This is a fundamental skill in the visual system. It is the ability to quickly and efficiently look for relevant information in your environment. You use your vision to find something specific. This helps you to efficiently carry out a number of different tasks. It is a function of visual perception that is aimed at detecting and recognizing visual stimuli. Peripheral vision is an aspect of vision that is integrally part of visual scanning. We use our whole visual field to find information pertinent to the task at hand.
When you want to find something specific, your brain will automatically go through a series of interrelated processes, for instance – selective and focused attention.
- Visual perception makes it possible to distinguish and identify colors and shapes etc.
- Recognition is comparing the information you received to determine whether this is known information or new information.
Visual Scanning brain training exercises use brain plasticity as a basis. With EBG, we’ve developed a battery of exercises designed to train visual short term memory and other cognitive functions. The neural networks in the brain grow stronger and more efficient with continual exercises. This is the reason constant training helps developing the brain structures that relate to visual short term memory.
Eye-Brain-Gym exercises where Visual Scanning is developed
FollowMe will develop your visual scanning skills and take your visual efficiency to the next level. You have to follow the images, shapes, numbers and letters in a circle, determining how many times the example is flashed on the screen – watch out, there can be a quick change of direction!
FocusOut is the exercise for developing Peripheral vision is an aspect of vision that is integrally part of visual scanning. We use our whole visual field to find information pertinent to the task at hand. Peripheral vision enables the eye to find the next fixation point whilst moving from one fixation to the next. It is a crucial skill when developing silent reading fluency.
CountMe is an exercise that helps to improve various ocular-motor skills specifically geared towards visual scanning. You will quickly identify, and remember how many times the example is flashed rhythmic across the screen from left to right. Targeted difficulty levels will challenge your brains constantly so that you can grow and advance in our visual and cognitive processing abilities using shapes, images, numbers, letters and combinations.
BlockFlash and BlockMatch will challenge and develop your visual scanning in a variety of ways. You need to quickly identify the object and remember where it was displayed within the given time-frame. The ability to discriminate between detail is developed with this exercise.
JumbleMatch assists you in developing visual scanning when you quickly and accurately have to discriminate between sizes, patterns, words and word shapes, classification of items, connections between names and formula etc. in a fun and interactive way.
MindActivation trains your brain to ask the right questions, in order to be able to find the information you need to succeed. Your brain will learn how to see the ‘bigger picture’ when looking at new information.
Skimming will give you the opportunity to look at a few sentences from a passage quickly and to develop your prediction skills. you will have to write a few sentences on what you expect will happen in the passage. This exercise takes visual scanning to the next level by giving you the opportunity to learn how to interact creatively with visual information.
Scanning will test your develop your visual scanning capabilities to the extreme. Allow your eyes to quickly flow over the passage as you search and point out specific sight words that are indicated at the top of the screen.