Traders Process Visual Data Better

I am always urging OF-G software subscribers to try graphic depictions of order flow data, rather than old school numeric or textual displays. And there is a reason for this: Our brains are much more efficient at processing pictures and shapes than  at processing text. Here is a quote from the article,  Humans Process Visual Data Better:

“Visualization works from a human perspective because we respond to and process visual data better than any other type of data. In fact, the human brain processes images 60,000 times faster than text…”

Now we might debate over whether the number is 60,000 or something else, but experience teaches us that this general concept is correct.

The infographic below details some interesting observations on this topic. In particular, note the section called comprehension.

Why Your Brain Loves Visual Content [Infographic]
Infographic courtesy of