Defense Vision under stress Recoil Staff May 28, 2014 Join the Conversation RECOILweb contributor Aaron Cowan of Sage Dynamics recently wrote an article about what happens to your vision under the effects of stress. Actually, it's more of a treatise but it's worth reading. “Many of the students we have in front of us will have not been involved in a shooting or multiple shootings. We can explain the stress effects on vision (among other things) but having not experienced them personally, those students are only getting an academic understanding. Since everyone has eyes and can see, they may not grasp that their vision can be changed in a significant way under stress because internally they have been seeing since birth…” Aaron Cowan He looks at the example of an undercover officer who was unable to see his sights during a shooting incident. He talks about the structure of the eye, the SNS, front sight focus (and its loss), field of vision and depth perception and many other facets of vision as it pertains to gunfighting. You don't have to have a burning desire to understand proprioception or synaptic plasticity to learn from it. Read the entire article on Monderno here. Explore RECOILweb:Review: LWRC Six8 PDWAero Precision Monthly Rifle Giveaway: Limited Edition Coyote Tan M4E1 (June 2015)Preview - Knight's SR-25 Enhanced Combat CarbineAfterSHOT: Chronicle - Gunsite40 Evolution of Shooting (Part 1) NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.