Your Detailed Mental Representations
The body eventually turns back into itself. Learning is about fulfilling your innate potential. It requires challenging homeostasis and taking control of your destiny.
What does the shot look like at every moment?
Mental Representations (MRs) allow for the access of huge bits of data in an instant. Experts have higher quality and greater quantity of MRs!
Baseball hitters have stored huge amounts of data in their MRs called “hitting the ball.” They can make a hit, no-hit, and contact point in 150 milliseconds! Their MRs allow for instant anticipation farther and farther out in front of what is happening, which gives their anticipation circuit the ability to alter human behavior in real-time!
What Do The Experts See?
Great performers can see fewer visual cues and at the same time perform at higher and higher levels because of their cumulative MRs. Bingo!
Experts have incredible MRs, which enable them to have better memory, pattern recognition, and problem-solving than athletes with less training because they are able to evaluate more possible outcomes in a shorter amount of time.
In as little as a tenth of a second, a decision to shoot or not shoot can weigh heavily on the outcome of a shot. We see this as the difference in finishing or not finishing a shot. Always finish every shot in practice and tournaments.
The better and clearer the MR is the better the performance will be!
When facing a separator target, expert shooters will have a very detailed MR. Less proficient shooters will have a much less detailed MR.
The relationship between the MR and your skill is a virtual circle: the better the MR, the better the skill. The better the skill, the better the MR, and so on!
The better your skill, the better you can practice your MR. And the better your MRs, the better you can practice your skill, and so on.