Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Look Left


I noticed something while I was running yesterday. Something I've never noticed before.

I see more to my left than to my right. As I was jogging along a trail yesterday, I was looking at the terrain and then comparing it to the O' map I was carrying. At some point it registered that without making any concious effort, I was picking up lots of stuff to my left and not so much to my right. Weird. Or maybe normal, I'm not sure.

When I thought about it, I realized I tend to sit with a computer screen slightly to my left. Same thing with watching TV or a movie.

As far as I can tell, my eyesight is equal in each eye. It is more like being right or left handed, I guess.


I've got a heart rate monitor. But, what would be really cool is to have a thinking rate monitor. It'd be pretty interesting to see how much you think during an O' race. Maybe in a few years I'll be able to buy a TRM.

Back to okansas.blogspot.com.

posted by Michael | 7:58 PM


Maybe you should try wearing a pair of those glasses kids wear if they have a lazy eye.
Maybe one develops better peripheral vision on the left after years of driving? During my morning commute today, I noticed that my left vision was better than my right. If this theory is plausible, than your Brit/Aussie readers can tell us if they have better vision to the right?
--- Mary
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