Eye tracking and brain development go hand in hand. As the eyes are called upon to track items across the vertical and horizontal axiis of the body, neurol activity is increased. The theory is that this activity is the basis for numerous connections being formed between the hemisperes of the brain. Also, when the eyes are called upon to track items that are moving in various patterns, the eye muscles also strengthen, reducing headaches and eye fatigue in many individuals.
You can often witness weak muscular development of the eyes as well as the need for more connections between the hemispheres of the brain by a simple experiement. Have the individual lay down on the floor. Take an object conected to a string, a yoyo works well, and swing it side to side, 18" in front of his eyes. Ask him to keep his head still and track the object , watch his eyes. The eyes may do something other than what you would expect. They may get behind, bounce ahead, or even shake. Repeat this experiment moving the object vertically, diagnolly, in a circle, and at different speeds.
Any abnormallities can be corrected over time utilizing any activity that requires the eyes to track an object across the horizontal and vertical axis of the body while performing motor skills with both sides of the body. Thus yoyoing becomes an incredibly powerful tool for motor skill, eye, and brain development!
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