What would you do if you could see the speed of thought?
Posted by c. wagner on November 5, 2009
Slow motion just got a whole lot slower, with a camera sensor able to film action at 1 million frames per second.
The black and white device is quick enough to capture impulses hurtling through firing nerve cells, and its resolution is good enough to film the microsecond-long pulse-like nerve signals that speed through networks of neurons at up to 180 kilometres per hour.
And that’s exactly what scientists are doing with it. Following nerve impulses as they speed from one location to another. Science and technology are such wonderful things.