...when they spotted us not prepped for the next pitch, or play or not paying attention to base runners in baseball. Keeping your mind on the matters before you is also an essentially point in the old Zen practice "chop wood and carry water," and it is smart mojo for the slick, tactical operator or for even the simple self defense and survival of anyone.
Who, what, where, when, how and why. “What was I thinking at that exact second?” "How did I miss the ball? Miss the suspect escape? Miss the critical shot? Drop the pass? Forget the answer? Lose the race? Failure, failure, choke, choke, choke, etc., etc...
Well it is not just about that split second. There is also a "before and an after" that exact second that is very much involved in performance and the preparatory training. The subjects of cognitive delay, the cognitive drift, the mental distraction and even flat-out, daydreaming which can directly cause hiccups, mistakes and problems.