I was 11 and started wanting to race go karts to always have a way out for when something went wrong. He told me that when I was 15 and every time we get in a vehicle up to date. I think everyone getting there dl  should go threw a course first that puts a lot of emphasis on this. I guess this is why I can tell you what color cars around d me at all times where cops are sitting 1500 feet and beyond. I'm always looking for the problem is how I am going to say it. Always expect someone pulling out or coming in on you or getting too close because there too damn busy with there phone to give two shits about you.
Great post man

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Re: Re: Safety -- Motion Induced Blindness (I call it Locked / Fixed Vision)
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2012, 08:33:18 pm »
Oh by the way. The dots never disappeared. I had to stop looking at the video and read everything before I figured out what I was suppose to see
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Re: Re: Safety -- Motion Induced Blindness (I call it Locked / Fixed Vision)
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2012, 08:46:38 pm »
Well good for you Donald, you have developed that moving eye habit probly from riding too, sometimes my neck hurts from riding cause I got it on a swivel constantly

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Re: Re: Safety -- Motion Induced Blindness (I call it Locked / Fixed Vision)
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2012, 07:54:29 am »
Yeah. I love riding and driving but my neck and eyes get tired after so long. Hate long trips because of it.

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Re: Safety -- Motion Induced Blindness (I call it Locked / Fixed Vision)
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2012, 01:37:32 pm »
what dots...... lmao!!! j/k
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« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2012, 07:13:44 pm »
what dots...... lmao!!! j/k

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Re: Re: Safety -- Motion Induced Blindness (I call it Locked / Fixed Vision)
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2012, 07:44:43 pm »
Awesome post paul :21

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